Saturday, July 30, 2016

New Blogs!

Hooray!

If you're wondering where we've been and what we've been doing... then read on because the answers lie below.

We've both been working a lot on are solo blogs which are up over here (Noah) and here (Isaac).

Don't worry dear (fictitious) readers, we are not abandoning you, I, at least, hope to continue posting stuff here as it comes to me.

However, if you are interested in missions, knowing more about our lives or stuff like that then you might want to check out those links. If not, take a look anyway and see if anything catches your eye.

If you want to know a little bit more about what you'd be getting into; I have a post about it over here.

That is all, see ya'll around.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Everything Was Sound

So.

I'm a really big fan of Silent Planet. I have all their albums, I've seen them in concert multiple times, I vaguely follow their stuff and what's going on with their band and I just think they're pretty cool.

I enjoy their sound and the way that they put everything together. I really think they have a lot of skill and though I know that not everyone's into metalcore (screamo) I think they're one of the top christian metalcore bands on the scene right now.

I was part of a conversation a while back about lyrics, lyricists and modern music artists, I asserted that Silent Planet has some of the best lyrics of any band on the music scene today. Their newest album definitely supports that position. I consistently appreciate the depth, poetry and potency of their words.
There aren't very many bands that have footnotes to their lyrics. It's almost like doing a bible study just working through the lyrics and footnotes.

Sometimes I think that the things they sing about are specifically written for me because of how often they resonate with issues I'm dealing with or thinking about. The way that they say things really appeals to me because of how much depth and layering it contains, which may be hard for some people. I will say that they're writing style is something I wish I could emulate, but I'm scared I don't have the skill, experience or knowledge.

Everything Was Sound is Silent Planet's newest album. It's not just songs though. It weaves together music, art and philosophy to portray and address many different mental disorders and social problems.

If you have sometime, I would greatly recommend listening to the album and looking at the artwork. If you have a little bit of money you can support them and their ministry by buying their album. (Plus you get music!)
If you don't have either of those things, you can always check out their lyrics here. (I couldn't find the album artwork online so you'd still be missing a piece.)

TL;dr. Check out Silent Planet's new album Everything Was Sound. It's phenomenal. If you don't believe me read this much better written review from Jesusfreakhideout.com