The Sky Bearer
Label: Solid State Records (SST)
Eight of 10 songs on these Christian metalcore Georgians' fifth album have congruently constructed titles: "The Ocean Walker," "The Sky Bearer," "The War Ender," and so on. Each of these may well apply to the deity the band worships (who walks on water, for instance), though they also mirror the highly limited variation in the music's tantrum-retch formula. To be fair, several cuts do sneak in moments of musicality; "The Machine Killer" even suggests a dainty piano recital, and the title closer gets a bit prog. But mostly, it sounds like the God these guys are praying to is the porcelain one.