I'm not as much of a hard rock fan as I used to be. After watching countless bands rise to semi-celebrity status, I've become quite picky with my selections. As countless bands continued to follow the footsteps of Creed in sound and production, I threw in the towel.
Once Upon a Shattered Life (2005)
Picking Up the Pieces (2003)
If you want to be a successful rock band by today's standards, normally you'd pick up a guitar, stick three of four of your buddies with instruments, and sing in a raspy voice about drugs, suicide, and sex addiction. Most bands on mainstream radio have already discovered this "ticket to stardom." Seventh Day Slumber, an avidly Christian band, appears not to deviate from the above formula-at first listen. Amidst the slamming guitars and stretched vocal chords, however, something ultimately different, something positive, stands out.