|Today Is My Third Sput-versary|
HOORAY! Three years around this crazy place. List is kinda thrown together just cuz.
They're a bunch of albums I've been revisiting lately. I love this site and thanks to
all the other Sputsters for keeping it alive.
The Devil and God Are Raging inside Me
This album truly is a masterpiece that my generation will be known as bearing witness to. It's
not sonically perfect to me but its inconsistencies add to the overall effect. The lyrics have really
been speaking to me. I also can't stop listening to "Limousine" and "Jesus Christ."
|2||As Cities Burn|
Come Now Sleep
I recently purchased this album and began listening to it again. It gave me footing during a hard
time. A friend of mine had took his own life about a month ago and this album told me it's okay
to have doubts and fears at this time, but there is Hope nonetheless. Being a Christian, this
album is something I would recommend to all Believers through hardships.
This is such an overlooked piece of work. It stumbles and is a bit amateurish at points but the
lyrics are honest and the music is focused. There are so many touching moments throughout the
songs on here. This band could have garnered some massive commercial appeal when they were
around. This sophomore LP expounds on their more sensitive side and exhibits love, loss, and
Faith as beautiful accessories to the human condition.
Never in my life would I expect this band to be anything more than just good. This album blows
me away. Vocalist and lyricist J.R. Richards is a very spiritual and emotional man and lets every
bit of that bleed into the band's material. Also, his voice is among the best. Dishwalla is easily
one of the most thoughtful and talented pop-rock bands America has ever spawned and this is a
prime example of why that is.
Need I say anymore? This album is beyond influential and still holds up to this day. Converge
seems to be among the first metalcore bands to really make what they do an artform. They
focus on every attribute going into the album to release every collection at the top of their
game. This is probably their peak.
Sunrise Over a Sea of Blood
This is my favorite deathcore album of all time. Spice it all up with some black metal influences
and killer production and you've got yourself a treat. This rules, not just as a Christian album,
but for the genre as a whole. If you're one to discount deathcore as juvenile and unoriginal, you
wouldn't be wrong in that. But why not give these masters a chance? Do it!
I mostly dug really hard into this album again in anticipation for Rice's new album but it's
absolutely superb enough on its own. Gentle, dramatic, enjoyable. This Irish troubadour strains
golden notes around his simplistic playing style and writes easily digestible lyrics that spin great
tales, even if they're a bit cryptic at times. A singer-songwriter classic.
All the Footprints You've Ever Left...
This Japanese band's sound has been rehashed by several bands since the release of this epic.
Envy just has such a tight control over what they do. It rarely feels sensational and it always
proves effective here. An excellent screamo album.
Though the ratings for this album are fairly split, I personally have an intense fondness for it.
The Chariot were a milestone for all metalcore past and present and future and this album shows
them at their wildest and most melodic. That album art is just too cool to pass up.
The Satellite Years
What this band did for the genres they touched is absolutely amazing. They were portends to the
future, being WAY ahead of their time. Every track on this album rocks and pulls no punches.
Though science fiction topics in music haven't always interested me, their space-y influences are
applied so well here. Memorable through and through.