I’m afraid I’ve spent the life I could have had in truth
on cheaper thrills and placebo pills and quicker substitutes.
This is the first release of 2017 that blew me away. I forget how I initially heard of Sinai Vessel, but I knew their debut record—Brokenlegged—was being released at the end of January and it was something I wanted to keep an eye out for.
Sinai Vessel carries a similar sound to Microwave (check out Much Love). Brokenlegged is not flashy, but it flows smoothly. Only 8 tracks long, every song holds its own and is intentional in telling stories of a struggle with faith and organized religion. Looseleaf is an upbeat anthem to overcome life and the thoughts of death. Ramekin, my personal favorite, discloses what is difficult to disclose and has a killer instrumental at the end. Dogs addresses the shortcomings of the church in loving people.
There are so many bands, or better stated—people—that have been negatively affected in deep ways by those who claim to be Christians. I don’t want to get into great detail about my thoughts or experiences right now. I’ll save that for a Reflection sometime. But one thing I will say is that the first “Christians” were called Christians by other people who did not believe Jesus was God because this group of people acted like “little Christs” and reflected who Jesus was. It is much easier to claim a title than to live in a way which deserves it. And even those who do reflect Christ well all have failed, are failing, and will continue to fail in demonstrating His love. If we look at other people to be Jesus, we will always be disappointed by who He is.
Favorite Songs: Looseleaf, Ramekin, Down With the Hull, Dogs
Top 10 Potential: Possibly, I’d say more Top 25 Potential
Album Cover: 7.5/10
Sinal Vessel’s Bandcamp: Here
Album Artwork: https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4061912484_10.jpg