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Album Review

Disciple plays the kind of hard rock that's like a 30-pound sledgehammer in the face. On By God, the band chugs through 19 tracks, unleashing a metal slugfest that's sure to slap hard rock fans silly. The beauty of the band is that you know what to expect. There's no sidetracking to rap, hardcore, or alternative, like many other of today's heavier bands. What you get with Disciple is pure guitar, bass, and drum fury. One constant throughout the band's career has been the many references to scripture throughout all of its tunes. Each cut on the disc is saturated with the word of God, making Disciple's motives well-known. In every case, the reference to scripture is listed after each line. Rarely has a band with such ferocity been blatantly sold out to God. Whether it's the theme of denying ourselves and taking up our crosses in "By God" or the foolish man building his house upon the sand in "Blow the House Down," lyrically Disciple smokes. Musically, By God offers up a palette of distorted guitars and a heavy drum and bass that make for a monstrous groove. Cuts like "Coal" and "Not Rock Stars" are a few of the many metal assaults on the disc. One complete surprise on the release is the addition of two slower cuts. Both "Thousand Things" and "Rich Man" are the types of power ballads that saw bands like Warrant and Skid Row top the charts in the late '80s. Each tune accents an acoustic guitar and the soul-searching vocals of bassist Kevin Young. Disciple is the type of band that should be played loud. By God is the type of disc that should be played often.

Customer Reviews

One of Disciple's best!

Disciple has two different eras: their hardcore era, and there more ballady era. If you love the hard Disciple, then download this album! It is finally avaliable in iTunes! It is worth your money!!!


This album rocks hard and it's a good christian band which is hard to find. If your like me and like rock but is a christian you gotta buy this album!!!!

Metal lovers... You want this. Christian metal lovers... You need this.

Let the track number sink in for a second. Yes, that is 19 musical tracks and an invitation to Christ at the end. Let the price sink it for another second. Yes, that's a whole eight dollars. Must be awful to charge so little for so many songs, right? Wrong. This album is pretty simply defined. Heavy metal. Scripture. Conservative doses of comic relief. Two awesome power ballads. No, it's not terrifically original, but there's a whole 17 pieces of face-melting, blood-pumping, ear-splitting, head-banging heavy metal dripping with wisdom from the Word of God: that is saying something. Production quality is pleasantly rough around the edges without sacrificing the razor-sharp quality of this epic work of pure metal. Fans of heavy music rejoice: for the price of a good sandwich, you can rock out to over an hour of quality metal. Even if there is nothing terribly memorable here (but the straightforward, solid, Scripturally-based lyrics), there's nothing here that will disappoint in the least.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Christian hard rock outfit Disciple was formed in 1992 by friends Kevin Young, Brad Noah, Tim Barrett, and Adrian DiTommasi (who would leave the band shorty after inception) in an attempt to spread the Gospel while playing the loud, metallic music they loved. Over the years, their style evolved into one similar to many secular alternative metal groups, as they toured churches, high schools, colleges, and similar venues. Their self-released debut, What Was I Thinking, came out in 1995, followed by...
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