Easter Sunday

Special edition of Metal Friday, Sunday version.

I’ve always found this song a powerful victory song. That’s what today is. He conquered death and the gates of hell will not prevail against Him. We worship a living God, we served the one that overcame the grave, that we may never die, but have eternal life.

Death – where is your sting, where is your victory?

They thought that You were bound by nature’s laws
He is risen! He is risen!
For the veil that was torn in two and the darkness that would ensue
A symbol alas that the debt was finally paid
When the stone it was rolled away, He was no longer where He lay
Surely our King had risen from the dead

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Good Metal Friday

I hope that’s not sacrileges.

Think today, as we remember and reflect on the Lamb that took our place and suffered the Wrath of God. He, for our sake, was separated from God (hell) so that we would be counted righteous and be adopted sons, never to be snatched away, but spend eternity praising Him, who is on the Throne.

The Father of grace and mercy has poured out His wrath completely,
on His Son for our sake, we are free, brought the Lamb to slaughter for me

There is love! Here is love! This is love! There is love!!



Metal Friday

When you are trying to write a blog, one good plan is to have a recurring segment. I got an idea after reading yesterday that on Venus it rains metal: Metal Fridays. I’m a huge fan of hardcore music including post-hardcore and metalcore. Many of the good bands I like have members that are Christians and even have lyrics focused on Christian themes. This lead to the awesome attempt to rename the categories. So you end up with ‘genres’ like life-metal or white-metal or my favorite, Christcore.

Anyway, one of my favorite bands right now is Wolves at the Gate, whom I actually saw live a few weeks ago. I like all their songs, my favorite probably being ‘Man of Sorrows’ but they don’t have an official video for that yet. I heard about them from a buddy of mine, looked them up on YouTube and I believe this was the first video I ever saw of them: