CLERGY, THE: All Who Fly: CD

Jun 21, 2007

Took a look at the band bio on the label’s website to get a clearer understanding of where these guys are coming from, given their lyrical content. There’s lots of talk about how they’re “filled with driving rhythms and swells of distortion which build and climax into beautiful and complex layers of sound completed in perfection with emotive, sometimes gritty, punk-influenced female vocals.” What they don’t tell you is that virtually every song on here is in some way or another praising the might, power, and majesty of Jesus Christ. This, of course, means this is about as “punk,” “alternative” and edgy as an Amy Grant record. Peddle your brainwashin’ wares elsewhere, Jesus freaks.

 –jimmy (Boot to Head)