World Is a Thorn

World Is a Thorn

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by Demon Hunter
     
 

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The World Is a Thorn is the sound of Jesus leading his flock down a musical path that was built upon the foundations of hedonism and power (as well as a general fondness for the occult) and staging a coup. Rebellion can go both ways, and Seattle's Demon Hunter is as embarrassed as anyone aboutSee more details below

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The World Is a Thorn is the sound of Jesus leading his flock down a musical path that was built upon the foundations of hedonism and power (as well as a general fondness for the occult) and staging a coup. Rebellion can go both ways, and Seattle's Demon Hunter is as embarrassed as anyone about Christian rock's well-earned reputation for conjuring up lifeless, cookie-cutter slabs of faith-based treacle that carry the weight of a fortune cookie prediction. The band's fifth full-length offering is both composed and volatile. It's a carefully plotted collection of staccato, melodic aggro-hymns that owe as much to early-'90s grunge as they do modern, 21st century metalcore, with lyrics that dabble in the same Lord of the Rings-inspired, violent cliches as do their secular neighbors ("I see the weight of hollow death residing in you/Take now your final breath"), but with an outcome that always yields to redemption over damnation. Metal purists needn't be wary of cranking this one up with the windows down, as the performances are as brutal as many of the group's death/power/thrash/screamo metal peers, and as true to the genre's defiant nature as its nihilistic creators intended it to be.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2010
Label:
Solid State
UPC:
0810488020267
catalogNumber:
16
Rank:
41315

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Demon Hunter   Primary Artist
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Aaron Sprinkle   Keyboards
Björn Strid   Vocals
Jonathan Dunn   Bass,Group Member
Ryan Helm   Guitar,Group Member
Patrick Judge   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Christian Alverstam   Vocals
Dave Peters   Vocals
Yogi Watts   Drums,Group Member
Ryan Clark   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Aaron Sprinkle   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Dan SeaGrave   Cover Painting
Brandon Ebel   Executive Producer
Aaron Mlasko   Drum Technician
Troy Glessner   Mastering
Demon Hunter   Composer
Ryan Clark   Art Direction
Matt Carter   Engineer

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