I met the lead vocalist of Conveyer at Sonshine Festival and after talking to him I decided to buy their first album, Worn Out, impressed me enough to buy their second album, When Given Time To Grow. After a brief listen I was even more impressed. It’s no wonder they are on AP’s list of 100 bands you should know.
“I’ve had a change of heart. You have captivated this dead man. I will sing praises to show them.”
This album, while dark (almost to the point of depressing), also provides a strong sense of hope in Jesus Christ. Many songs remind me of lyrics that I have written, so I connected deeply with this album. The content of these songs deal with real life and how it isn’t always peachy. The songs to which I most relate are Nothing, Ruined, and Resist/Admit. Nothing resonated most with me because it is a song about feelings of being worthless and trying to understand our worth in Christ. Ruined is a song about lust and where it leads. Resist/Admit is a song that bring you to your knees in repentance.
“I don’t feel. Anything. Help me feel Anything. Anything at all.”
This album is basically what happens for us when a dark past meets the light of God’s future. It’s almost as if it is melodic hardcore counseling, this is very odd I know, but the amount of emotional energy put into this album is rather amazing; I’m surprised someone didn’t have a breakdown. Even the unique style of scream that Daniel Adams uses adds to the emotional quality of each track. Comparatively, there are times on this album that his vocals are borderline clean; this really impressed me. All of the instrumental parts were awesome. This is an album I can’t get enough of. Check it out.