Behold (Instrumental)

May 27, 2014 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 27, 2014
  • Release Date: May 27, 2014
  • Label: Facedown Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2014 Facedown Records
  • Total Length: 52:27
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00K61P4AY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,317 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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These guys make music to glorify God.
Amazon Customer
This is an album of revelation with lyrics and music fitting together to fan out the vision.
THowerton
Truly these are challenging lyrics and themes that require deep reflection.
T. Fuller

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Smith on June 19, 2014
Format: MP3 Music
For some reason, Amazon's reviews do not differentiate between My Epic's 2013 release, Behold, and their 2014 instrumental release of Behold. This is a review of the instrumental album.

My Epic is well known for their poignant and perceptive lyrics. To remove them completely may sound like a tragedy, but ultimately what this gives us is a greater appreciation for their dramatic and engaging instrumentation.

“Behold (Instrumental)” boasts a melting pot of genres including progressive rock, post-rock, and indie rock. The individual instruments are handled expertly, working together in a beautiful artistic fashion to create a truly spectacular soundscape. The drums range from soft to sweeping. Guitars bounce between light/airy and heavy/gritty. Sometimes dual guitars provide both at the same time like on “Hail” and “Lament.”

Each songs soundscape builds to soaring crescendos and dissolves to quiet epicness in beautiful and moving transitions. Sometimes those transitions are abrupt, sometimes a few minutes coming, but they are all executed skillfully. The only exceptions to this are the songs “Approach,” “Liturgy,” and “Selah” which exclusively find its beauty in a quieter sound. Overall, each song flawlessly transitions into the next without two songs ever sounding remotely alike.

If you are looking for dynamic and dramatic instrumental music, look no further. Make sure to listen to this album with a sub for full effect. 4.5/5 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ritz on December 11, 2013
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A band with a sound of their own, My Epic is not ashamed to let their faith shine through in their music. As a fellow believer, I admire that! As one who has been on the other side of the fence, the non-believing side of the fine CHRISTian line, I still think this is a band that anyone who is into this style of music can enjoy, whether they share in this belief system or not. I love this album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THowerton on July 21, 2014
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Wow. I've listened to this album thirty, forty, fifty times? Every time I listen to it I like it more and more. It's my favorite album release of 2013. It's sweeping, liturgical, impassioned, scintillating, shimmering, and shivering. Behold, indeed.

The somewhat surprise is, this album isn't an easy listen. It's not easy to get into. It's not going to have a lot of "fans". On its surface it is a hard listen with discordant tones and melodies that are largely below the surface. Aaron Stone's vocals are an acquired taste as they have a thin quality to them and yet he manages to do a great deal with them, driving out forceful thoughts and imbuing just the right moments with passion, all smartly paired with emotive and emotionally charged music. This is music that speaks to the soul, that beckons one to break fee and break down, to fall before God and worship, to cry out in anger and surrender, to recognize the magnificence of the Creator and the meandering of the created. The poetic, metaphorical, and personal lyrics are at the heart of these songs of communion, of personal proximity in fellowship with saints and sinners and savior. This is finely attuned, deftly and knowingly crafted psalmic music sometimes heavy but often building and swirling. It's an overall experimental rock feel with a decidedly worshipful bent. At times it feels cosmic (as in the intro "Arise") and at other times caustic (I'm thinking the song "Royal" here) but often it's filled with wavering and coalescing beauty ("Liturgy"). Throughout the album My Epic begs us to Behold. And so we should.

Some thoughts on the songs:

1) Arise ~ A great album opener full of beauty and awe.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DJ on January 28, 2015
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This album was really cool. It's an indie-style release, but don't exactly expect the mainstream indie-rock style of Bastille or Imagine Dragons. I would label this work as a bit of "dream pop" or atmospheric rock. Its dreamy, ambient. Very beautiful and somewhat confusing, but not in a bad way. Just in a strange way. I really liked it. If you dig symphonic rock, or atmospheric soundtracks, this style may just appeal to you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 7, 2014
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I love these guys. I have every album and hope they keep making God breathed music. There are bands that make music with a Christian slant. These guys make music to glorify God. The lyrics God has given this band is awesome. Keep up the good work.
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My Epic is very near and dear to this site’s heart. Before signing to Facedown Records, it was a little label knows as IndieVisionMusic that first signed the band back in 2007, and was set to release their first full length album. However, due to time and financial constraints (and IVM ceasing as a “label”) our site owner, Brandon Jones, lovingly pitched My Epic to Facedown. The rest, as he has told me, is history.

That being said, I must begin by noting that Behold is this reviewer’s first experience of the band. Having reviewed much of Facedown’s catalogue for this year, I found My Epic to be much more eclectic and etherial than the often grungy sounds the great label is oft to produce. In some ways, this album seems to fit more with Come & Live than with Facedown, though its inclusion is a testament to a great label willing to stretch its wings and let its artists stay true to themselves. With a sound that (as Brandon has said) falls somewhere between Circa Survive, Saosin, Thrice, Alive in Wild Paint, and Coheed & Cambria with just a hint of MuteMath mixed in, My Epic brings something that is exceptionally unique on the one hand and deeply spiritual on the other.

With Behold, My Epic has transitioned into a four piece band, bringing back original members Jeremiah Austin and Jesse Stone. The album was produced by Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberlin, The Chariot) and follows I Am Undone, Yet, and Broken Voice EP. Having not had personal experience with their past work, I found Behold to most characterize the concept of “thin places.” The term “thin places” refers to a worshipful environment where God is more easily met; hence, the “thinness” of a smaller divide between God and man.
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