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Songs for the Living

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Released  2002
Label  XS Records
Artist  Embodyment
Recorded  2002
Songs for the Living (2002)  Forgotten EP (2011)
Release date  2002
Genres  Christian metal, Alternative metal
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Songs for the Living is the fourth album by the Christian metal band Embodyment. The album was the biggest departure from the band's original Death metal/deathcore sound, the album being more of an Alternative metal.


Critical Reception

Andy Kelly of Jesus Freak Hideout wrote "Overall, Songs for the Living is a very solid release that takes Embodyment in incredible new directions, including great vocals and melodies that will be stuck in your head for weeks to come.", while Kevin Gordon of AllMusic wrote "...Embodyment's Songs for The Living makes a convincing pitch for mainstream success. Guitarist Andrew Godwin's six-string work dominates the material, laying the groundwork for Sean Corbray's soaring vocals. The band's Christian leanings are only hinted at in these songs; the obtuse lyrics instead exploring the many facets of romance and human relationships. "Reaching Out" sounds a little like R.E.M., even as it reasserts a grab at faith, while "She's There" revisits the memory of a lost love with Wall-of-Sound instrumentation and powerful vocals. A red-hot riff and recurring rhythm sends "Segue Station" into the stratosphere, glimpses of lyrics passing by underneath a shimmering melody and sonic overkill. Altogether radio-friendly and ready for the major leagues, Embodyment discarded a large part of its past in favor of a brighter future with the slickly-produced, chart-rock of Songs for The Living. Although the band has done little to distinguish itself from, say, Creed and its many doppelgangers, ten years down the road finds Embodyment still reaching for the stars, adding various disparate elements to their sound, and seeing what works."


  • Sean Corbray - Vocals
  • Andrew Godwin - Guitar
  • Derrick "Stone" Wadsworth - Guitar
  • Jason Lindquist - Bass
  • Mark Garza - Drums
  • Production
  • Barry Poynter - Recording
  • Edward Phillips - Executive Producer
  • Michael Lewis - Executive Producer
  • Roger E. Bishara - Legal Representation
  • Jason Magnussen - Recording
  • Mr. Colson - Mixing
  • Scott Hull - Mastering
  • Bruce Fitzhugh - A&R
  • Kris McCaddon - Photography, Design
  • Songs

    1Reaching Out4:08
    2She's There4:01
    3Golden Rule3:42


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