"Why do God's people sleep while the whole world goes to hell?" What a way to start an album!
We Are Victory wastes no time in establishing their purpose, they want to see people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and for believers to grow in their walk with Him. In a day and age where so many are watering down the gospel I am greatly encouraged by this band and their new album "Sirens". Before coming to Christ I was a big metal guy, I was heavily into Meshuggah, early Korn, the Deftones, Sepultura, and a bunch of grindcore and deathmetal bands that I won't mention. When I came to Christ it was clear to me that I needed to put my secular music away and stop listening to it. I am going to be honest, I was worried that I wouldn't find comparable or better bands. For years I have been on the hunt for solid Christ-centered metal. I share all that to say, We Are Victory brings all my favorite metal elements to the table from grindcore and deathmetal to punishing breakdowns and beautiful melodies. "Sirens" is such a dynamic album that takes you on a musical journey, and these dudes are not afraid to experiment with different sounds and styles all brought together with super smooth transitions. The album has many electronic elements weaved in and out as well and I personally love the tasteful use of autotune throughout the album as well. I think this is an under used tool in metal/rock and if done well it can add so much to a song.
For me, lyrics matter. As I stated earlier, we are in a day and age where so many are watering down the gospel, especially in music. What I really appreciate about We Are Victory is that they don't compromise the message in order to be heard. Right out the gate in their song "For Eternity" they make it clear that they are about following God when it is passionately sung "I will follow you to the end for eternity" and "You are worthy, You are holy. Let my heart's cry be for You to show me". And this is only the beginning of the album, it only gets better. I was going through their lyrics on genius.com and you can select the highlighted lyrics for notes about the song. I loved what I saw when I selected one of the lyrics, it said, "We are a Christian band, first and foremost. We do this music to worship the living God." This is evident in the chorus of the title song "Sirens" as it is beautifully sung "The warnings are all around, listen close, can you hear it now? These sirens are sounding out for the ones who will stand their ground, so the lost can be found." We Are Victory is challenging the body of Christ to get uncomfortable, to share the love of Christ through word and deed and seek to reach the lost for Jesus. It is clear to me that their music is not simply music, it is an admonition, it is exhorting the body of Christ into action. Complacency is a killer and their are lives at stake.
"Sirens" as a whole is a stellar album and for sure worth your time! A few stand outs for me are the songs "Burns Within", "Afresh", and "Endgame" but the whole album is really well written. If you are a fan of bands like I The Breather, For Today, Fit for a King, and Plea for Purging you are really going to enjoy We Are Victory. Fun fact, this album was DIY project. The band recorded and produced this album themselves and they achieved an amazing sound, this is quite an accomplishment!
If you are looking for a new album to jam out not only in the short term but one that you will find often in your rotation I want to encourage you to pick up a copy of "Sirens" by We Are Victory. We have included links for you to stream and purchase the album on your preferred platform.
At Tentmaker Music we are about promoting Christian artists that are promoting the Kingdom of God. We believe strongly that God is at work in the underground music scene in all genres and that is why we seek to support those underground bands that are serious about Jesus and making amazing music. We Are Victory is one of those bands, support them, this is a ministry and your support helps them continue to share the gospel through their music and their lives.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read this, we hope you enjoyed your time. Below you will find the lyric video for We Are Victory's song "Endgame" and the links to stream/purchase. Follow them on Facebook, God Bless!