After their first project--Picking Up The Pieces--produced five Top Ten Christian Rock hits, Seventh Day Slumber moved to BEC Recordings for their sophomore CD. BEC/Tooth & Nail producer-in-residence Aaron Sprinkle refines the band's alternative-tinged modern rock sound in Once Upon a Shattered Life, resulting in a standout album. The passionately powerful vocals of Joseph Rojas convey the band's mindset in I Believe:
I am not afraid of anything anymore / and I am not ashamed / the masquerade is ended / and I will stand for you / even if I lose it all / 'cause nothing really matters / You are all that matters, Lord
This band raises questions, but it's not afraid of pointing to Christ as the answer. Seventh Day Slumber also offers balance. God rescued Rojas from a life of substance abuse and atheism, and sometimes those "up from the gutter" stories almost tempt kids who haven't messed up yet, but bass player Joshua Schwartz grew up as a missionary kid who resisted the temptations around him, showing that it's cool to live for God from day one.
Once Upon a Shattered Life is for anyone like me who likes the sound of Seventh Day Slumber, Kutless, and Jonah33. I especially like the title track, but the whole album is full of powerful songs. SDS has another winner.
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