The Way of Purity
Crosscore

The Way Of Purity is a fairly young Christian metal band from Norway. Crosscore is the name of there debut album and it’s probably one of the weirdest bands I have covered as of late. They look like members of Mushroomhead and sound like a mix between In This Moment and Cradle Of Filth. Just have a look at their myspace page and try not to laugh.

The album opens with “23rd Circle Bree” and it’s a short little intro song with a nice breakdown coupled with some blackened blast beats and screams that sound like a women version of the dude from Caliban. This is the only song worth listening to on the album. The breakdown on this track is the same breakdown that is used in all ten of the songs. To be honest all of the songs sound exactly alike. There’s no substance and the album is dull and generic.

“The Rise Of Noah” starts with awful clean vocals and it mixes the blackened blast beats but really it just sounds like some shitty goth band with a semi hot vocalist. Put the blasting at different parts, use same exact breakdown as song before, throw in some sparkly weird keyboard part over that said breakdown and the song is complete.

A few spoken word parts are also thrown in and I’m glad they were used sparingly. The lyrics are of the lets get to heaven, mother nature variety and at times she sounds like she doesn’t understand what she’s even saying. I even heard a little adolescent profanity in some of the lyrics that will please the parental advisory sticker loving youth. Pretty badass am I right?

This is the soundtrack for our troubled youth. For people that have Paramore and Slipknot as their favorite bands on their Facebook. This is music for people that cut themselves and dance around playgrounds with their fellow juggalos. If that is your crowd then let me be the one to introduce you to your new favorite band.

[Visit the band's website]
Written by Jesse Wolf
December 15th, 2010

Comments

  1. Commented by: glezzery

    The name of this group makes me nauseous.
    Seeing their pic on the site and the band name compels me not try this band out.
    Thanks for the review.
    I won’t have to waste my time.


  2. Commented by: Sigh

    I like how they’re described “Black Metal” and “Grindcore” on their myspace. Their logo reeks of frozen kvlt as well.


  3. Commented by: JH DOOM

    You have got to be f**kin’ kidding me…


  4. Commented by: Desperado

    Haha funny and brutal review man! Straight to the point and honest, I likes it.


  5. Commented by: faust666

    hahaha.. brutal review indeed .. i’m pretty damn sure that every word of it is true though.. wouldnt even bother checking out the Myspace page for bands like these..

    Also, what’s with the sudden onslaught of “Christian Rock\Metal” bands ?? Christ finally allowed some of his more repressed believers to unwind a bit ??
    What’s ironically stupid is every live video I’ve seen for such bands has a large part of the audience flashing the Devil’s horns.. Facepalm.


  6. Commented by: Jesse Wolf

    Should check out the myspace for a quick laugh though bro.


  7. Commented by: Facial La Fleur

    I’ve heard much worse.


  8. Commented by: gordeth

    @Faust666 – The horns gesture was made famous by Dio who picked it up from his Christian grandmother. She used it for protection against evil so it’s really not “ironically stupid” for Christians to do it.


  9. Commented by: faust666

    So Gordeth, you’re going to sit on your pedestal and lecture me about the “maloik used to ward off the evil eye” and all of that stuff ?
    I’ve seen the Sam Dunn movie my man.

    My question to you is – you really think that when metalheads (yeah even the ones at Christfest) flash the horns, they’re trying to ward off the evil eye ? It’s synonymous with all things dark and satanic and I’m pretty sure most of us flash it to indicate our kinship with Mr Satan and not with Grandma Dio.

    Having said that, if I ruffled your feathers with my somewhat abrasive comments then I apologise. Peace.


  10. Commented by: gordeth

    No pedestal or ruffled feathers…just pointing out that it’s not so hypocritical for them to do that. I always considered it to be nothing more than an expression of excitement and appreciation for the music.


  11. Commented by: faust666

    Fair enough. \,,/


  12. Commented by: Shawn Pelata

    Christian themed Rock and Metal has been around for 30+ years now…it’s nothing new…it’s just so common now it seems like it’s all over the place.

    That said, just reading that review makes me want to punch the band.


  13. Commented by: Pirate

    This is by no means a “christian metal band”
    They might be theists but not christians.

    From their myspace:
    We are the hand of God, we’re here to bring the animals’ message to liars, weak individuals, prostitutes, drug addicts, nymphomaniacs and many more. We are not an organisation, we are just a potential event in every animal’s life. The Way Of Purity is inspired by a blind and extremely dark dimension where Christ and Satan, evil and good, are the same.


  14. Commented by: guy

    um this band was just starting out and experimenting their black metal skills. check out reverse time from their ep bite back. then shit bricks


  15. Commented by: Jesse Wolf

    I heard it and guess what…they still suck. The band is garbage man.


  16. Commented by: Thunderchild

    The way of purity isn’t a Christian band at all, they are deeply against Christianity as you can read in this interview: http://www.sonicabuse.com/2011/05/the-way-of-purity-speak-to-sonic-abuse/

    @Pirate: they’re not even theists according to this


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