Song of the Day: East West - Song X

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Not to be confused with the AC pop band East to West (lol), Cali’s East West were a driving force in the rap metal scene in Christiandom along with EDL, Pillar, Beanbag, etc… I actually saw them live in Greenville, SC in the early 200s with Pillar & The Benjamin Gate. Known for their unabashed view on Christianity with the band name derived from Psalms 103:12, they were known as Rachel’s Silence at one point. They have had many songs which I would consider to be outstanding including, Seven, Thru 2 U, Breathe & Closure, but my fave is today’s SOTD.

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May 3, 2021 11:29 pm

Loved East West back in the day. Got to see them live twice in Chicago, and they were just as good live and super friendly. While I like all their records, I think their last album, Hope in Anguish, is a forgotten Nu Metal gem. I’m happy to see them remembered here with this SOTD.

May 4, 2021 2:08 pm
Reply to  thenorthseas

Yes, saw them at Cornerstone in ’02, and was surprised that they pulled off even “She Cries” (my personal favorite of their’s) just like the CD. Very good show, and they were extremely nice. I wasn’t a huge fan of Hope In Anguish when it came out because it was so different from the debut, but in the nearly 18 years since, it has grown on me.

May 10, 2021 11:41 pm

Oh man, this takes me back, I remember hearing this on the Extreme Days album, Tobymac, Earthsuit, Pax 217, Rod Laver, POD, and these guys all contributed to my growing rapcore obsession when I was young

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Phil metalhed
May 9, 2021 8:02 pm

Anotha great band gone 2 soon.

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