Ah yes, grunge. The Seattle heavy rock sound made popular in the nineties by artists like Nirvana spilled over to the Christian market and Forefront Records put out Grammatrain‘s Lonely House in 1995. Sadly, the label would kind of force the band to water down their sound with their 1997 sophomore record, Flying, but Lonely House was an honest and pure project. Dark and brooding in many places, the highlight of the complex album is arguably the prayerful “Need” – a rock “ballad” with teeth, and a message any believer can really relate to, “I know they really think they see an image of maturity. But if I was what I should be wouldn’t I be on my knees?” Fans of edgy rock music with dirty production (in a good way, thanks to this being one of Aaron Sprinkle’s first projects as producer), should really track a copy of this down. You can even grab it on AmazonMP3 (or order a used copy for a buck! It’s well worth it). ~ John DiBiase
Lonely House (1995)
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Our synopsis: “Lonely House is one of the more underrated mid-90’s rock releases. Grunge rarely sounded this good.” (Recommended by JFH’s John DiBiase)
Perfect For: Faith, Struggles with Apathy
Song Highlights: “Believe,” “Execution,” “Need”
So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Lonely House? Do you recommend it? If so, why?