Tag: mattie montgomery

July 23, 2021

Song of the Day: Besieged - The Years Between

How often have you gone back to listen to an album that was more than 10 years old, only to find it didn’t hold up as well as you thought it would? A sloppy guitar part here, or a bad mixing job there, or even just song ideas that didn’t really work as well in hindsight? I first heard Atlantis in 2007 when I was asked to review it for Uprise Zine (if you remember that publication, give me a shout!)… Continued →

September 19, 2020

Have You Ever Heard Of: Mattie Montgomery

So Mattie is not a soloist per se. He is the former dreaded frontman for disbanded metalcore bands For Today & Besieged. He branched out & has 3 prophetic teaching CDs that are basically short sermons set to music. He currently serves as the pastor of a ministry he founded called The Altar Fellowship. Here are the lyrics for his 2nd sermon from his first album, Restless What is my destiny? What is God’s plan for me?… Continued →

June 26, 2017

Besiged (Featuring Mattie Montgomery of For Today) Release Remastered Version of "INRI" (2007)

Before Mattie Montgomery was the vocalist in FOR TODAY, he fronted Michigan’s BESIEGED. The band released a sole full-length effort, titled Atlantis, before Montgomery moved on to FOR TODAY. The album was released 10 years ago today, June 26, on Blood & Ink Records. In celebration, the band are releasing a remastered version of their song “INRI,” which is taken from Atlantis. The song was given a studio update by the band’s drummer, Josh Schroeder, who has produced albums for A Plea For Purging, For The Fallen Dreams and many others.… Continued →

December 1, 2016

5 Christian Metal Bands You May Not Have Heard Of (2000's Version)

Here’s another one of those lists I’ve been working on. Primarily, the reoccurring genre this time ’round are in the ‘core genre. Hope you enjoy! 5. A Thousand Times Repent Deathcore, as of late, has been extremely popular, especially with the last 4-5 years. If you want some good Christian deathcore, go listen to A Thousand Times Repent, as well as the Christian deathcore comps on Bandcamp. But back to the topic at hand. The band formed in 2006 as a sixpiece, one vocalist, one drummer, one bassist, and three guitarists.… Continued →

November 7, 2016

REVIEW : Lovely Things In Ugly Places by Mattie Montgomery

In the first two sentences of his new book, Lovely Things In Ugly Places, Mattie Montgomery wastes no time expressing what he believes the heart of God is…love for the broken; “For those who are forgotten or feared by most of our post-modern church”. He goes on to say that “Wherever fear has built a wall, love can build a bridge.” What follows throughout the rest of the book are examples of exactly that, as Mattie recounts the history of For Today and intertwines the numerous interactions he’s had over the years with various folks he’s met during his time with the band.… Continued →

October 23, 2014

REVIEW : Fit For A King - Slave to Nothing

The band have recently released “Slave to Nothing”, the successor to record breaking “Creation/Destruction”. Can this album gain the band even more popularity, or will it kill all the momentum the band worked their tails off to gain?

July 23, 2014

INTERVIEW : Mattie Montgomery of For Today

We recently had the chance to talk with Mattie Montgomery, lead vocalist and frontman vocalist of Razor & Tie metalcore band, For Today. We talked about their new record, fatherhood, the highs and lows of Warped Tour, and what it means to be Christians in the music industry.

June 27, 2013

March 18, 2013

REVIEW : For Today - Prevailer Ep

For Today follows 2012's Immortal with a solid EP that incorporates homages to For Today's past and a reminder of just how powerful Mattie Montgomery and company can be.

January 26, 2010