Sixpence None the Richer, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay—these are just a handful of more than a dozen artists who peform original songs on Roaring Lambs (Squint) the CD. The album leans in the pop/rock direction, so don't expect to find every Christian band that's made waves in secular music (Chevelle and P.O.D. are notably absent). You will find, however, "Kingdom Come," the first song in four years—and one of the best on the record—from the trio PFR. If actions speak louder than words/Then let me live loud enough to be heard the guys sing.
Other surprising additions to Roaring Lambs include Zulu group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, singing with Charlie Peacock, and mainstream folk-rockers Over the Rhine. You'll grow gray hair waiting for a Roaring Lambs tour, but you can experience more of the project online at www.roaringlambs.net.
|GROUP/ARTIST||ALBUM (LABEL)||STYLE||COMPARE TO||NOTE THIS|
|Hangnail||Hangnail (BEC)||modern punk||Blink 182, Less Than Jake, MxPx||the members of this group became friends in junior high jazz band—they even dreamed up the name "Hangnail" then|
|Nicole C. Mullen
||Nicole C. Mullen (Word)||r&b, funk, folk||Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Tracy Chapman||Nicole co-wrote the Jaci Velasquez hit song, "On My Knees"|
||Carried Along (Watershed)||folk||James Taylor, David Wilcox, Bebo Norman||Andrew's big break came when Caedmon's Call asked the then-unknown singer/songwriter to tour with them|
|Rhymes Monumental||A Lie in Science (Grapetree)||rap||Snoop Dogg, DMX, Dr. Dre||no CD liner thank-yous for Rhymes, who's a little paranoid: "What?! And reveal all my secret agents' identities so you can systematically kill them off? Transmission out … "|
||Do It Right (Reunion)||dance/r&b||Spice Girls, B*Witched, Ace of Base||these "luminous" ladies reach out to teens in their native country, England, by performing in public high schools|
||Invincible (ForeFront)||electronic/industrial rock||Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Duran Duran||check out Skillet's kickin' home page at www.skillet.org, featuring a "daily log" from the band and links to cool Christian sites|
|Spoken||… what remains (Metrovox)||hardcore, rapcore||Korn, Machine Head, Coal Chamber||Spoken's first show was in a dust-filled, people-packed garage in Rogers, Arkansas, the band's hometown|
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