Ratings and Reviews
He does it again!
Martin Smith (front man for Army of Bones) once again proves the term "born again" can mean many things including an artists journey through their music. I've been impacted by Martins projects for over 20 years now and each time when it seems the world has changed and he should retire his vocal chords he seems to search deep within, and find a way to stay fresh, relevant, and always meaningful. With each record he seems to touch a world that still badly needs him. I wish there were more christian artists like him but true, talented, authentic, relevant christian artists are in short supply. Martin uses music to get his message of hope to anyone who will listen and Army of Bones is his latest offering. These songs have been teased for months now and this new audience is banging their online fists against the modern wall demanding more! I encourage you to purchase the full album and study the sounds, the words, the phrases, and solos. Dive deep into a project that is actually making us feel human again and bringing hope to a disillusioned generation.
A powerful, yet beautiful collection of songs about longing and love.
This album has blown me away! Every song is wonderful, infectious, and feels raw and honest. It is definitely the best album of 2017 so far.
About Army of Bones
When British Christian rock outfit Delirious? disbanded in 2009, lead singer Martin Smith went solo, releasing a handful of EPs. After performing with Jonny Bird (guitar), Steve Evans (bass), Sarah Bird (keys), and Reuben Harsant (drums) on his solo releases, Smith brought them all together in 2015 to form Army of Bones. Keen to shed the unfortunate image that is associated with worship bands, the group decided to keep the faith message in the background, and instead let the music do the talking. Taking inspiration from the likes of Depeche Mode, U2, Radiohead, and Smith's previous band, the group entered the studio at the end of 2015 to start recording their debut single. The resulting Batteries appeared in the December, with group announcing a short U.K. to support the release at the beginning of 2016. Continuing to record and mix new material, the group headed to the U.S. for a handful of dates, before returning to the U.K. to put the final touches to what would become their debut full length. Their self-titled album appeared at the beginning of 2017. ~ Rich Wilson
- Brighton, England