Place of Skulls – As A Dog Returns

Though their album cover is shorn of neon crosses and depictions of Jesus, Place of Skulls are quite obviously devout Christian metal and as subtle as a train crash at that. But it’s not really fair to judge them simply for integrating faith and beliefs into their music. Is that any sillier than when Mercyful Fate write songs about devil … [Read more...]

For Today – “Devastator”

For Today are among many in the long line of Christian metal/hardcore bands on Facedown Records. Some have believed hardcore finds its place on the outskirts of Christianity, but that no longer remains true. For Today originates from Sioux City, Iowa. "Devastator" comes from their third album Breaker out on August 31st. Vocalist Mattie Montgomery's … [Read more...]

mewithoutYou – It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright

Critics and fans be damned, Aaron Weiss and co. have crafted an absolute outlier of an album with It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright. mewithoutYou ditches the gloom and drudgery that has come to define them and instead opt for a gentler sound based around acoustic guitar and pastoral lyrics about animals and God. And … [Read more...]