13 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alive with blazing faith and rocking righteously, P.O.D. reclaims the excitement of its early releases with Murdered Love. Singer Sonny Sandoval and guitarist Marcos Curiel spearhead the San Diego foursome’s revival, aided by the production input of old studio partner Howard Benson. The bracing rap/rock/reggae fusion that earned P.O.D. its initial notoriety is back with a vengeance, reinforcing militantly Christian lyrics that offer hope to a fallen world. Songs like “Eyez”, “On Fire”, “Panic & Run", and the title track find Sandoval raging against a modern-day Babylon as his group churns and shreds behind him. Especially potent is “I Am”, an outcast’s desperate prayer that uses confrontational language to drive home its redemptive message. Less ferocious but likewise memorable are “Beautiful" (a compassionate ballad), “Lost in Forever” (a soaring rocker infused with a pilgrim’s spirit), and “Bad Boy” (a playful tune about looking for The Right One). “West Coast Rock Steady” raises a toast to the band’s native Golden State. The positive vibes that powered P.O.D. a dozen years ago shine brightly again on Murdered Love.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alive with blazing faith and rocking righteously, P.O.D. reclaims the excitement of its early releases with Murdered Love. Singer Sonny Sandoval and guitarist Marcos Curiel spearhead the San Diego foursome’s revival, aided by the production input of old studio partner Howard Benson. The bracing rap/rock/reggae fusion that earned P.O.D. its initial notoriety is back with a vengeance, reinforcing militantly Christian lyrics that offer hope to a fallen world. Songs like “Eyez”, “On Fire”, “Panic & Run", and the title track find Sandoval raging against a modern-day Babylon as his group churns and shreds behind him. Especially potent is “I Am”, an outcast’s desperate prayer that uses confrontational language to drive home its redemptive message. Less ferocious but likewise memorable are “Beautiful" (a compassionate ballad), “Lost in Forever” (a soaring rocker infused with a pilgrim’s spirit), and “Bad Boy” (a playful tune about looking for The Right One). “West Coast Rock Steady” raises a toast to the band’s native Golden State. The positive vibes that powered P.O.D. a dozen years ago shine brightly again on Murdered Love.

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