Christian Review Magazine Issue 2 - Jan/Feb 2015 - Page 38

CHRISTIAN’S TOP 5 EMPIRE 21 ”EMPIRE 21” European, anthemic, commercial power metal featuring guitar virtuoso CJ Grimmark (Narnia)… what more can one ask for? Featuring heavy guitar driven melodies, great soaring vocals, keys, and some insanely fast, shredding solos, all bought together over a backdrop of thundering bass and pounding drums, this album contains 11 tracks of blistering metal that deserves a few spins. DISCIPLE “ATTACK” Attack is a heavy and powerful album. From the opening words, “‘Till the day I die, I’ll be a radical” which is sung over a nice southern metal guitar riff, to the final words on the album, “My God will make a way even when it seems that there’s no way, With God it’s never too late, With God it’s never too late“, it’s obvious that Disciple play and sing for Jesus. (Read Review) WAR OF AGES “SUPREME CHAOS” Supreme Chaos is a hard album, and fans of Demon Hunter, For Today, Testament, The Showdown, and the like, should love it. But rest assured it’s not as brutal as many of the recent metal releases (The Reformers, Those Who Fear). I 38 > CHRISTIAN REVIEW found Supreme Chaos to be a lot more listenable, which in turn (for me) makes it much more enjoyable. (Read Review) CHRIS TOMLIN “LOVE RAN RED” For almost 20 years Chris Tomlin has been playing worship. And it shows. Love Ran Red is his 13th release and I have to be honest and say that, although Chris’ other releases are good and worthy of listening to, this album blows the m all away! Every track on Love Ran Red is amazingly written and played, and the album as a whole is possibly the best worship album I have ever heard. I have no doubt that before too long churches will be singing songs from this album in their times of worship. (Read Review) TOURNIQUET “ONWARD TO FREEDOM” For 25 years Tourniquet’s music has taken fans on an hard musical odyssey from all out thrash to stoner metal to hard rock to hardcore. And they are a band that rarely fails to impress. This album is no exception… in my humble opinion it is by far their best work since Psycho Surgery (1991). As always the lyrics are hard and uncompromising, and the music is expertly written and played, making Onward to Freedom an auditory treat for fans of the heavier side of music! (Read Review)