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BrianG47
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For Today, a christian metalcore band from Sioux City, Iowa.

Signed to Facedown Records.
Their newest album "Breaker" comes out on August 31, 2010.
Recent album "Portraits" was released in 2009.
and their first album "Ekklesia" was released in 2008.
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We built Sioux City on ROCK AND ROLL!

Also, search next time.
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BrianG47
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#4
searched "for today" looked through the first 10 pages. didn't see anything..
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technicolour
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#6
there's already thread. This band and every other christian metalcore band make me want to vomit in disgust.
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#7
^What's wrong with you man? Just cause a band believes in something doesn't mean the music is shit.
Also, ZAO.
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#8
No, but the music IS shit, completely independent of their religious beliefs.
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#9
Yeah, but he specifically singled out Christian metalcore. That's what bothered me
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He has a point though. Christian metalcore has a tendency to be sub par at best. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with their religious affiliation, but with the exception of a few outliers, they're usually pretty bad.
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#11
I raise you new TDWP, old Underoath and MATSOD
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Oh, I'm sorry. The answer we were looking for was ABR.
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#13
Them too.
EDIT: And Norma Jean, Living Sacrifice and ZAO while we're here.
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nashawa
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I'm actually not a fan of the other 3 you listed, but even with them excluded, there are hoards of unlistenably bad Christercore bands out there.
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#15
Oh, Sleeper falls under this category, no? I like them.
Bad Christian metalcore tends to stand out more, probably because it isn't well-liked to begin with.
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Oh, Sleeper was one of the awful bands I was talking about.
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Them too.
EDIT: And Norma Jean, Living Sacrifice and ZAO while we're here.


Save first album I have a habit of calling them SNOREma jean.

or botch.

(had to be said)

To a degree though there are some semi decent christian metalcore bands out there... I don't listen to any these days though.
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nashawa
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Them too.
EDIT: And Norma Jean, Living Sacrifice and ZAO while we're here.

Yeah, you're not helping your point haha.
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I mean c'mon dude, Norma Jean's at least worth something.
Plus Oh, Sleeper has BTBAM's old guitarist, that should be enough for worship around these parts
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#20
You're talking to a huge Botch fan/occasional BTBAM listener. Besides, I bet most of the BTBAM fanboys on here agree with me.

But my point is about how 90% of christercore is generic swill, not about whether or not the bands are good/great. A lot of the bands you mentioned are cookie-cutter outfits.
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technicolour
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Quote by tancanada

Also, ZAO.


Ok one band - musically. The lyrics and the ideals are bullshit - and before you say "you just don't like it because you just don't agree with it" - I would be thrilled if any of these bands got up on stage and preached Keirkegaaurd or Kantian metaphysics and talked about God like that - but no, they always just quote the bible.

I've had discussions with people in local christian metalcore bands (it's a big thing in my town right now) and I was not impressed. We were having a civil conversation about authors/philosohpers/theologians who have influenced us and the guitarist from "faithful unto death" told me to check out some guy (forget the name now). I did a quick wiki search on him - said he believed evolution contradicts the second law of thermodynamics, and that man's cred, along with any argument that kid had just went out the window.

..I think I already told that story somewhere on here
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tancanada
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#22
True.
I wasn't really arguing for it, just wanted to see your stance on it and it makes sense.
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#23
Oh, Sleeper sucks. Shane Blay's a douche anyway. He got kicked out of BTBAM because no one likes him and he thinks Oh, Sleeper matters. Which they don't.

Norma Jean's first album rules. Everything else sucks.

Also, Maylene shouldn't be considered Christian. They just jump on the bandwagon for tours and shit; I don't want Christianity infecting my fun Southern jams.
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#24
Eh, Vices Like Vipers is decent.
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The new songs on their myspace are boding really well for the new album, as much as they can be grating lyrically I think it brings up some cool imagery at times. Really psyched for this now, Devastator would make a killer top spot on a setlist.
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Eh, Vices Like Vipers is decent.

Haha, that song and a handful of others are all I listen to. They have talent for sure, they just don't use it as best as they could.
BrianG47
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The new songs on their myspace are boding really well for the new album, as much as they can be grating lyrically I think it brings up some cool imagery at times. Really psyched for this now, Devastator would make a killer top spot on a setlist.


i must agree with you.
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lol why isnt this shit locked yet?
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Because nobody reported it? Stop bumping it if you just think it's going to be locked anyway.
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#33
I see the hardcore forum has had it's bi-monthly new For Today thread created. Why is it that 90% of the fans of this band don't know how to use the search function then complain when they're called out on it? I don't get this bands hype, they sound extremely generic to me.

Anyways, as for Christian nu-metalcore, I think calling them worship bands is more appropriate. A lot of people are Christian and play in hardcore bands, but either they can work their beliefs into coherent lyrics, or they don't make it a big thing. Worship bands play for Christ and churn out the same drivel over and over. I think the distinction should be made more often.
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#34
This thread is now about Start Today.

Let's start today-ee.
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does anyone else remember what happened to the last for today thread?

It seems that this killed it:

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#38
good band.
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#39
I distinctly remember Pink hijacking a For Today thread in favor of Youth of Today, another was made into a Pokemon discussion thread (like most of our threads), often they become Christian-bashing threads, etc. I usually go out of my way to derail these things.
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#40
http://www.anus.com/metal/about/metal/christian_metal/

some of the article is bullshit, but some of it makes some good points.

If they really believe this religion, then metal - as a movement with overwhelming occultist, nihilistic, fascistic overtones - is something they should avoid. Why would they choose to join a genre which contradicts what they believe?

Is there no greater "trend" than the 2,000 years in which Judeo-Christian religions have been gaining prominence in the west? What is "un-trendy" about following the same religion that at least 80% of the people in your country follow?

Why should metal desire "a lot more of the youth" to be interested in it, if conformity is not our goal? Metal is like many genres self-selecting, and does not aim to be broad. By your logic, we should start making music like Britney Spears (except with a Christian message!) in order to get a wider audience.

How can one "truly feel" something which one has to be taught in order to regard it as true? A man raised alone in the forest may invent a religion, but perhaps not the whole dogma of Christ.