ROXX RECORDS has another remastered Christian Rock/Metal album, this time it’s the Australian band DISCIPLE from 1988. They were 5 years or so ahead of the more well-known DISCIPLE from the states, but the Aussies only put out this one album “The Lost Disciple” on cassette.
I can tell you right away that the remastering from Bombworks Sound is really amazing. It sounds crystal clear and overall a very solid mix for what they had to work with. I’m so glad they’re preserving this music, it’s important to keep it alive.
Musically DISCIPLE is pretty much what you’d expect for 1988, Melodic Hard Rock leaning towards Metal, especially the blistering guitar solos. If you’re into guitar from that era, you’ll appreciate the work being done. The song structures and choruses are more AOR style, a little reminiscent of Dokken’s first album at times.
The lean heavily into the Christian theme, they are very Christ-centered and don’t hide it. I’m not going to get into Theology but are obviously not ashamed of the Gospel. I guess you could say this is REAL Christian music that’s not trying to vaguely preach a message or just claim to be “positive” music.
Great work overall from top to bottom, you get a couple unreleased tracks too that were supposed to be from the band’s second album. If you’re a fan of the 80’s Christian Rock, this is a necessity. Hopefully those who are searching for some deeper meaning and a life-change will consider this album as well.
From the ROXX RECORDS Press Release:
Roxx Records is excited to bring you ‘The Lost Disciple’ by Australian rockers DISCIPLE a 12 track limited edition CD pressing featuring the original 9 tracks from their one and only cassette tape release ‘Sacred Knights’. We also have here three additional tracks to round out the recorded history of this classic band. Tracks 10 and 11 are from their 7″ only record which contained two tracks that were sort of a pre release for what should have been the bands second release, which would unfortunately never come to fruition. Lastly track 12 is the last recording and a previously unreleased track entitled ‘No More Losin” which rounds out this beautiful 12 track release.
This limited edition release is the first time any of the bands music has ever been released on CD and this pressing is limited to only 300 pieces.
Track Listing – Sacred Knights (Demo Cassette Only Release)
1. Always On My Mind
2. Don’t Give Up
3. Sacred Knights
4. Meant To Be
6. Power and Glory
7. Never Too Far Gone
8. The Only Love
9. Kingdom Of The Lord
10. I Wanna See ‘Em There
11. The Foot Of The Cross
12. No More Losin’