Sound — 10
When you first hear Mute Math, you have no idea what your listening to. Their sound is so unique that I have never heard anything like it! The band started out as two friends taking guitar riffs and mixing them on their computers. They would send the samples to each other and improve them. Eventually they formed a band with a couple of other friends. For the last couple of years they have been in the background of Christian music, but maybe they will gain the recognition that they deserve on their new tour, "the music is much too loud." In the song Reset, the drums are brilliantly aligned with guitar and some really interesting keyboarding. The general sound of Mute Math will completely revolutionize Christian music if they ever become widely known.
Lyrics — 10
All of Mute Math's lyrics are strongly Christian-based. Their lyrics go very nicely with their incredible sound, making the whole band sound very good. Many of the songs are just instrumentals, but for the ones that do have lyrics, they're mainly about surrendering yourself to god. In their song Control, Mute Math sings of "a beautiful surrender." In Plan B, they sing of how god can lift you up after you have been crushed by the false hopes of this perverse world. Peculiar People is about how with the power of god we can "shed the skin of this world" and do truly amazing things. All in all, a Christian couldn't ask for better lyrics, because most of them were taken straight from the bible.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, this band is truly a different experience from your average Christian band. They have wonderful lyrics put into a unique retro sound, which creates stunning results. Everything is played seamlessly and there are no obvious flaws. I strongly recommend that you see them in concert, because sometimes home speakers can't cope with the amazing sound quality that Mute Math has to offer.