Of Beauty and Rage by Red was the first album that got me into Christian Music, and the genre of Heavy Metal. I saw Red during Winter Jam 2016 and I was absolutely blown away and as soon I got home I picked up the album and listened to the whole thing front to back, and it does not disappoint! Of Beauty and Rage is in a way, a concept album that talks about the journey of being lost from God and finally being redeemed. It shines this native specifically in the tracks Desent which is first and Ascent being last. This album gets really heavy with songs such as Shadow and Soul, Gravity Lies, and imposter. However, it does show it's softer side with the song Of these chains which is a powerful taking about the chains of sin weighing us down. This album also has the famous radio hits Darkest Part and Take Me Over which are the main highlights. However every song on this album is great!
The only real down side to this album is that is really long, and towards the end it does feel a little dragged out, but that's just me. The only song is not really up to par with the rest is The Part That's Holding On, it feels weak and really just feels like filler.
All in all this a great record if you're a metal head. Every song is packed with a powerful dose of awesomeness and it will not disappoint. However, for those who don't like metal would not enjoy this album. My total score for this album is 9/10
One more thing! This album is now $5 dollars on Amazon, and as well as $5 at @lifeway!
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