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EDITORS’ NOTES

Juxtaposing brutal waves of sound with serene contemplative passages, My Epic achieve an otherworldly grandeur on their third album, Behold. There’s a cathedral-like loftiness to many of its tracks, undergirded by Aaron Stone’s monolithic guitar lines and the anchoring rhythms of bassist Jeremiah Austin and drummer Matt Doran. Behold shows an increased post-rock influence, evident in the minimalist arrangements and extended length of tracks like “Confession” and “Lament.” The album’s cinematic sweep is used to convey a worshipful message. Stone’s high tenor vocals humanize the music's sometimes-austere textures, leading listeners through dreamily ambient soundscapes (“Arise”), dramatic Pink Floyd-esque ballads (“Royal”), and luminous, delicately wrought passages (“Zion”). From the upbeat rush of “Curse” to the brooding testimony of “Selah,” My Epic explore nuances within their approach while sustaining a sense of spiritual drama. The closing track, “Arrive,” celebrates the Second Coming with rumbling percussion and seething guitar washes that suggest Ennio Morricone’s Western film soundtracks.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Juxtaposing brutal waves of sound with serene contemplative passages, My Epic achieve an otherworldly grandeur on their third album, Behold. There’s a cathedral-like loftiness to many of its tracks, undergirded by Aaron Stone’s monolithic guitar lines and the anchoring rhythms of bassist Jeremiah Austin and drummer Matt Doran. Behold shows an increased post-rock influence, evident in the minimalist arrangements and extended length of tracks like “Confession” and “Lament.” The album’s cinematic sweep is used to convey a worshipful message. Stone’s high tenor vocals humanize the music's sometimes-austere textures, leading listeners through dreamily ambient soundscapes (“Arise”), dramatic Pink Floyd-esque ballads (“Royal”), and luminous, delicately wrought passages (“Zion”). From the upbeat rush of “Curse” to the brooding testimony of “Selah,” My Epic explore nuances within their approach while sustaining a sense of spiritual drama. The closing track, “Arrive,” celebrates the Second Coming with rumbling percussion and seething guitar washes that suggest Ennio Morricone’s Western film soundtracks.

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About My Epic

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Christian alt-rock band My Epic was formed in 2004. Following the break-up of their former band Shaddai, members Aaron Stone, Jesse Stone, and Matt Doran decided to regroup as a trio, eventually releasing an independent EP This Is Rescue in 2006. After signing with Dreamt Records, the band recorded their debut LP, I Am Undone, in 2008 followed by 2010's Yet. Around this time, a variety of personnel shifts took place with the addition of Jeremiah Austin and the departure of original singer/drummer Jesse Stone. Aaron Stone took over on lead vocals, though Jesse would later return to replace Matt Doran on drums. An acoustic EP called Broken Voice appeared in 2011 and the band added new member Tanner Morita to the ever-shifting lineup, further developing their post-hardcore indie sound. In 2013, My Epic were picked up by Facedown Records, who issued the band's third LP Behold later that year. The album became the band's most successful effort to date, placing highly on the Christian and Heatseeker charts. Building on their newfound success, they returned in 2016 with Viscera EP. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Charlotte, NC
  • FORMED
    2005

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