Song Title: Strength and Beauty Artist: Citizens (formerly Citizens & Saints) Album: Single Release: 2018 Genre: Indie   Drawing from the same ecclesiastical roots as King’s Kaleidoscope and Ghost Ship, Citizens (formerly Citizens & Saints) has produced three theologically emotional albums since 2013.  Drawing predominantly on hymnal and Psalmist literature, Citizens brings home sound…

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 Song Title: Hush Yael Artist: Oh, Sleeper Album: Children of Fire Label: Solid State Records Genre: Metalcore I almost decided against writing this article. The lyrics offer an immediate warning: “We’re going back to the darkest hours / Where our kind has confirmed / We are the masters of sin and slaughter.” It isn’t a…

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On the morning of December 28th, transgender 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn (born Joshua Alcorn, but associated as a female) took her own life by stepping in front of a tractor trailer on the highway in Warren County, Ohio. She left behind a suicide note on tumblr, citing her parents’ Christianity as what pushed her to the…

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