Band: Haste The Day
Album: When Everything Falls
One thing that tends to drive me crazy is when Christian bands constantly pander to their audience with church phrases and sayings. You can single bands out pretty easily that musically might stand apart, but then once the singing starts you hear those church/bible phrases that immediately label a band really harshly.
I'm not saying this is a bad thing. The reason Christian Contemporary Music is a genre at all is because there's so many bands that do this. It's turned it into a whole thing and it's great for people who like that. Not me, but I'm not about to write off an entire genre because I don't like their imagery.
Here's the issue though. When that's the only style of music available you're going to have issues. Me for example. If I was a new believer one thing I'd really chafe at would be a lack of music for me to get into. Music, as I'm sure y'all might have noticed, is a big deal to me. If I came in and found that not only am I being told I have to give up all my old music (totally separate issue there) but that all I have to replace it is Casting Crowns, Aaron Shust, and Jeremy Camp I'd have some issues to address right quick.
Just cause a band has the religious label attached to them doesn't mean they need to be less good than their secular counterpart. I know a lot of this is because people aren't familiar with a lot of what to give people to listen to, but I'm gonna make it a minor mission to let people know where to find the good Christian Metal stuff.
If you are of a religious background and don't believe me, go ahead and check the lyrics for the songs I'm posting during this whole rant week I'm on, please. They're all pretty solid.
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