socrates | 08/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Christian metal album I heard in high school. It was much heavier than Stryper, and sounded like Iron Maiden. This is what I expect to hear when I listen to a metal album. I am captivated not only by Lee's Dickensonesque vocals, but by Parris' clean metal tone. Every song is a hit, especially Dying Day, Rock For The King, and Going Nowhere. I found myself captivated by the melody on this album (e.g. He Loves You). Great start for a white metal band. The following two releases from Barren Cross get stronger. I hear there is a re-release of this album which includes some live tracks mixed in with the studio tracks..."