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Musical Interlude: “The Last One Alive”, by Demon Hunter

04 Nov

Some Christian metal for y’all. (BTW, since their lyric video for some reason omits the screamed words at the end of the bridge, just before the chorus, they’re: “ever the same”, according to the lyrics searches I did.)

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Posted by on November 4, 2014 in music

 

12 responses to “Musical Interlude: “The Last One Alive”, by Demon Hunter

  1. infowarrior1

    November 4, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Why is it that only death-metal style Christian bands seem the most manliest.

     
  2. Will S.

    November 5, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Because they are! 🙂

    I guess it’s because they demonstrate that Christian men who are musicians don’t need to be Michael W. Smith / Stephen Curtis Chapman clones; sappy, wimpy effeminate tearjerker, male-version of all the female ‘Jesus is my boyfriend’, Hillsongs type music out there in ‘Contemporary Christian Music’.

    But there is some good manly Christian music out there that isn’t heavy metal; there’s a Canadian band that mixes punk, rockabilly, and bluegrass, and in their day jobs, they’re missionaries in downtown Toronto, to street people; they write about drunks, whores, junkies – the down and outs. They are not about saccharine sweetness and light; they’re about ugliness and redemption – kinda like Johnny Cash.

     
  3. Will S.

    November 5, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Now, I like regular bluegrass gospel, too; I’ve not given much thought to its manliness quotient, but I’d say that it isn’t effeminate, except maybe when some of them hit the high notes, but that’s just music. 🙂

    But it is true that when you’re rock, and not just artsy-fartsy rock, but real hard rock, or metal, no-one can dispute your manliness; hence why the manliest non-worship Christian music is found in such genres. Like these Canadians:

     
  4. sfcton

    November 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Manly Christian anything makes me laugh, music is even less likely to be true

     
  5. Will S.

    November 5, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Did you even listen to the song? Tell me if you think it sounds effeminate or faggy.

     
  6. sfcton

    November 6, 2014 at 10:44 am

    LOL cannot get it to load, but I cannot recall the last church going man I wanted next to me at work

     
  7. Will S.

    November 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    This is a Christian site, a reactionary traditionalist site, and a manosphere site.

    I’m a churchgoer, and I stand for traditional Christian masculinity.

    I exist.

    There are others like us, even outside of snake-handing churches.

    If you think we’re merely fakers, posers, and can’t possibly exist, and you sneer at the very possibility of our kind, and you pre-judge Christian metal without even hearing any (and I’m sure, somewhere, if not youtube, you could find some sites to load this kind of music from, even with your slow connection), I’m really not sure why you bother coming here.

     
  8. Will S.

    November 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

    We of course welcome all different kinds of commenters, of all different kinds of worldviews, but it might be nice if some common courtesy, towards the faith of the hosts, is shown; not to mention some differentiation between weak-sauce churchian evanjellyfish and our ilk, who are different.

    Something to consider.

     
  9. Kilrud

    November 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Heh, I’ll step up and say Demon Hunter sounds like Nickelback, and that first Thousand Foot Krutch link sounds like Linkin Park. That is to say, generic modern rock/metal, which is usually whiny, and often… faggy. I do however like The Schomberg Fair stuff, despite not liking much bluegrass. I’m always looking for good Christian bands, but they’re even harder to find than good secular ones.

    If you have a taste (and attention span) for Prog, I recently found out the old lead singer of Spock’s Beard converted to Christianity before splitting with the group after their 2002 album. Not all of it is as good as his Spock’s Beard stuff, but it’s worth a listen. Although there are parts some might call “faggy” 😛

    And a softer album called Testimony:

    Fun fact, the ex-drummer of Dream Theater worked on these albums as well.

    As an aside, I wouldn’t let the accusations of being an effeminate churchian as a result of professing your faith in Christ bother you: people will always hate us for that. much better (temporally) to be thought a fag than fed to lions. I hope to be verse enough in The Word to draw on the “blunt” spirit of the unapologetic prophets when people expect to see me as soft (especially when the church IS being soft).

     
  10. Will S.

    November 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    @ Kilrud: Fair enough; they’re doubtless highly derivative.

    I’ll have to check these out; the only prog I really know is prog rock, which I do like.

    It’s not that I’m bothered by accusations of effeminacy, so much as I’m irritated by people pre-judging, and tarring us all with the same brush, esp. when the charge is absurd, and we as a blog are against mushy, effeminate churchianity.

     
  11. Kilrud

    November 6, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Ya, Spock’s Beard, Neal Morse and Dream Theater are all prog rock/metal. And, it is a strange accusation, especially since I’m pretty sure I’ve seen him around the Christian side of the manosphere more than a few times. perhaps he thinks we’re “expediently christian” where Christ (or rather the church) is merely a tactic and a means to and end instead of The End in and of Himself. I’ve seen a lot of that in the “Dark Enlightenment” and other traditionalist groups.

     
  12. Will S.

    November 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I don’t know.

    Interesting; I don’t know much of modern prog rock / metal; I know the older stuff, mostly. I have to educate myself, I see. 🙂

     

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