It’s just heavy enough and yet you can still understand the lyrics perfectly. And that’s the style Seventh Day Slumber plays perfectly with a mix of harder music and ballads and Christ centered lyrics. I love heavy metal and really enjoy the real heavy stuff with screams and growls but my favorite style is plain old hard rock. Seventh Day Slumber is a Christian rock/hard rock band formed way back in 1996. Their first big record company release came in 2005 with Shattered Life. But on to my review of their new release, Found released in 2017. I’m not going to lie, I’m a huge fan of them and was really looking forward to this album. I was not disappointed. So far, I’ve probably listened to this album a dozen or so times in just a few weeks.
The first song release is the title track, Found and hits right at home. “You were the one who always came running, when all my world had come undone. You were the one bringing my healing. With open arms, You call me son. Deep in the valley, You were still calling. Deep in my heart, I heard the sound. All of Your grace for all of my failure, I was so lost but now I’m found.” The album continues to blend heavier and softer tracks but the lyrics continue to hit home and bring great meaning. Joseph Rojas is the lead singer and founder of the band and his voice just fits perfectly with the lyrics and when I saw them live, he’s a good preacher too. You can just feel this band has a strong heart for the Lord.
My favorite song on the album is, Mercy Meets My Pain. Here’s the chorus. “There’s no light without the darkness. And without my struggle, I can’t be given peace. And through all the chaos and madness, You are working for my pain. In my darkest night, is where Your mercy meets my pain.”
I just can’t seem to get enough of these songs. I don’t know if this will be the album of the year for me but right now it’s running at the top. If you like Spirit filled lyrics with a tinge of heaviness, then this is the album for you.
But I definitely rate this as 5 out of 5 stars. I think it’s worth the money to buy.