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For Today - Ekklesia
For Today - Ekklesia
Monday, May 12, 2008 - 00:00
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A christian band posing with axes and a chainsaw. Hmmm, that somehow doesn't simply pop out and scream 'we love Jesus', now does it? Okay, so Joseph was a carpenter and for that he needed some timber (thanks to the whole immaculate conception thing he didn't need any wood though... get it?) but that's pretty much the only link I see.
Anyway, For Today is yet another mallcore outfit that plays it by the numbers. Everything on "Ekklesia" is executed pretty well but things never ever get exciting. And it's not for lack of trying because the songs stray all over the place in every single song. Between all the chugga chugga parts, cliché breakdowns, screams, grunts, clean vocals and melodic riffing, I simply ended up being bored two songs into the album. Lyrically, it's all about loving Jesus but I strongly doubt the good man himself would approve of this generic drab to spread his word.