I would assume anyone who comes to ChristCore often would not be suprised by me giving Showbread a 10. Sure I am good friends with the guys, and I have supported them like crazy in the past through interviews, reviews etc. But I assure you that is not where this 10 comes from.
The CD starts and ends in the context of a phone call.
The 1st track explodes with incredible energy, you can’t help but shake your hips.
Dead By Dawn” one of the tracks that has been released for a few weeks continues the trend of rawness going into their single “Mouth Like a Magazine” when my friend first heard this track he said “that track is hot” hot meaning sexy rocking freaking amazing. I agree there is something about this track that screams HIT!!!
The next song is one of my favorites one of 13 haha “Do you like me check yes or I’ll die.” Showbread has been playing this familiar tune for the last couple tours that I can remember for those of you who have seen them this is the song where they simultaneously go into convulsions all over the stage (like that narrows it down). The guitar part in this song is what gets me hooked very old school rockinfused with punk and raw good mix.
This next track might catch a few people off guard. But I thinks a good thing just think industrial goodness.
The next track “So Selfish It’s Funny” is another one they have been playing for the past 2 tours it is an awesome song great duel vocals going on in this track an an awesome dancible beat.
This next song will throw pretty much everyone for a loop all I will say is think Pedro the Lion. By the way it took a bit but I love this track now. But oh man the next song probably the shining gem as far as dancing goes for me. The opening keytar forces my body to convulse in ways I never new possible. This song is much in the vain of track 1 pure unadulterated intesity.
The next track is quite a dynamic track starting very mellow with a basic synthesized beat this is a very emotional track and much like emotions change rapidly without warning so do the different riffs in this track.
Now for those of you who know “Life Kisses….” This is a treat. They remade the track “Stabbing Art to Death” the incredible finishing track. The only difference is the second verse was taken out and there is a special guest singer on the bridge can we say Five Iron Frenzy? hehe so rad. And Don’t be discouraged you won’t even miss the second verse once you see how incredible this version is it is complete.
The next track is another amazing one. Shocking huh? Just when you thought they couldn’t bring the rawness to a new level they do it one more time.
“Matthias Replaces Judas” another song that may catch your typical showbread off guard. This could almost be seen as an alternative style song and features yet again Reese Roper from Five Iron Frenzy. This song is powerful Josh has a way with words.
The CD ends with a powerful track called “the Bell Jar” a fitting song to end on. Mainly because its FREAKING RAD. Sidenote (they wanted to rename their band the Bell Jar).