Holy Soldier - Why Don't You Look Into Jesus?

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Holy Soldier - Why Don't You Look Into Jesus?

Post by Guest on Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:19 pm

The other day I was playing One Way (The Songs Of Larry Norman) and one song just grated on everyone's nerves (we were all cleaning house at the time), and it was this one.

In my opinion, this is just an awful rendition that just drags on and on and does not achieve the grunge or blues feel they were going for.



Here's the original, and I love it so much more!!!


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Post by Deepfriar on Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:47 pm

They are both fine songs separately from each other. I like both. H5 just went a different direction from the original.
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Post by H.M. Murdock on Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:25 pm

Murdock is one of the few who enjoyed Promise Man. Underrated album.
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:45 pm

H.M. Murdock wrote:Murdock is one of the few who enjoyed Promise Man. Underrated album.
I agree with Murdock
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Post by Deepfriar on Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:23 pm

H.M. Murdock wrote:Murdock is one of the few who enjoyed Promise Man. Underrated album.
I would agree completely. Been listening to it off and on since it came out. There might be gaps of time between, but I always eventually listen to that album again.
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Post by Friday13th on Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:02 pm

yeah the original is way better. Let's not even bring up dc Talk's version of "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" Wink
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Post by eatbugs on Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:02 am

I like the HS version.  I like most of the songs on the tribute better than the originals.  I'm also a fan of pseudo-Holy Soldier's Promise Man and Larry Norman.

I think Deepfriar got it: the songs are so completely different musically that it almost stops being an apples-to-apples comparison.  If they had tried to do a straight cover it wouldn't have worked.

It's a terrible house-cleaning song though.  Try it again in a different context.

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Post by deathisgain on Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:51 am

Loved 'Promise Man' and thought HS did an excellent job with it.
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Post by MikeInFla on Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:37 pm

I agree Adam absolutely dreadful. In my mind there are only 2 HS albums and that's the first 2. Anything else is not Holy Soldier. 

I like the Larry Norman version better too.
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Post by eatbugs on Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:45 pm

MikeInFla wrote:In my mind there are only 2 HS albums and that's the first 2. Anything else is not Holy Soldier. 

Agreed.

Like I said I like Promise Man, but I think I'll call that band "pseudo-Holy Soldier" from now on.

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Post by Guest on Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:10 pm

MikeInFla wrote:In my mind there are only 2 HS albums and that's the first 2.

That bass intro to "When the Reign Comes Down". Wow.

Yep, that first album just sells me every time I listen. In my top 10 greatest Christian metal albums of all time.

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Post by Throne of thorns on Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:41 pm

The original is better. I love the first two holy soldier albums and I just try my best to pretend this abomination of an album never happened!
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Post by Throne of thorns on Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:44 pm

Adam wrote:
MikeInFla wrote:In my mind there are only 2 HS albums and that's the first 2.

That bass intro to "When the Reign Comes Down". Wow.

Yep, that first album just sells me every time I listen. In my top 10 greatest Christian metal albums of all time.
Yeah bro the bass is amazing. Melodic rock the way it should be done those first two albums. No glam rock band apart from maybe Dokken have done it as well as these two albums.
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Post by Superjuice on Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:40 pm

It's Temple of the Dog!!
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