P.O.D.: When Angels And Serpents Dance


(When Angels And Serpents Dance)
Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Christian Alt-Metal band turned mainstream, P.O.D are back with their newest album When Angels and Serpents Dance, bringing their unique style of metal with special guests including; Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves, Page Hamilton of Helmet, and The Marley girls.

I’ve always been able to appreciate P.O.D. because unlike other bands that carry a spiritual message they’ve always been about playing their style of music. In the religious world of music geared least likely for Michael W. Smith fans the bands had the nasty habit of over loading their songs with spiritual messages while mimicking the best bands out there making their music sounded contrived and agenda oriented. P.O.D. has not changed their style or sound since they first began and not only that; they have stayed together as a band and progressed in their music.

Angels and Serpents is an album that offers fans a harder edged sound while still keeping the album balanced enough so that its approachable for people who have never given the band a shot. Like always the lyrics are chalk full of sentiment and not one word is wasted on face or game. My favorite song off the album is It Can’t Rain Everyday which lays out a narrative on a handful of lives who have hit a wall simply stating that it’s not the end of the world and to not give up. Another favorite, and for obvious reasons, is Kaliforn-Eye-A with Mike Muir. The song is P.O.D. and Suicidal without sounding condescending and it’s just a song about day to day life for the band. I’ll be ready is the second track with guests, this time The Marley Girls, where the band puts on a reggae feel. I was not at all disappointed with this album as I have been by some of the older P.O.D albums. I can honestly say that this is an album that you can listen all the way through. Check it out at the following links and enjoy.

AJ Garcia
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