Joshua's Creed - Joshua's Creed

Published Saturday 30th September 2017
Joshua's Creed - Joshua's Creed
Joshua's Creed - Joshua's Creed

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 166459-25816
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Rob Birtley

Joshua's Creed is a band from Kalispell, Montana. Someone said about them, "If Iron Maiden and Judas Priest had a love child, it would be Joshua's Creed." I would modify that and stress early Maiden and Priest with a punk and N.W.B.H.M. twist so you can expect crude, brutal and basic heavy metal. 'Joshua's Creed' begins with "Alive" which starts with a creation narrative meandering to the resurrection set to a primitive thrash metal soundtrack. The music of "It Is Finished" steals more than a page from the early Black Sabbath songbook while "The Sky Is Falling" opens with early Judas Priest riffs and is an apocalyptic tale. Don't look for any deep theological message in this one, it even references Chicken Little. "Buried In The Womb" is a stark indictment on our society that places the "woman's right to choose" above the sanctity of life; "'Consequences" opens with an AC/DC blues riff with a dash of Motorhead and carries on that way. It seems to be about the fact that your choices will not only affect the earth but the hereafter as well. To sum up, this album is something of a curate's egg - good in parts but you really wouldn't go overboard on it unless you were a firm fan of this type of angst filled primordial metal.

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