Most week’s my Music Makes Me article is pretty light. For example some of the recent week’s articles have been about music genres that are a little different. This week I discovered a band named Convictions who are a Christian Metal band. Obviously most bands’ lyrics are based on something in their real lives. Convictions is no exception. A lot of their songs deal with the struggles of so many of us.
The first Convictions song I heard was “The War That Followed Me Home”. I featured it in my Facebook Music Makes Me group today. It was written about one of their friends who served in the Middle East. Like so many veterans who have served in combat situations the war they are a part of doesn’t end when they come home. It continues inside of them for weeks, months and sometime years after they come home. Convictions‘ metal sound seemed like the perfect music medium for this struggle. After hearing this, I had to listen to more of their music.
The second song, “The Price of Grace”, was just as heavy as their first song. This song was written about someone they knew who committed suicide. The song takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with its lyrics. Not only do the lyrics move you, but the music itself is so well put together. I love how it starts out in a heavy metal sound and transitions into the clean chorus perfectly supporting the lyrics. I could feel the pain of the person experiencing this tragedy so well in this song. Many of us can relate to the tragedy of death of a loved one. I can’t imagine how much more pain there must be with this type of death. With this song, I was curious how other people reacted to it besides me.
Sometimes with songs that really move me I will go to YouTube to see other people’s reactions. For example, in this case I listened to a Christian review and also two regular music reviews from people that do metal reviews. If you are like me, you should check them out. All of the reviews raved about this song’s lyrics and music. Two people who rated the song 9.5 and 10 out of 10 do one of the reviews. I believe that you will probably feel the same. I have the reviews below for those of you who want it.
Metal Review Just a warning, this would be rated R for language.
Ranked Metal Review
Most of the songs on Convictions new album “I Won’t Survive” are pretty heavy topics. But they do have songs like “The Storm Will Pass” and “I Will Become” on prior albums where they talk about their faith. I personally like that they share in their music the struggles that people both Christian and not experience in life. Sometimes that is glossed over or there is the perception that Christians don’t have the same struggles. For most of us, that is so far from the truth. But I am getting off topic.
If you listen to this song and want to check out more Convictions music, check out their new album on Spotify. I have added it to one of my playlists and look forward to checking out the entire album as well as some of their older stuff. I would love to hear your reactions to their music, especially if you like the metal genre yourself. Until next week, if you’re a music lover, you can hear, see or learn about something new every day on my Facebook group, Spotify playlist or YouTube playlist. And as always, feel free to reach out and let me know about your favorite new musical discovery.