Jesus Wept - Show's Over

Published Tuesday 30th May 2006
Jesus Wept - Show's Over

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18009-4905
LABEL: Strikefirst SFR022

Reviewed by Greg Sammons

xDisciple ADx' own cult status amongst fans of spirit-filled hardcore is bettered by only one band, No Innocent Victim. As it happens, the two bands played a lot together and often lent each other members and ideas. The theme carries on to this day as the legendary Dave Quiggle is seen laying down the bulk of NIV's riffs whilst also being the musical driving force behind Jesus Wept. In theory Jesus Wept carried on from where xDisciple ADx left off, with one Quiggle producing and the other Quiggle (Dan) supplying lyrics and vocals. The partnership works a dream on their debut full-length. On many of their standout tracks they interestingly manage to supply a form of hardcore that is accessible to newcomers to the scene, yet still ensuring the band maintain their underground credibility in a way that Comeback Kid or Stretch Arm Strong simply can't. Yes, this is accessible to a wider range of musical devotees but it's still hardcore and no mistake! For me, the standout tracks are "Break Me" and the extremely catchy "Broken Crown" segueing into "Dedicated", where they firmly nail their beliefs to the mast. Musically this is a mix of tough-guy and East Coast hardcore punk. Spiritually it deals with typical Christian hardcore themes but in a way that really does make you want to stand up and fight! The band's musical heritage shines through, ensuring this will probably be Strikefirst Records' best release of 2006.

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