I love music, all different styles of music, but my favorite would have to be “christian” music. It all started back in the summer of 1996, when I discovered a now defunct channel called ZMusic Television. At first I was a little underwhelmed, because they played a ton of Adult Contemporary bands, and at the time, that was definitely not my style. Then one day I was channelsurfing and stumble across them playing a song called “Jesus Freak” by a group named DC Talk. I was blown away. It was so much more aggressive then anything I had seen in “christian” music before. I stayed glued to the set hoping that the next video would be of a similar style, thankfully it was. That hour of music from 3pm-4pm was called Cycle16. Even the name sounded edgy and awesome. I would watch every day discovering new bands along the way. For my 13th birthday, I asked for a cassette player and a bunch of cassettes, with the first one I received coincidentally being by “Jesus Freak” DC Talk. From there I discovered another show on Z from 10pm-11pm that played punk and heavy music. Between that and the 1yr. Old 7Ball magazine, I was able to delve deeper into the tiny scene that was “christian rock”. That appreciation for the myriad styles of the scene definitely still exists today. I am a reviewer for a website known as christianrockrocks.com. I enjoy getting to ingest these albums and letting people know how much I like them, or at times think something isn’t up to par. It’s cool to see something that started 14 years ago still burns inside me today. I have been blessed to discover so many amazing bands, and this site is going to be used as a tool to try and get people to open up their ears and dig a little deeper into our heritage of all things christian rock.
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