Tooth and Nail Records has been giving us some great Christian bands for years now, including the likes of Underoath, Emery, and Project 86. One of their newer bands to catch my attention is the band Ivoryline.
Based out of Tyler, TX, Ivoryline continues the tradition of great alternative rock music with encouraging lyrics, and their newest album Vessel is no exception to the quality that Tooth and Nail has continued to provide.
With heavy, distorted guitars and heartfelt, passionate choruses screamed into the microphone, Ivoryline makes music meant to be blasted. With a show of great musicianship from every member of the band from the drums, to the bass, and even to the production Ivoryline reminds us that quality rock music is not dead.
Channeling their inner Dead Poetic on the title track from their album, “Vessels” starts off with some trademark crunchy guitar, leading into a subdued verse. Relying upon the dynamic between soft and heavy, “Vessels” easily shifts back and forth with lead singer Jeremy Gray seamlessly following the rest of the band while attacking the subject of what it means to be a light in a dark world.
Ivoryline is doing exactly that by rocking out with a message. I can’t wait to hear what their next album will bring us.