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The Life and Death of A Plea for Purging. (New Album)

Tysen Hansen
November 3, 2011

A Plea for Purging will come out with a new album on November 8th.

A Plea for Purging become a band officially in 2005 around vocalist Andy Atkins, guitarists Tyler Wilson and Lyle Paschal, and drummer Aaron Eckermann.

They began touring around the U.S. that year and became known as one of the hardest working metal-core bands in existence.

The band later added , guitarist Blake Martin, bassist John Wand, when Paschal and Wilson left.

The band didn’t start with these four though, the band had two guitarists before Martin: Tyler Wilson and Lyle Paschal.

With The Life and Death of A Plea for Purging, the band will have recorded their sixth album together.

A Plea for Purging is a part of Facedown Records who they will be releasing the album with.

A Plea for Purging has always been very bold about the fact that they are a “Christian” band, and have gained great fan influx at events like the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois.

The bands strives to be a difference maker in the youth of this generation by trying to have a different sound to their music than most metal bands.

The band plays music that could be compared to bands like Slipknot and Bullet for My Valentine, although they are most comparable to bands like War of Ages and As I Lay Dying.

Their new album, The Life and Death of A Plea for Purging, isn’t very different than most of their other albums.

They stick with the hard core bass and ringing guitar riffs, and of course, lots of screaming.

The band also stays true to their claim that they actually are a Christian band,  in that they still talk about God and Jesus a lot.

Overall, the album seemed very typical of what the band has made out to be truth in that; they are a very hard-core metal grunge band who loves to scream about Jesus.

The band releases the CD on the 8th of November, once again, and the public should like this album.

I have nothing negative to say about this album, except for the fact that it may appeal to primarily younger listeners like teens.

WARNING! If you are over thirty years of age, and don’t like to have your ears blasted with loud music and a screaming guy, DON’T LISTEN TO THIS CD!

In their song Heart of Children, they are extremely evident in their beliefs about the Biblical statement that  says “Let the little children come for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these little children.”

In their song Skin and Bones, A Plea for Purging navigates away from their typical metal-core grunge style to do what is almost considered a country ballad.

The album itself in general is basically the same as the others will just a little more background techno twist added, and a few songs that seem a little unorthodox for their typical music.

As a rating for this CD, I give it a 9 out-of-10 because of the ferocity of the music, the attitude it brings across, and the overwhelming message they have in their songs.

In my opinion, this CD doesn’t disappoint, if you liked the other albums, you will at least like this one just as much, if not more.

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