Monday, January 14, 2013

Holiness Church of the Valley - Not of the Flock

Holiness Church of the Valley is from Alabama and start you off with a bright burst of energy that keeps up a fast pace until breaking down into a furious crawl.  There are 5 songs here that all carry on this same dynamic and for the most part it's done quite well.

My issue here is mainly with the recording mix.  The vocals are laced with reverb which can make things a little messy at times and you don't really get a full impact of the scream. 

Everything about the band (lyrics, art, etc) seem to carry christian religious imagery.  Though, it's hard to know where the band stands on the issue or how they feel about it. Perhaps the ambigiousness is their focus. 

Some good tunes here. Have a listen here