Matty Mullins – “Unstoppable”

 Posted by on June 20, 2017 at 23:03  No Responses »
Jun 202017
 

We all know Matty Mullins as the frontman of the popular metalcore-band Memphis May Fire. But his solo-albums are as far from metal as the east is from the west. When we take a close look on his website there is stated the following:

“A warm-hearted Contemporary Christian pop singer with a gentle laugh, gregarious smile, and moving melodic gift, Matty Mullins shares the hope of the Gospel on Unstoppable, a sophomore album as outwardly improbable as it was, in fact, spiritually inevitable. Unstoppable is a collection of songs full of joy and worship, anchored in authenticity and earnest truthfulness, unafraid to declare victory over real brokenness.”

This looks like a contradiction but Matty has more on his sleeve than just metalcore and why should a musician stick only to one genre? Especially when a man such as Matty Mullins is passionate about his faith and he wants to express himself through Spirit-filled anthems, which led to a calling to make an impassioned musical declaration of faith that led to the creation of Mullins self-titled solo debut, which debuted at #66 on the Billboard 200 in the fall of 2014. Featuring worshipful supplications like “See You in Everything” and “More of You”. Continue reading »

Kutless – “Glory”

 Posted by on March 22, 2014 at 00:20  No Responses »
Mar 222014
 

Kutless_Glory_Cover_d326591a-305a-4653-bf43-cecddd91ece3Kutless is a Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 1999, Currently, they have sold over 3 million cd’s. Glory is the eighth studio album from Kutless, and the album was released on February 11, 2014 by BEC Recordings. The band has already achieved two RIAA Gold-selling albums with ‘Strong Tower’ and ‘Live From Portland’.

I remember when Kutless started out; they were a real rock band. Now a couple years have gone by and they have certainly mellowed out a lot to a point of having no or little rock content in their music. For some it can be like an unexpected twist in ones favourite series that kills off the aspect of the film that got you hooked in the first place. In the case many would leave the series and look elsewhere for their fix. While in my opinion perhaps their sound now appeals to a greater audience with its more contemporary flavouring.

They have moved away from being a ‘rock’ band and now I would refer them as a worship band. A category drenched in over-rated and boring bands that often are found rehashing classic worship songs to death, and many musically following that cliché U2 sound.  Continue reading »