Monday, April 30, 2012

The Music of Seven Sorrows


Today, I'm going to tell you about the band called Seven Sorrows.

This is the bio I pulled off of reverbnation.com Incidentally, this is where you can download some of their songs for free.

"Seven Sorrows is a Catholic band unashamed to proclaim the truth of the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church. We are proud to be conservative, bound to the Holy Father, faithful to the Magisterium, consecrated to the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Mary, and we are not afraid to speak against that which goes against Catholic beliefs, such as abortion, contraception, pornography, premarital sex, immodest dress, drunkenness, etc."

They are considered a Catholic metal band, but I think they create something beyond any easy genre classification. Check out their website.
I love their logo. You can see it at their site, right here.

I'll pick just two songs to review for you.

"Forgotten Virtue part 1" combines raw metal with  what I'll describe as a sort of alternative/indie sound. Guttural and melodious vocals combine to present poetic lyrics on the theme of dignity and modest dress. Here is a taste of the lyrics:

Claim to want respect

Then you must change your ways

Your clothes are revealing and all they show is shame


"Saints and Sinners" is my favorite of their songs. It portrays Jesus' raw, pure, love. For some reason it reminds me of how passionate for my babies I felt right after giving birth. You know, when you're sweaty and exhausted, but exhilarated, and you just want to hold, gaze at, and protect your babies? Oh man, you feel the same way when your babies grow up and become runaway teens. (Trust me on this.) Then, I'm reminded of how much more God loves than we humans ever could and I'm blown away. Anyway, that's how I feel about that song.

A sample of the lyrics:

You may trip

You may stumble

You may fall

But I don't want to watch you burn

I will suffer for you


Here's a more eloquent review of "SevenSorrows" at CatholicMetal. I'm no music reviewer (as you've probably gathered), but I know what I like and I enjoy sharing it.

Oh, I nearly forgot, you can also listen to Seven Sorrows on the catholic etc. music player.

2 comments:

  1. Good review. Love the lyrics. I'll be checking Seven Sorrows out.

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    1. Thanks Teresa. I hope you like them as much as I do. :)

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