Nov 022018
 

Wisconsin-based Christian rock band In The Verse have released a music video for their brand new single ‘Scars’ this is their first ever music video. The video can be seen below.

In The Verse list post-grunge band, Red; and hard rockers Disciple, Thousand Foot Krutch, Decyfer Down and Skillet as influences. I’d also venture that if you’re a Stain’d fan, In The Verse will strike a familiar chord.

Their debut album “Transformer” has been released in December 2016. Continue reading »

Oct 282018
 

“If You Proclaim” , the (long-awaited) debut album from rock band At Home is out now. Actually, the album would be released in early 2018, but it has become a bit later. “If You Proclaim” is available on many music platforms (such as amazon, itunes, spotify etc).

At Home: 2 people from 2 different countries who were inspired by Holy Spirit to create the band: Dave Hanson(USA) and Alina Lewandowska (Poland)

A vision started with Alina Lewandowska of Christian Rock Band – I.N.D and Dave Hanson of Christian Rock Band – In The Verse. They reside on opposites sides of the world, Poland and the United States, with the same passion for creating music and wanting others to be healed by The Living God, sharing how great God is, and how it would be awesome to make music together,and the question arose, why not create a Christian Rock Band, the technology of today allows for such things to happen and with God, can make a huge impact in peoples lives, giving them opportunity to find Jesus Christ.

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In The Verse “Transformer”

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Jul 302018
 

It’s the keyboard melodies that had me coming back for yet another listen. I must admit, I’m a bit of a prog fan and to my ears the synthesizer can do little wrong. To be clear, In The Verse are not prog rock. They’re a hard rock band out of Wisconsin, U.S.A, started in 2013. “Transformer” is their debut release, from 2016.

Why should you pay attention to this album in 2018? Honest lyrics, for one. Noah Hulbert sings in “Alone”: You look inside my cold, hardened heart / At the things I hide that are tearing me apart”. When he appeals to God, he drops his brave face, encouraging me (the listener) to do the same. Inside, the light and dark are vying for supremacy – a fight that has me weary. God delivers victory in battle, and I am welcomed home.

While the growls and grunts of extreme metal certainly appeal, I sometimes need the clear sung lyrics I hear on this album. I was watching Jason Mantzoukas talk about his record picks at the Amoeba store earlier, where he said he’s drawn more often to the expressive qualities of the voice than to what is being sung; often not even noticing the words. On the “Transformer” album, disillusionment makes way for hope, and I wouldn’t have been able to follow this trajectory if lyrics were unclear. Continue reading »