Faith Hope Love

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678214523
  • Catalog Number: 82145
  • Sales rank: 118,521

Album Credits

Performance Credits
King's X Primary Artist
Monty Colvin Background Vocals
Kemper Crabb Recorder, Soprano Recorder
Alan Doss Background Vocals
Max Dyer Cello
Jerry Gaskill Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Ben Huggins Background Vocals
Doug Pinnick Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Erik Ralske French Horn
Dane Sonnier Background Vocals
Ty Tabor Guitar, Sitar, Vocals
Little Willie Sammy Taylor Organ
Sam Taylor Organ
Technical Credits
King's X Producer
Steve Ames Producer, Engineer
Wilde Silas Mass Choir Contributor
Sam Taylor Producer
Sam Taylor Producer
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