False Idle - Hymns Of Punk Rock Praise

Published Tuesday 30th July 2013
False Idle - Hymns Of Punk Rock Praise
False Idle - Hymns Of Punk Rock Praise

STYLE: Rock
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136832-20354
LABEL: Thumper Punk
FORMAT: CD EP

Reviewed by Josh Dipple

It was certainly a bold move for Idaho punk band False Idle to begin their career in 2010 with an EP of old hymns, and you certainly won't hear these classics like this anywhere else. Each of the six songs on 'Hymns Of Punk Rock Praise' shows False Idle in all of its thunderous, turned-up-to-11 glory, and it certainly makes for interesting listening. In fact, the experience can be made all the more entertaining by imagining the reactions of Bennard and Spafford upon hearing these re-imagined versions of "Old Rugged Cross" and "It Is Well With My Soul". The musicianship displayed here can't be faulted for technical aptitude, with each hymn being played with such gusto (not to mention speed) that it's hard not to envisage a scene where sweat is dripping off the drum kit at the end of each song, and this exhaustion rubs off onto the listener. The only problem, then, is that maybe this EP could have done with a little more dynamic variety. But this was still a decent start from a band who have subsequently gone on to greater things.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. Old Rugged Cross [Listen]
2. It Is Well With My Soul [Listen]
3. Great Is Thy Faithfulness [Listen]
4. He Lives [Listen]
5. To God Be The Glory [Listen]
6. He's Alive [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.












We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.