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Wars and Rumors of Wars

  • Reviewed by Andrea Dawn Goforth Copyright Christianity Today International
  • 2009 5 May
  • COMMENTS
Wars and Rumors of Wars
Style: Hardcore metal; Mychildren Mybride, Underoath, He is Legend, and Demon Hunter. Top tracks: "Evolve" "Need" and "Oversea"

In a nutshell: The Chariot's knack for surprising the listener keeps Wars and Rumors of Wars interesting. The album is a sort of organized musical chaos that never allows your ear to settle. A band that refuses to conform to standard song structures or uniform tempos, The Chariot also ignores the idea of genre definition by playing punk rock on one song, Norma Jean-type-hardcore the next, and then '80s metal on the next. While this quality might turn off some people, others will find it makes for an exciting listen. When you add the relevant lyrics, the album becomes both dynamic and poignant.

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