Friday, April 25, 2008

When Angels & Serpents Dance











When Angels & Serpents Dance
P.O.D.

Kickin' it to the homeys, the punks, and the believers. That's what P.O.D. does on their latest album When Angels & Serpents Dance. How does one band appeal to such a diverse audience? I think you would have to come out with an album not giving a fuck what the haters think, like how P.O.D. does here. The funny thing about P.O.D. is that while they are blatantly Christian in their beliefs, they don't get awarded the Cheesiness Medal that a lot of Christian artists get. They don't play it safe either, and usually catch a lot of flack from the conservative audience who are quick to discount them as believers. But that doesn't stop them from doing their thing. And I think people can dig that, whether they share the same beliefs or not. Like the previous albums, P.O.D. shines the most on when they rock harder on tracks like Addicted and Kaliforn-Eye-A, and God Forbid. On the song I'll Be Ready, they collaborate with the Marley Sisters to show their capability to produce a smooth reggae jam. Overall, this is a bold effort that turns out well by "the boys from the South".

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