Item description for Of Truth + Reconciliation by Staple...
Overview TRACK LISTING:
01. DO OR DIE 02. FORGING GENERALS 03. HONOR AND INTEGRITY 04. GAVELS FROM GUN BARRELS 05. SOUND OF SILENCE 06. BLACK, BLUE AND GOLD 07. THE BEST OF TIMES 08. THE DAY THE BLIND REVOLTED 09. CIRCLES WE RUN 10. FINAL NIGHT
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Studio: Flicker Records
Record Label Flicker Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2005
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 0012321869 ISBN13 0660518266208 UPC 660518266208
Reviews - What do customers think about Of Truth + Reconciliation?
Not For Everyone, But Give It A Try Mar 6, 2007
Now that it's official that Staple is no longer a band, I am proud to say that this cd is one of my prized possessions and my favorite cd. Staple is an incredibly unique sound for metal. The vocals are very emotionally powerful, and the band itself carries a very dramatic sound. With lyrics that stretch far beyond silly repetition, Staple does more than enough to try and share their viewpoint and do so in an educated and sophisticated manner. A lot of people will not like the sound of this band, but thosethat do will love it with all their hearts.
Captures the essence of rock Apr 24, 2006
What is the essence of rock? Easy. It's lyrics tell you everything. The style that Staple plays it out makes it eerie, and haunting, like a challenge to you. This album stands out among my albums because of it's message it conveys. I suggest you compare this with the other bands your'e comparing with, and think it through. Not just because it is christian, but because of its lyrics, and its rhythm. If any band out there has real talent, it'll be Staple. So, if you ever think that christian rock is just for christians, that's not true.
my new STAPLE diet Feb 16, 2006
I enjoyed the sound of staples debut , but only liked a few of the songs . That being said , I was slightly doubtful of their second effort and made no effort to hear it or purchase it , thinking it wouldnt reaaly be worth my while . Boy , was I wrong . "Of truth and reconciliation " is absolutely fabulous and leaves you wanting more . The band have matured incredibly and this cd is incredibly richer and deeper on so many levels . The songs are thoughtfully put together and there is more variation in each song . Darin uses his unique voice to greater levels and depths - hearing great flowing harmonies in the choruses , to gut renching guitar riffs and emotional vocals , provide the listener with perfect listening enjoyment . the production maintains the raw sound we heard in " Staple " but includes a diverse sound . I cant get enough of this cd - I can only describe it like being on a roller coaster ride - one moment you are travelling at an exilirating pace only to slow down to catch you breath and enjoy the moment , only to be whisked off in another direction of pure joy . This cd will keep you on your toes and have you guessing as to whats coming next . A great experience , amidst a music industry that pumps out the monotonous and predictable . Darin Kiem calls a generation to stand and be counted for truth and justice and to fight for the absolute . A head banging , heart wrenching , spirit lifting , life changing album !
Even Better than their Debut Jan 5, 2006
I really like the changes Staple made on this CD. Many hooks and catchy riffs really sets this recording apart. Same bold, loud, tight, hard rockin as the first - but BETTER. They've reached a new level. Need it for your library!!
Very passionate, powerful, and thought-provoking music... Oct 21, 2005
Staple is a incredibly unique band. They play powerful post hardcore rock (heavy rock with a mix of singing/talking/screaming), but if you're not a fan of the genre - don't let that keep you from checking these guys out.
Staple's incredibly thought provoking Christian lyrics really are the base of the music as they really talk about pushing harder and harder for Christ and not getting involved in this messed up society that we live in (Do or Die, Sound of Silence). They're real people though - as they talk about the struggle of not just putting on a show and claiming to be Christians, but really striving to live your life for God (Honor and Integrity). There are many more great Christian themes on this CD, as well. Even if you're not a Christian, however, the lyrics are really phenomenal and definitely worth hearing.
As far as the music itself goes - it is easily some of the best of its genre outright. The guitar riffs are very fresh and interesting: sometimes extremely fast chords mixed with scales, and sometimes slower acoustic music. The drums also drive the album very well. The lyrics, as I mentioned above, are incredible. Keim's unique vocals perfectly blend singing, speaking, and screaming into the music seamlessly - and each variation is used appropriately.
All in all, Staple's sophomore effort is some of their best material yet. Their unique, incredible sound is something that is not found often in any genre of music today. And their very evident faith and lyrics that listeners can apply to their own walks with Christ make the album all the more wonderful. Check it out - I sure hope you love it as much as I do!