Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh – “Identity Crisis”


Jacksonville, Florida brings us the beautycore band Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh, also known as GFM. 3 sisters started this band and also introduced a new genre. Beautycore is a mix of hardrock and metalcore played by exclusively women. The sisters are also quite young, with the oldest being 18 and the youngest 13. They want to bring a message of hope and strength in a dark and hurting age.

This band is quite interesting. They show that even with their young age they know how to make music. Their first song Beneath the Skin is a great introduction to this band. It’s powerful and just sounds great. The heavy guitar riff and the clean strums make a great combination. The sound they have reminds me a lot of Icon For Hire in their early years. GFM’s song Graveyard of Identities starts off with the first time on this album grunting becomes part of their sound. It fits right in and just sound great with the rest of their sound. They do a great job combining hard rock with metalcore. It sounds so natural and make the metalcore sound more acceptable for people who don’t really like it. I’m a big fan of bands like Memphis May Fire ands The Devil Wears Prada, but I also like bands like Skillet and I must say that GFM picks enough of both styles to make a great combination. The song Chatter in the Room is different from the rest of the songs. It is softer and actually a pleasant pause from their heavy sound.

They give you enough time to give you a rest and ready up for the rest of their songs, because they rock on after this song. For example Death of Giants kicks you in the face again with the beautycore sound. Dimensions ends the album strong. It made me want more of this band. I really can’t wait for their next album.

I really liked this album. It is just the kind of combination of styles that sound good to me. I’m also inspired by this band. It shows me that it doesn’t matter how old you are, if you have passion for music and are good at composing you can make good album. Not only the sound is good, I also like the fact to make the world a bit brighter with music. It’s an universal form of communication and that makes it one of the best media to communicate with. I’m looking forward to hear more of this band and I think that they will come far. I love to recommend this album, especially when you like bands like Skillet and the early years of Icon For Hire mixed with bands like August Burns Red and Fit For A King.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Written by Joshua

Track list:
1. Beneath the Skin
2. Graveyard of Identities
3. Stuck in My Suicide
4. Twisted Humanity
5. Judas Kiss
6. Darkness
7. Chatter in the Room
8. Evil Lies
9. Death of Giants
10. Dimensions

Band members:
CJ – Guitar and vocals
Meggie – Bass/Keyboard/vocals
Lulu – Drums

“Death of Giants” EP (2015)
“Identity Crisis” (2016)

Record Label: GFM Music

Weblinks: Website / Twitter / Facebook / Reverbnation / Instagram / iTunes

Buy the album here:
First Paradox
Norway: Nordic Mission

Video for ‘Darkness’

Video for ‘Beneath The Skin’

Video for ‘Graveyard of Identities’

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