Even as a christian I grew to hate main stream christian music. Everyone praises God in their own ways, but most of its words felt empty and without thought. Theocracy is unbelievably talented, not as a christian metal band, because that isn't hard to do, but as a band in general. The lyrics are thoughtful and awesome. Their music will lift your spirits in the lowest times, it makes you feel so powerful. Their music gives me a similar feeling as when I listen to Sabaton. Great music!
Ghost Ship is a bit different from what I was expecting, but I like it a lot. I was doubtful that anything would rival Megadeth's Dystopia for my album of the year but this does. Paper Tiger, Ghost Ship, and The Wonder of It All are among their best songs, and the rest are pretty great too. This band just doesn't know how to sound bad.
Okay y'all... Important info. This band does not support theocracy. The reason they chose the band name Theocracy is because they strive for inner theocracy: having a soul where God reigns.
They do NOT support theocracy as a way of governing a country.
So PLEASE stop judging them on their band name.
@Rokkikenguru It's because even though being atheist people enjoy very much this band despite its potilical/religion view, which I, particularly, strongly disagree from. It's like enjoying Mayhem, Burzum and most of black metal bands and not be racist.
They have far less overtness about the themes than the vast majority of Christian bands. Anyone that thinks Christian lyrics instantly ruin bands really won't like knowing how many subtle Christian themes are in stuff like Blindside. And I say that as an atheist. Sweet band, gonna have to look into them...think they are mutual influences with Suspyre.
I like lots of black metal and thrash metal and death metal. I don't care if band members are christians or if they look like a bunch of faggots. I'm not a christian myself but I don't like this band either, so I think this is a pointless shout.
Just wondering why just about everyone here has to mention that they're atheists or that they don't believe in Christianity before stating that they like the band? I feel it's not off topic but just rather pointless information. It's the same as when people say "I'm not trying to be rude but..."
Anyway, I just discovered this band and instantly fell in love with it! Hopefully there'll be a new album soon.
Amongst the most talented Power Metal groups, Theocracy sets my standards for what music is supposed to sound like. The quality of their lyrics and magnificent composition attest to Matt's talent. I only hope that the changing of their drummer works out in the end, and that they release a fourth album with lyrics as deep as the first three.
i don't care if the band members are christians, fuck off it, this is a their problem. I'm a fanatic for heavy metal music, and i enjoy a lot these band. Fucking awesome. The Metal needs more amazing bands like that ;D
@FalkTheNorseman That's not the way they mean it. They mean not theocracy like a government, but as a line in their title song says "Theocracy within." It's about theocracy within one's self, not in the government.
@Mizymod: Yes, because it is TOTALLY the atheist part of communism that is so horrible. Atheism isn't even an inherent or central part of communism. You are being intellectually dishonest to such a degree, it is downright repulsive.
If you like Theocracy, do yourself a favor and check out "Collide and Spark" by Project Aegis. It's a charity single to help homeless in Nashville. Matt Smith wrote it, and it features him and Nils K. Rue [Pagan's Mind], Henrik Båth [Darkwater], Elin Redin [End of September], and Markus Sigfridsson [Darkwater, Harmony]. It's quite good too. Teaser:
"I am an atheist, but when music is so awesome, it doesn't matter!" so true. i listen to a couple of christian power metal bands, because the music is pure art and awesomeness. i don't have to believe in the fairytales they sing about, power metal is about fairytales in general, so who cares? ;D