First off.. wow. This is so much more incredible than I thought, and I thought it would be hard to top their last album Transparency. But they totally blew up. This is one of the best albums I have ever heard; there is just so much in it. From “Blind Guides” to “Nameless: Faceless,” you really just feel the passion and fire the band has for God. Through every word, guitar strum, and drum blast, this is an album full of relatable scenarios. Topics ranging from being dry spiritually to fighting the plague of lust really express the band’s willingness to strip themselves bare before God and man so that others can glean hope and faith from the testimonies they share. This album has given me many tools to fight the enemy and myself all for the glory of God.
I’m not shoving it down your throat, but I’d take a bullet if it means this gets to you.
The song “Dry Bones” is really bouncy and reminds me of songs from Korn’s album Korn III, but for the most part it sounds like MOTS just totally upped their game.. tenfold. I was really excited to hear “Idle Hands” post-production, and it was just bigger and better than I remember from the demo. The stand out track for me personally was “Hollow Veins,” which discusses the need to fight our demons and watching others do the same and fail. It also talks about the effect of sin on our body and how devastating a disease it is.
Purge this poison from my veins,
I’m calling them out, every demon that I’ve faced, every devil that’s held me down.
In my opinion, Mouth of the South doesn’t really follow any rules of music. They just create massively heavy art that boldly proclaims God’s truth. When I think of this album in its entirety I think of the word masterpiece, which also makes me excited for the next work of art from MOTS. With an album this good it will be easy to get lazy, but I don’t believe MOTS will do that. I think they’ll just go even further.
The truth is I keep looking at your daughters the wrong way,
Sever my flesh from me.
This is a bouncy, head-banging album from front to back, and MOTS brings it to a whole new level with the emotion and boldness they bring to the table. These guys are one of the best bands in the Christian scene, in my own opinion. I would recommend this album to just about anyone who can handle music of this caliber. Go get it!
I am nothing without Grace,
Everything I have has been given to me.