May 5, 2021
American Made was a fun band that only released 2 LPS, but some of their songs have remained my fave in their tiny genre. What I mean by that is that they combined rapcore with funk & punk & hip hop. Interesting combo for sure, but imho it worked for its time.… Continued →
May 3, 2021
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.… Continued →
December 19, 2020
Here’s another obscure band for ya! Broken released one LP on Mercy Street Records which had a small yet diverse array of artists: Real (Nu metal), Popcorn (rap), one of Seventh Day Slumber’s early releases & Salt (Southern rock). Broken has a hard hitting heavy rapcore/nu-metal sound. They released 3 songs to indie Christian rock/loud radio: Beautiful, Stand & Cage.… Continued →
June 12, 2020
Finnish rapcore at its finest in the early days of nu-metal. Simply said, this is one of the most high energy bands imho ever (just see the video for their song “Point of No Return”). It seems they did not keep the same label as each release was through a different one.… Continued →
May 18, 2020
Vagabond 12 was a brief rap rock band which reminds this listener of Broken Yoke and NOT the heavier rapcore music made known by bands such as EDL or Jack Of All Trades. They seem to have only released a two song single before fading into obscurity. But the 2 songs are very radio friendly with rapped vocal hooks laden within acoustic guitars.… Continued →
May 13, 2020
WM was a brief rapcore band reminiscent of American Made. Hailing from my old stomping grounds in South Carolina, I first heard of them on a Christian indie rock show. Their 1999 LP was released on DTS after they released their first demo in 1998 on cassette. DTS comprised an eclectic artist list ranging from Paul Noel Stookey to .hopesfall!… Continued →
August 19, 2017
November 21, 2016
Today, I am posting a list of Christian Metal bands from the old days that aren’t mentioned very often when talking about Christian metal. Most of them tend to be Nu-metal, ironically, even though the 90’s was the time for Nu-Metal/Rapcore. 5. Oficina G3 Oficina G3 is a Christian prog metal act from the late 80’s.… Continued →
November 7, 2016
The now classic numetal/rapcore band, Every Day Life, have indeed reunited as evidenced on their new Facebook page. The band recently hosted a Q&A session on Facebook and have plans for a special podcast through their former label home “Frontline/Alarma Records”. Every Day Life have plans for some explosive reunion shows in Orange County/So Cal, Ohio, and a few other spots in 2017.… Continued →
September 20, 2014
Veteran hard rockers Disciple return with their newest album, "Attack." Functionally their first independent album since "Back Again," and bringing a sound that combines that album with their later works, "Attack" is an assault from start to finish. But, does this album live up to its massively successful kickstarter campaign? Read on to find out.
August 24, 2014
Thousand Foot Krutch follow their career defining "The End is Where We Begin" with a more somber offering in "Oxygen: Inhale." A spiritual successor to "The Art of Breaking," TFK fans are in for a ride with this incredibly faith affirming album. But, will the more somber tone alienate those who were drawn in by their more raucous recent offering? Read on to find out more.
December 22, 2013
Day of Vengeance return with a release that is all over the place, but not in a bad way. Read on to uncover our impression of "Crutchless."
July 8, 2012
Powerhouse rock group P.O.D. returns with a vengeance in "Murdered Love," but is this a return to form for the band or simply a rehash of previous glory? Read on to find out.