While Christian metalcore band Gwen Stacy takes its lyrical work seriously as a means to express
its beliefs, the music clearly nods to the more polished version of
metal as it conveys elements of hardcore. Posicore?
The band named after Peter Parker's girlfriend hails from Indianapolis
and is well-versed on the international touring circuit, undeterred by
lackluster reviews for 2008 album The Life I Know. Chuck that to
critics biased against Christian music. Who cares, as long as the
music's good? And 2009 follow-up A Dialogue fares much better in
Keeping the metal going with another religious angle will be Canton, Ohio,'s Inhale Exhale, also doing the metalcore thing with equal
gusto. Expect chug-along riffs, chunky bass lines, and intricate drums
under clean vocals. Though a devil-may-care attitude could work, since
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This or the Apocalypse is billed too, and it's nice to have choices.
Gwen Stacy, with Inhale Exhale and This or the Apocalypse. 6 p.m.
Monday, June 14, at Ground Control, 122 N. Military Trail, West Palm
Beach. Call 305-788-2718, or click here.