Posted July 27, 2010
I had picked this album up just randomly seeing it for a good deal at Walmart and hearing a few songs by Disciple I thought I'd try it out. I had no idea what I was in for and did not know this band would become one of my favorite Christian rock bands, these guys are amazing!
So about the album, this is probably one of Disciple's heaviest albums, yet at the same time has a strong sense of melody to it, giving it a beautiful since of chaos.
The cd opens with the heavy rock track "Regime Change", which pulls you in with lead vocalist Kevin's amazing screams and clean melodic vocals, with the pounding instruments guiding the song and a very strong opener to the album. "Love Hate On and On" continues keeping up the energy with the previous song, leading into the great vocals of the arena rock song "My Hell." What comes next is one of the heaviest tracks on the album and also one of the best, the title track "Scars Remain" This song has intense screams and mostly is all screamed except the chorus and the instruments almost launch into metal territory. "Game On and Someone" both follow and are both amazing heavy songs and are great listens. Next things slow down a bit with the acoustic driven "After the World" great vocals and beautiful song. After the ballad Disciple doesn't hesitate speeding things back up with "Dive" and jumping into the heaviest track on the record "Fight For Love" this is one fun, heavy, and fast intense song, offering some of Kevin's best screams and one of Disciple's most brutal songs. This jumps right into "Purpose to Melody" which works as a nice follow up with this nice rock tune. The record then ends with a beautiful ballad "No End At All." This song offers some beautiful vocals and nice light musical backdrop that drives the song. Kind of an odd ending to this mostly heavy record, but a good ending nonetheless.
Most the songs on this album follow a typical heavier rock/metal formula with the scream/sing switch, with heavy instruments, but Disciple does this way better than others. With having the experience in the industry as Disciple has, what they do they do well. Any fan of heavier rock will be able to easily jump into this record and enjoy it. This is easily my favorite record of Disciple's many albums and has a ton of awesome songs. If you have never heard of this band, this is a good cd to get you hooked.
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