Release Date: September 23, 2014
Reviewed by: Micah Garnett
- Dead Militia
- The Name
- Angels and Demons
- Yesterday Is Over
- The Right Time
Attack is somewhat of a return to roots for the Kevin Young fronted rock band Disciple. 2012’s O God Save Us All was widely considered a misstep for a band used to churning out excellence record after record. Disciple has always been one of the heavier Christian rock bands around, with over 11 albums under their belt, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Attack is full of heavy guitar licks and lots of Kevin Young screaming. There is hardly a soft song on the twelve song tracklist. However, the rockers on Attack are more melodic and more anthemic than their previous albums. “Dead Militia” and “Attack” are especially catchy, and “Radical” is sure to be a fan favorite battle cry.
“Not just my mouth, but let my hands speak the glory of God. Til the day I die, with my heart, with my soul, til the day I die I’ll be radical. With my blood, with my bones, til the day I die I’ll be radical. To my friends, to my foes, til the day I die I’ll be radical.”
Attack’s rockers are great, but the lyrics are what sets the album apart. “Scarlet” reminds me a lot of something off Scars Remain or Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and it’s a particular highlight.
“Though my sins will be as scarlet, though my hands have been an enemy of God, though my heart has played the harlot, You gave me more than I deserved when you washed my whole world as white as snow.”
Kevin Young believes what he’s singing. The theme of the album is being bold about one’s faith, and he makes it clear right off the bat. Young is not ashamed to sing about Jesus, which is something that’s missing in a lot of Christian rock these days. This leads to a level of worship and introspection that is almost unprecedented in such a hard album. “The Name” begins with the lyrics: “Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him. How I approve of Him over and over.”
Attack is just a fun album to listen to. It may not be as deep as previous albums, but there is definitely a lot of passion poured into the album that should bleed into its target audience. These songs are going to be great in concert. Attack’s unabashedly Christian message is what sets it apart from other bands in the market, but it’s backed by solid music and solid production. If you, like me, were hesitant about the band’s future after O God Save Us All, rest assured, that Disciple is back and as good as ever.
3 songs to listen to: Dead Militia, Scarlet, Attack
RIYL: Write This Down, I Am Empire, RED