Seventh Star - The Undisputed Truth

Published Monday 5th January 2009
Seventh Star - The Undisputed Truth
Seventh Star - The Undisputed Truth

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 42355-13411
LABEL: Facedown FCD059

Reviewed by Peter John Willoughby

Florida's Seventh Star took their name from the book of Revelation, where it talks about the seven stars held in Jesus' hands. The church that the seventh star represents is neither hot nor cold, becoming complacent. This was the exact opposite of the band's ethos. I say "was" as Seventh Star play their final concert this month. They have always been an upfront Christian hardcore band who thankfully resist ambiguous lyrics. This time the theme is based around the restoration of creation, which is filled with longing for the Creator. Just in case you don't get the message from the lyrics, then you will not be left in any doubt by the artwork in the booklet. So let me introduce you to Johnny Intravaia (vocals), Drew Russ (bass/vocals), Chase Moore (guitar) and Shawn Douglas (drums). They also pull in Justin Chaillou (xLooking Forwardx) and Dan Quiggle (Jesus Wept) for a track each. It's everything you would expect, brutal chugging guitar with raspy vocals. Never has a 2007 lyric been so close to the truth as in "World War Three" where they overuse gang vocals on "They want a line between you and me/World War Three/Two thousand years since the curtain was split in two/And left God and man in commune/So now the dirty become worthy/Yet here we are/Two hundred years in a nation state who blurred the lines of politics and faith/Does Christ vote left/does he vote right?" Most of the songs chug along at the same speed, until they finally really let rip on "The World's Solution". It's hardcore for the masses done by genuine guys we'll miss.

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