Uncle NecRo’s TOP 100 CHRISTIAN ALBUMS FROM THE 1990s, Part 1: 100-81

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So, some time ago, I came across a bunch of lists that the members of one of the Facebook Pages that I am a member of were doing. Namely, they were listing their top 100 favorite albums by Christian bands and artists that were released in the 1990s. I thought I would go ahead and write out my own list; the thing was, I was also in the middle of organizing and uploading the posts for the entirety of October, all of the Halloween’ing articles, and put the list on the back-burner to focus on getting all of that taken care of. I went back to it, and…well, I decided to not post it in the group itself, but instead share the outcome with everyone, along with some blurbs on the ones I picked.

Before I share, I want to point out that I had a couple of ground rules: 1) no live albums, and 2) no greatest hits type albums. Also, this list developed from the top down, as I thought of them, with very little messing with the final lineup. This is all as they came to me, so they’re in no particular order per se. So, now, without further adieu, here is my list:

carman-addicted-to-jesus100 – Addicted To Jesus (Carman)
…yes, I actually owned this one, way back in the day. It still remains a bit of a guilty pleasure, really. Especially with “Satan, Bite The Dust” on here. Pure, delicious sanctified cheese.

petra-beyond-belief99 – Beyond Belief (Petra)
…’tis the only 90s-era release of Petra’s that I don’t find myself flinching at too much while listening to. Also, that riff on “Seen And Not Heard” that everyone knew was a rip-off of the riff from the KISS song “Heaven’s On Fire” but couldn’t admit to in public circles because that would be admitting to knowing what a KISS song is.

adventures-of-the-o-c-supertones98 – Adventures Of The O. C. Supertones (The O. C. Supertones)
…there was a brief time in the mid-1990s where everyone claimed to like ska. Well, the so-called “third wave” ska that seemed to pop up like a rash after using the public pool. I’m afraid this wormed its way into my collection due to peer pressure. This album is the equivalent of that one person you know that tries so very hard to get you to be as bubbly happy as they are, you can’t help but want to kick puppies into traffic. Good production, though.

dc-talk-jesus-freak97 – Jesus Freak (DC Talk)
…there was also a time in the 1990s where there was a list of albums you needed to own, otherwise your sincerity of claiming to be a Christian was called into question. This was one of those albums. The thing is…this still holds up.

bloodgood-all-stand-together96 – All Stand Together (Bloodgood)
…it’s a pity that the majority of the good Bloodgood albums were released in the 1980s, because they needed to at least be represented. This particular album, unfortunately, is not that great. But, it’s on here in hopes to get someone to check out their previous releases before this one.

third-day-third-day95 – Third Day (Third Day)
…remember what I said about Jesus Freak being one of those albums you needed to have in your possession to justify your Christian existence? This was also one of these albums. That’s all I’m gonna say about this.

miss-angie-100-million-eyeballs94 – 100 Million Eyeballs (Miss Angie)
…would you believe I got this after seeing the video she did for “Lift”, because I developed a bit of a fanboy crush on her voice and style. The album is pretty good, too, kind of a Veruca Salt vibe to it.

grammatrain-lonely-house-cover93 – Lonely House (Grammatrain)
…one of the actual decent releases from the glut of Grunge music that came out two years after Grunge died out in the mainstream. That’s the usual gestration period for a genre to be co-opted by the CCM market.

mike-knott-strip-cycle92 – Strip Cycle (Michael Knott)
…I like to pop this one on after someone claims they only listen to acoustic singer-songwriter music. Nine times out of ten, their heads explode. I also like to que up “Rock Stars On H” when the youth group is stuck inside the NEKRON 7 with me just to hear the uncomfortable silence.

galactic-cowboys-space-in-your-face91 – Space In Your Face (Galactic Cowboys)
…look, I agree that this should be quite a bit higher, had this been an actual ranking-of-the-worst-to-best list, but as I mentioned in the intro (in case you skipped it directly to the list, like I usually do with posts like these), this was thrown together as they came to mind. And this is my favorite of the Galactic Cowboys discography.

swirling-eddies-sacred-cows90 – Sacred Cows (The Swirling Eddies)
…finally. Proper renditions of Christian favorites. This has the superior version of “Satan, Bite The Dust”. Sorry, Carman.

steve-taylor-squint89 – Squint (Steve Taylor)
…this is a classic. You need to own this, if you don’t. Period. Yeah, I realize I would say this to all of Steve Taylor’s output, but this was the only one of his solo albums released in the 1990s. So, there you go.

crashdog-the-pursuit-of-happiness88 – The Pursuit Of Happiness (Crashdog)
…released at a time when punk was still underground and yet to be made into a joke, this release is legit.

tourniquet-microscopic-view-of-a-telescopic-realm87 – Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm (Tourniquet)
…Ted Kirkpatric’s “Tourniquet” goes back to playing “metal”, and the result is adorable. Eh, still better than Crawl To China.

kings-x-dogman86 – Dogman (King’s X)
…very raw, very dark and very angry. My favorite King’s X release. You know, whenever I’m in that kind of mood.

way-sect-bloom-effloresce85 – EfFLoReScE (The Way Sect Bloom)
…something I came across while first exploring the industrial and Gothic side of Christianity. Produced by Celldweller, released on Flaming Fish, and one of the more interesting electronic industrial releases I came across.

scaterd-few-grandmother-spaceship84 – Grandmother’s Spaceship (Scaterd-Few)
…the legendary scaterd-few’s third full-length release I don’t really listen to as much as the first two releases, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something to overlook, here.

tourniquet-vanishing-lessons83 – Vanishing Lessons (Tourniquet)
…Tourniquet back when they still had a few members of the classic lineup left, plus a new singer and a streamlined sound. Eh, still better than Crawl To China.

holy-soldier-holy-soldier82 – Holy Solider (Holy Soldier)
…some say this self-titled released by Holy Soldier is better than their sophomore release. I disagree. Still a good album.

dig-hey-zoose-strugglefish81 – Struggle Fish (Dig Hay Zoose)
…while I grant that Dig Hay Zoose actually tried to do something unique with their music, rather than just aping a style, this is a delicious hot mess when compared to their second album.

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HALLOWEEN’ING: Day 13 – 21 Tumblr Posts That Are Eerily True For Any Halloween Addict

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So, one afternoon while at work, while I was awaiting the next customer to call in for help with their device, looking up some Halloween-themed posts, and came across this particular one on the Buzzfeed site. I thought I’d share the link to have you guys check it out yourselves. Enjoy.

21 TUMBLR POSTS THAT ARE EERILY TRUE FOR ANY HALLOWEEN ADDICT

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Book Review: STAR WARS vs STAR TREK

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star wars vs star trekMatt Forbeck
Aadams Media
2011

Who rules? Captain Kirk or Han Solo? Could a Jedi Knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser? Could a Cardassian beat a Chazrach in a fair fight? Would a Federation ship making the Kessel Run crack the Millennium Falcon’s record of less than twelve parsecs? And most important…in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win? Ever since the first Trekkie walked out of Star Wars in 1977 and said “Meh!”, fans of the two stories have gone head to head over these questions. Now you can line up—side by side—aliens, technology, story points, weaponry, and heroes from the two greatest SF sagas of all time. Whether you can pronounce “Heglu’meH QaQ jajvarn!” (that’s “Today is a good day to die!” in Klingon) or can recite all the names of the members of the Imperial Senate (which meets on Coruscant), you’ll want the detailed information Matt Forbeck has compiled about both universes, as well as trivia, quizzes, quotes, and information drawn from these two iconic settings. So phasers on stun and light sabers at the ready! It’s on.

I came across this extended bit of bathroom reading material at one of the Bargain Priced book kiosks at a local Barnes & Noble, and thought the title was intriguing enough to pick up. At the very least, it would prove an amusing distraction. And it was…for about a few hours, as I happened to breeze through the entire book, cover-to-cover within a day. Which is not a bad thing, mind you; it speaks to the book’s easy accessibility.

Star Wars Vs. Star Trek takes the ever-popular “Who Would Win In A Fight Between…?” debates that are prevalent within the various geek subcultures, and crafts amusing scenarios that pit them against each other to determine the outcome in a surprisingly logical manner. After a couple of forwards written by Jeremy Bulloch (the original Boba Fett) and Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager), and a brief introduction to set the stage for the bits to come, we’re given a list of sections that explore every aspect of both the respective universes to see which side comes out superior, from the weaponry and technology, to the alien cultures, to how bad the villains are, to the ultimate showdown between the iconic characters themselves. Stats are given for the advantages and weaknesses of each character/type, and then a brief showdown write-up is made, providing an outcome and a winner which you may or may not agree with, but at least it’s given some thought beyond the “I prefer this, ergo it will win, neener neener neener.” argument.

Star Wars Vs. Star Trek worked best as bathroom reading material, or as a distraction while riding the bus or train or whatever. I don’t see reading this more than once, though. But, just in case you were wondering who—or what—would win in a showdown between these two iconic worlds, well…it’s worth a look-see.

Top 10 Signs Your Amish Teenager Is In Trouble

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10. Sometimes stays in bed until after 5 a.m.

9. In his sock drawer, you find pictures of women without bonnets

8. Shows up at barn raisings in full KISS makeup

7. When you criticize him, he yells “Thou sucketh!”

6. His name is Jebediah, but he goes by “Jeb Daddy”

5. Defiantly says, “If I had a radio, I’d listen to rap.”

4. You come upon his secret stash of colored socks

3. He uses the expression “Talk to the hand, ’cause the beard ain’t listening.”

2. Was recently pulled over for driving under the influence of cottage cheese

1. He’s wearing his big black hat backwards

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The 101 Rules of Progressive Metal

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download1. Insist that your definition of prog metal is sacred and that the only progressive bands are the one you deem to be so.

2. Accuse anyone who disagrees with you regarding rule 1 of lacking musical intelligence and not being a true prog fan.

3. Have contempt for mainstream music.

4. Insist that most people listen not to the music, not to the lyrics but only the chorus and that is why prog metal is not mainstream.

5. Accuse anyone who disagrees with you regarding rule 4 of lacking musical intelligence and not being a true prog fan.

6. When showcasing a new prog metal band to a non-musician friend, put on the most technically difficult song, and skip directly to the solo part.

7. If your friend says that it is cool, tell him that he has grasped the grandeur of prog and shown that his intelligence is superior to that of the mainstream sheep.

8. If he doesn´t, accuse him of lacking musical intelligence and not being a true prog fan.

9. Renounce all contact with friend in rule 8. Racial purity isn´t all bad.

10. Make sure your drummer has a double bass pedal.

11. If he hasn´t, kick him out and get another one who has. Single pedal is NOT prog.

12. Own every side-project a member of Dream Theater has been involved in. Listen to approximately none of them regularly.

13. When a mainstream fool asks you what prog metal is, tell him something along the lines of “prog is the evolution of musical expression and experimentalism in rock.” In any case, make sure that the person in question is left with no idea of what prog metal is. He wouldn´t have understood anyway.

14. Insist that music should always progress, although as long as you write an album in the prog vein, you don’t necessarily have to.

15. Accuse anyone who disagrees with you regarding rule 14 of lacking musical intelligence and not being a true prog fan.

16. Refer to progressive metal as intelligent music for intelligent people, preferably at every occasion where a mainstream group or genre is mentioned.

17. Note that the above does not qualify as arrogance any more than pointing out that wine is drink for the more sophisticated.

18. A song under four minutes is NOT prog. If you are stuck with a song under four minutes, insert a phrygian solo trade-off between the guitarist and keyboardist as long as needed.

19. If a mainstream fool tells you that shredders are mindless wankers, tell him that “at least they can tune their guitars, har har”, and walk away defiantly.

20. Spocks Beard is NOT prog. If anyone disagrees, kill them.

21. Humming along with the melody to a prog metal song is forbidden. Burn all albums you own with hum-along melodies.

22. Loathe all music you used to like before you got into prog. This is not optional. When asked why, tell people that “I am into GOOD music now, why would I go back?”.

23. Accuse any prog metal musician that cuts his hair of selling out.

24. Often state that you don´t only listen to prog. Jazz is a good choice.

25. Yeah…like you have more than 3 jazz CDs in your collection…

26. Never accept ANY Berklee graduates. The drop-outs are so much better.

27. Riffs in 4/4 are not progressive. If you happen to come up with a cool riff in 4/4, alternate between 4/4 and progressive time signatures like 7/8 every other measure to ensure the musical complexity synonymous with prog metal.

28. Be able to mention 20 bands noone has heard of, not even true prog fans. Own no releases of these bands.

29. Get an Ibanez. This is not negotiable.

30. Spend 5 hours every day critiquing other musicians on forums.

31. Spend 5 minutes every other day actually practicing your instrument.

32. Yell at people who headbang at concerts: They`re not prog enough to get the music, what do they expect?

33. Sus4 is your friend. To ensure that your album is a true progressive release, include at least one part where the keyboard plays ascending sus4 chords over a single-note broken rhythm in 7/8.

34. Make sure your bandname is either a
a) Oxymoron
-Silent Noise
-Tender Harshness
-Healing Gun
Some geeky sounding name ripped from some obscure book.
-Deitronus
-Tarakoch
-Fentaran
or
c) Random combination of at least 2 three-syllable words.
-Eternal Twilight Tranquility (Can`t get much progger than that)
-Redolent Arithmetic
-Evolution of Vernacular Domesticated

35. Don`t worry about if your band name makes any sense or not. Since 90% of your fanbase is from Brazil and Japan, you can safely ignore conventional English grammar and instead focus on what´s really important: The lyrics (see rule 36).

36. Write deep and ambiguous lyrics.

37. If unable to write deep and ambigous lyrics, include at least one of the following phrases to ensure recognition as lyrical genius in prog circles:
“I`m staring towards ascension divine, caught in my own revelation, a nightly mystery of soulburning apparition”
“Mornings` gentle caress, a ray of sunlight enveloping the spirit of the sleeper ventriloquist”
“A timid, palatable genocide, turn towards the decline of mankind, the festering wound of ages past changes into the soul-spirit of vestigial sentences.”

38. Use a non-standard instrument like violin, saxophone or kazoo, regardless of how idiosyncratic it turns out to be. This constitutes being prog.

39. Make sure your bass-player has as many strings as possible. Don`t worry if he uses approximately three of the 11 strings on his custom Carvin 30 kg bass regularly, just give him a bass solo in the middle of your mandatory instrumental tune(more on that later)where he can really show the extent of his instruments capabilities. Imagine the range of scales on an instrument like that!

40. Release a live-album called “Live in Tokyo”.

41. Change time signatures. Constantly.

42. Accuse anyone who does not do so of lacking musical intelligence and not being a true progressive musician.

43. Your amp MUST be a Mesa Boogie. If a friend of yours tries to convince you´re wrong and you should check out his Marshall tell him that his tone is thin and buzzy.

44. State that Metallica can´t properly tweak the boogies. They´re so… unprog!

45. Start a Dream Theater cover band with friends just starting out playing instruments. Spend half of the rehearsal talking shit about punk bands and how people don`t understand your music.

46. Play a shitty version of a humongously difficult DT song at a Battle of the Bands-type contest. Metropolis Part 1 or Dance of Eternity are both good choices, as is Erotomania.

47. When your band ends up last, shift all blame over to the judges; hey, they have no idea what good music is! Why else would they let that boring pop band win?

48. Talking about starting playing an instrument; always start with the most technically difficult song you know. Remember, this is a testament to your immense talent, so be sure to mention this on every internet community you happen to frequent.

49. When are you able to play something at half speed very sloppy, proudly state that you “nail” the song in question.

50. People are bound to ask for a recording of the feat mentioned in rule 49. However, you are not able to provide it to them, because a) your recording equipment got dissolved by digestive acid yesterday, you don`t need to prove anything to people. Your word should be good enough c) you don`t know anything about computers (even though you sit by one most of the day), as you spend most of your day practicing your instrument.

51. Tool is NOT prog. If anyone insists they are, kill them.

52. Hate Falling into Infinity. If the feeling that you actually enjoy FII(even the “proggier” songs like TOT)sneaks up on you during a glitch of concentration, remind yourself that DT sold out.

53. Actually, state that DT sold out on every good occasion. This means every time their name is mentioned.

54. Don´t be John Arch. Insist that any pre-Alder Fates is 100% not prog.

55. Do not move on stage. Don`t under any circumstances forget that nobody at prog concerts pays attention to the audience, including the band.

56. The best songs are those that are over 15 minutes, have multiple named sections, and have solos by everyone in the band INCLUDING the drummer.

57. Accuse anyone who disagrees with you regarding rule 56 of lacking musical inteli…Yeah, you`ve got it now, haven`t you?

58. Never ever under any circumstances say “Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence ruled.”

59. Never let anyone tell you that Dave Weckl is better than any prog metal drummer. If they still insist, don`t kill them, but rather put on the Mike Portnoy drum solo from 1993`s “Live in Tokyo” vid, which still today is the benchmark for good drumming, REGARDLESS of genre.

60. It would still be a good idea to have that gun ready, though.

61. Drummers: Huge kits are MANDATORY!!!! If all you have is a 4-piece with 3 crappy cymbals, then you don´t belong on stage. A 5-piece single bass drum kit is the bare minimum and even that´s on the edges of bare bones. If you have a tiny kit BUY MORE DRUMS AND CYMBALS!!!!!!!

62. No, 6 toms are not enough, MORE DRUMS AND CYMBALS!!!!

63. Reform with old members and release an album intended to make up for years of bad reception from fans (see Yes) or claim your next album will be a return to past glory (see Queensryche). If it flops, be sure to blame a producer or record company.

64. When someone asks you why prog metal isn`t more popular if it is so darned good, tell them that it is because “it is over the mainstream peoples heads”.

65. Talent = Technical skill. Hail any band with lightning-speed solos for their immense talent.

66. Publicly state that your band is non-religious, then make many religious and/or spiritual allusions in the lyrics.

67. Stress your openmindedness. State that you like all forms of music, except lower forms of music like pop, rock `n roll, blues, techno, trance, rap.

68. Accuse fans of the aforementioned genres of not being openminded.

69. Get a Kurzweil. As the undisputed <<>>, Jordan Rudess plays it, you have no choice but to get one yourself, no matter what synthezisers you actually like. ALL BOW TO THE MIGHTY 88-KEY <<>> KURZWEIL!!!

70. ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNO-KURZWEIL!!!!(Futuruma fans will know what I`m talking about)

71. Show off with your equipment. Show off with your playing/singing. Show off with your *ahem* length. Show off with your girlfriend. Show off with anything you can think of. Show off with your DOG for god´s sake.

72. Get a dog.

73. Play air-drums or air-guitar at concerts. This will make sure that other prog fans recognize your immense talent.

74. Stuck in song-writing? Insert a part with a slow single-note gallop rhythm where the singer yells “ENTER THE SUUUNNNNNNNN” several times.

75. Note that you can substitute “ENTER THE SUUUNNNNNNNNN” for either of the following: “FATHER, MY ADOLESCENCY IS AGONNNNNYYYYYYY” or “THE APPARITION DIVIIIIIINNNNEEEE”. All three are suitable choices.

76. What do you mean, you haven`t trigged your bassdrum?

77. Remember, faster=more progressive. Slow songs cannot be progressive, best example would be Pink Floyd.

78. If anyone says PF are prog, kindly refer them to rule 1 while you prepare to do a “Varg”, so to say.

79. During recording, make sure that you accuse the producer, the recording engineer and half of your band of not playing the song properly at least once.

80. Make sure your album cover contains either a psychedelic computer-drawn image, a lavish painting with mythological figures, or is illustrated by Travis Smith.

81. Write epics.

82. In case you didn`t know, epics must be about adolescence, concerning a legend, or a deep dystopian tale where a cheesy fictional city/world/pizza shop serves as a metaphor for this world.

83. Have racks with loads of equipment.

84. Have racks without equipment. Who is going to see them if you don`t display them?

85. No intro for your song? Insert a single-note broken rhythm accented on the snare, with shifting keyboard chords underneath.

86. Refuse to lend prog CDs to mainstream friends. When asked why, tell him/her that (s)he “will understand when (s)he matures”

87. When playing ANY gig, from the lowliest bar to the most gargantuan arena, be sure that no member of the audience will leave without having heard every lick you are able to play.

88. Have at least 5 solo spots during a concert.

89. In case you have forgotten while reading this, prog metal is intelligent music for intelligent people.

90. No, Marillion is not prog. I kindly refer you to rule 20.

91. BOOOM!!!

92. Buy new albums from past prog-greats.

93. When they turn out to be crap and nothing like the old albums, hit yourself in the head with a hammer until you like them.

94. Hold that there is no bad prog, only DIFFERENT.

95. Of course, that only applies to bands you like. See Rule 1.

96. In case you wondered, Dream Theater is and will always be the benchmark for prog metal. The more something sounds like Images and Words, the more progressive it is.

97. Proclaim Rule 96 to people with a straight face in all seriousness. This is not optional.

98. Have side-projects. Make sure that all side-projects consist of pointless jamming over endless repetitions of clichéd riffs.

99. Make sure that at least one of your side-projects feature Mike Portnoy on drums.

100. If you cannot get Mike Portnoy, get someone who sounds like him.

101. You mean you have been reading this when you could have been practicing along to Metropolis Part II or composing a sidelong epic? For shame!!!!

UNCLE NECRO’S TOP TEN APOCALYPSE SOUNDTRACK

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Mushroom-cloudIf anyone remembers, back in 2012 there was an Apocalypse that was a no-show, due to the Mayans dropping the ball or some sort. Back then, on the Book of Faces, one of my FaceBook Souls–Klank–posed the question of, what would your Soundtrack to the End of the World be? And I made up my own list and posted it on my previous blog. Now, as I’m slowly getting all of the articles up and going here, I present to you my go-to playlist for the End of the World!

UNCLE NECRO’S TOP TEN APOCALYPSE SOUNDTRACK
(In No Particular Order)


– KLANK – “Downside”
…funny how this is the first song that popped in my head as I was putting this thing together, as it was the Klankster himself that asked the question that got me to think of this list…seems fitting…


– METALLICA – “Blackened”
…one of the first songs I heard to deal with apocalyptic themes and the end of the earth, off of the first Metallica album I ever owned…a classic, really…


– R. E. M. – “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
…this song is obligatory, if by name only if not subject matters contained within said song…Leonard Bernstein…


– MEGADETH – “Into The Lungs Of Hell / Set The World Afire”
…what can I say, Armageddon and Megadeth just goes together like peanut butter and jelly…


– FOGHAT – “Slow Ride”
…for no other reason than this just seems to fit, watching the world go up in smoke while sitting in your lawn chairs on the roof of some building, this cranking out…yeah, that’s how I envision things going…


– MICHAEL ANDREWS Feat. GARY JULES – “Mad World”
…a bit of something different; of course, I first heard this version of the Tears For Fears song on the movie Donnie Darko, and became smitten with it immediately; I can imagine this playing in the background as I watch the buildings crash down around me, as I take the hand of whoever is standing with me at the time…


– TESTAMENT – “Greenhouse Effect”
…who says metalheads don’t care about the environment? We’re just not as wishy-washy about things…


– DEF LEPPARD – “Armageddon It”
…I’m pretty sure this song has nothing really to do with Armageddon, but the title screams “Please please include me!” It was the 80s, and all…


– MOTLEY CRUE – “Shout At The Devil”
..the original album version, not that stupid “97 Remix” version…double-fisted metal horns for the end of the world, baby…


– WEIRD AL YANKOVIC – “Christmas At Ground Zero”
…’tis the season…and this close to the apex of the Holidays, this seemed a perfect end to…well, The End…cheers…

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Praise & Worship, Uncle NecRo Style

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praise him in the graveSo, I’m up this morning, getting a bit of writing and other stuff on the laptop done before I get ready to go to church (11am service, due to me not really waking up until Noon or so). It’s well known that I don’t have a taste for the kind of Contemporary Alternative type “modern worship” that that Sanctified Hipster Band (not their real name) plays every Sunday morning at both the 9:30 and 11am services. But, that’s all right, I’m not raising a stink about that. Worship, whether it encompasses just the music, the entire church service, or the entirety of my daily life, is not about me. In this case, my preference of music that the band is playing doesn’t matter, and I’m certainly not going to ruin it for everyone else by loudly complaining about something as trivial as the music style I like or don’t like.

Therefore, as a nice medium, I have been taking my own Praise & Worship playlist on my media device to listen to during the what I’ve been referring to as the “pep rally portion” of the church service, just so my ears don’t get sad for the 15-20 minutes or so before the teaching portion begins (my favorite part of the worship, really). And since no one whatsoever has asked, I thought I’d take the time right now to share with everyone what is currently in that playlist:

Barren Cross – Believe
Barren Cross – Dying Day
Barren Cross – Give Your Life
Barren Cross – King Of Kings
Barren Cross – Rock For The King
Bloodgood – Accept The Lamb
Bloodgood – Anguish And Pain
Bloodgood – Awake
Bloodgood – Battle Of The Flesh
Bloodgood – Black Snake (Extended Version)
Bloodgood – Crucify
Bloodgood – Demon On The Run
Bloodgood – Eat The Flesh
Bloodgood – Holy Fire
Bloodgood – Killing The Beast
Bloodgood – The Messiah
Crucified, The – Power Of God
Darrell Mansfield – Jesus Will Reign
Dead Artist Syndrome – Christmas
Dead Artist Syndrome – In Your Hands
Dead Artist Syndrome – Through The Speakers
Deliverance – Attack
Deliverance – Blood Of The Covenant
Deliverance – Greetings Of Death
Deliverance – If We Faint Not
Deliverance – If You Will
Deliverance – J.I.G.
Deliverance – Jehovah Jireh
Deliverance – No Love
Deliverance – Sanctuary
Deliverance – Slay The Wicked
Deliverance – Surrender
Deliverance – The Call
Deliverance – Victory
Deliverance – Weapons Of Our Warfare
Demon Hunter – Lead Us Home
Demon Hunter – Not I
Demon Hunter – Undying
Dig Hay Zoose – Slatherage
Discipe – 1, 2, Conductor
Disciple – 10 Minute Oil Chainge
Disciple – God Of Elijah
Disciple – Golden Calf
Disciple – I Just Know
Disciple – Worship Conspiracy
Eternal Decision – Alive
Eternal Decision – Hunger
Eternal Decision – Overflow
Eternal Decision – Power
Eternal Decision – Risen
Ethereal Scourge – Refuge
Ethereal Scourge – Tombthroat
Grave Robber – Altered States
Grave Robber – Detonation AD
Grave Robber – Fear No Evil
Grave Robber – Fill This Place With Blood
Grave Robber – Haunted House
Grave Robber – I, Zombie
Grave Robber – Invisible Man
Grave Robber – Last Man On Earth
Grave Robber – Nightbreed
Grave Robber – Reanimator
Grave Robber – Rigor Mortis
Grave Robber – Schizofiend
Grave Robber – Screams Of The Voiceless
Grave Robber – Skeletons
Grave Robber – Something Wicked This Way Comes
Grave Robber – You’re All Gonna Die
Klank – Burning
Light Force – Babylon
Living Sacrifice – Enthroned
LS Underground – Bye Bye Colour
LS Underground – Jordan River
LS Underground – Miracle
LS Underground – Not A Cussword
LS Underground – Shaded Pain
Mortal – Alive And Awake
Mortal – Enfleshed (The Word Is Alive)
Narnia – In His Majesty’s Service
No Innocent Victim – No Compromise
One Bad Pig – Blow And Go
One Bad Pig – Isaiah 6
One Bad Pig – Man In Black
One Bad Pig – Never Forget The Cross
One Bad Pig – People Cry Out
One Bad Pig – Red River
One Bad Pig – Thrash Against Sin
One Bad Pig – Wholly My Lord
Outer Circle – It Must Be Wonderful
Red Sea – Blood
Red Sea – Dust To Dust
Red Sea – Soulshaker
Red Sea – Wolves At The Door
Six Feet Deep – Angry Son
Six Feet Deep – Condemnation
Six Feet Deep – Purify
Six Feet Deep – Struggle
Soul Embraced – Truth Solution
Stryper – Calling On You
Stryper – Free
Stryper – Loud N’ Clear
Stryper – Loving You
Stryper – Makes Me Wanna Sing
Stryper – More Than A Man
Stryper – Soldiers Under Command
Stryper – Surrender
Stryper – The Rock That Makes Me Roll
Stryper – The Way
Stryper – To Hell With The Devil
Tourniquet – A Dog’s Breakfast
Tourniquet – Broken Chromosomes
Tourniquet – Psycho Surgery
Tourniquet – Ready Or Not
Tourniquet – Tears Of Korah
Tourniquet – Test For Leprosy
Tourniquet – The Threshing Floor
Tourniquet – You Get What You Pray For
Vengeance Rising – Among The Dead
Vengeance Rising – Arise
Vengeance Rising – Burn
Vengeance Rising – Fill This Place With Blood
Vengeance Rising – He Is God
Vengeance Rising – I Love Hating Evil
Vengeance Rising – Into The Abyss
Vengeance Rising – Warfare
Vengeance Rising – White Throne
Whitecross – Attention Please
Whitecross – Because Of Jesus
Whitecross – Enough Is Enough
Whitecross – He Is The Rock
Whitecross – No Way I’m Goin’ Down
Whitecross – Shakedown
Whitecross – Who Will You Follow
Zao – In Loving Kindness

Just pop on my noise-blocking headphones, set this list on shuffle, and let this be a nice alternative to what’s being offered by the band.

So, this is what I consider “praise & worship music”. Do you have a list like this? Have you ever thought of one to take the place of the music played at whatever church you go to, if you do attend church? Feel free to share. I’m in a rare interactive mood today, for some reason. Cheers.

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