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Faith Hope Love
     

Faith Hope Love

by King's X
 

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Although the Jimmy Swaggart/Jim Baker crowd was quick to denounce heavy metal in general as a tool of Satanism, a number of headbangers have used metal to promote Christianity, including Stryper, the Resurrection Band, Contagious, and King's X. Quite often, King's X did so in such a subliminal fashion that they fared

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Although the Jimmy Swaggart/Jim Baker crowd was quick to denounce heavy metal in general as a tool of Satanism, a number of headbangers have used metal to promote Christianity, including Stryper, the Resurrection Band, Contagious, and King's X. Quite often, King's X did so in such a subliminal fashion that they fared as well in the secular market as they did in Christian circles. While Faith Hope Love isn't quite as strong as Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, the CD illustrates the band's imaginative, ambitious nature and proved to be its commercial breakthrough. Tracks like "Six Broken Soldiers," "Fine Art of Friendship," and the hit "It's Love" may have been inspired by Christianity, but they don't force it down anyone's throat. The lyrics are never preachy or obnoxious, which explains why those practicing Judaism, Islam, or Hinduism won't find the rockers' striking blend of metal, progressive rock, and Beatlesque power pop off-putting. [Faith Hope Love was re-released on CD in 2015 and added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2015
Label:
Metal Blade
UPC:
0039841536027
catalogNumber:
153602
Rank:
16772

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Performance Credits

King's X   Primary Artist
Monty Colvin   Background Vocals
Kemper Crabb   Soprano Recorder
Alan Doss   Background Vocals
Max Dyer   Cello
Jerry Gaskill   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Ben Huggins   Background Vocals
Doug Pinnick   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Erik Ralske   French Horn
Dane Sonnier   Background Vocals
Ty Tabor   Guitar,Sitar,Vocals,Group Member
Wilde Silas Mass Choir   Background Vocals
Little Willie Sammy Taylor   Pipe organ

Technical Credits

King's X   Composer,Producer
Steve Ames   Engineer
Wally Farkas   Producer
Randy Rogers   Cover Illustration
Sam Taylor   Producer
Jay Phebus   Live Sound
Dug Pinnick   Liner Notes
James McDermott   Cover Illustration
Derika Van Reenan   Art Direction

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