12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Long in the tooth but still snarling, Disciple infuses Southern Hospitality with the same mix of Christian faith and hard rock aggression that has sustained them for nearly two decades. Kevin Young remains at the helm as lead vocalist, still capable of volcanic vocal eruptions. His ornery sort of fervor is matched here by Brad Noah’s note-shredding riffage and Tim Barrett’s agile (and surprisingly nuanced) drumwork. Southern Hospitality offers a smorgasbord of assorted musical motifs — the menu includes seething metal (“Romance Me,” “Liar”), muscular power ballads (“Whatever Reason”), and gnarly Southern blues-rock (“Lay My Burdens,” “Whisper So Loud”). Young conveys a feverish joy in the title tune, turns almost apoplectic with panic in “321” and testifies with sweat-drenched gratitude in “Phoenix Rising.” Like their contemporaries P.O.D., Disciple is capable of unexpected tenderness amidst the sturm und drang of their sonic assaults. At this point in their career, Disciple isn’t the flashiest act on the block, but the band’s solid virtues and undeniable chops give them a credibility that’s hard to deny. Southern Hospitality is worth accepting.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Long in the tooth but still snarling, Disciple infuses Southern Hospitality with the same mix of Christian faith and hard rock aggression that has sustained them for nearly two decades. Kevin Young remains at the helm as lead vocalist, still capable of volcanic vocal eruptions. His ornery sort of fervor is matched here by Brad Noah’s note-shredding riffage and Tim Barrett’s agile (and surprisingly nuanced) drumwork. Southern Hospitality offers a smorgasbord of assorted musical motifs — the menu includes seething metal (“Romance Me,” “Liar”), muscular power ballads (“Whatever Reason”), and gnarly Southern blues-rock (“Lay My Burdens,” “Whisper So Loud”). Young conveys a feverish joy in the title tune, turns almost apoplectic with panic in “321” and testifies with sweat-drenched gratitude in “Phoenix Rising.” Like their contemporaries P.O.D., Disciple is capable of unexpected tenderness amidst the sturm und drang of their sonic assaults. At this point in their career, Disciple isn’t the flashiest act on the block, but the band’s solid virtues and undeniable chops give them a credibility that’s hard to deny. Southern Hospitality is worth accepting.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

12Princess13 ,

Southern Hospitality Pride

I loved this cd. I thought the guys did a wonderful job providing a fresh sound and feel while still staying true to their style. At first glance, the album is simply fun and inviting. The music is outstanding. Guitars, drums, bass, and vocals are all captivating. Yet after sitting down to really listen to it, I was also struck by how indepth the songs are. Each one has a message for those in need. And I loved how in the cd, they listed the Bible verses that inspired the songs. I can tell that a lot of thought and hard work went in to this album to once again provide encouraging music to rock to. Thank you so much for sharing your "Southern Hospitality"! Great job guys!!

KiteSkimmer ,

There are a few thing going on here....

Okay, first of all, Disciple has undergone a major style change; from rock/hard rock to a more classic/southern rock feel. I die-hard Disciple fan (like myself) may not entirely like this change. BUT THIS IS GOOD MUSIC NONE-THE-LESS. That must be noted.

Scars Remain was my favorite album even, but I think I wecome Disciple's "change". Southern Hospitality may just be an exploratory album fo Disciple, who knows. If you really look at this album, it's not that much of a change. You will find that Disciples music has just gotten "lighter". Anyway, the songs Southern Hospitality, 321, and Liar are the few that I like. You should check out ALL of the tracks though, there is a lot of variety.

In conclusion, I think that the most significant thing that Disciple LOST was the fullness and true sinserity of their "Scars Remain" music. Just listen to "Regime Change" and "Scars remain" fro the album Scars Remain, and then listen to 321 or Southern Hospitality and you'll know what I'm talking about. I hope you find this review helpful.

Live To Worship ,

You Can't Fake It

You just can't fake this kind of genuine ROCK! There's a resolve in the delivery here (heck, in all there albums) ...they're not "trying" to be something they're not. This is who they are...they've stayed true to their sound (which seems to be hard for some artist's to do the more successful they get). I'm enjoying watching and listening to the evolution of a great band.

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