BEST SIXTH RELEASE 2005 Award Winner!
Runner-Up: Skillet (Collide).
With their self-titled sixth release, Disciple has somehow amazingly improved their already-great sound. In all ways, this record is excellent.
Disciple kicks off with “The Wait Is Over”. Their quality Hard Rock rolls out, and you know that this is going to be a great album.
The excellent music and great vocals of “Stripped Away” make it another great song.
“Into Black”, with a slightly different musical feel, lyrically reminds you not to worry because you’re never really alone.
“Only You” is one of the few songs on the disc that are actually acoustic-guitar driven; yet, like the rest of the album, it’s great in all ways.
“Rise Up” kicks the full Hard Rock back in, and its chorus is fairly catchy.
Several sections of “Worth It All” are also catchy; lyrically, it focuses on pressing on with all your heart and mind, because it’ll all be worth it.
“Shine Down” has great, rhythmic verses and a straight-up Rock chorus.
“Falling Over” is an all-around excellent song with an even better chorus and final verse— another one of the album’s best tracks.
“Go Ahead”, with the contrast of muted heavy verses and a just-sung chorus, lyrically talks about someone who is trying to cut them down with words/etc., and lets that person know that it won’t work and will only make them stronger in the end.
“Beautiful” is a slower, acoustic-guitar-driven track at first, but contains rock during the chorus and last bridge.
Slow Hard Rocker “Be The Quiet” has a great guitar line and rhythmic verses.
“Backstabber” picks the pace back up and lyrically rebukes someone who they trusted, who betrayed them; then firmly declares that they’re moving on.
“All We Have Is Now” is yet again quite catchy in certain parts. Lyrically, it encourages you to do what you can with your life today, because you don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
And finally the 14th track, not listed on the CD back [on the regular edition] but called “Tribute” in the liner notes, is another great song that is indeed a tribute to all of the men and women in our Armed Forces who have fought, and are currently fighting, for our freedom.
First of the Limited Edition CD-side bonus tracks is their cover of Depeche Mode’s “I Feel You”. Along with their great Hard Rock musical take, frontman Kevin Young does the song’s octave changes amazingly. “I Feel You” is yet another Disciple best-of.
“Suicide” has a direct message for those contemplating the act, firmly encouraging them to hold on to life, because there still hope.
“Things Left Unsaid” is (what else? ) yet another best-of track. It has sweeping music; lyrically, it goes through the death of a loved one, with the message to not take any person or any moment for granted, and to do all that you can and care for them while you’re here. This song gave us goosebumps.
“Pain” closes off the Limited Edition disc; lyrically, it describes how pain from what others have done will remain (and only make things worse) until you let it go.
The DVD side contains the entire Limited Edition CD audio (including the bonus tracks) again in 5.1 Surround-Sound for the benefit of those with home theater systems; it also contains a great “Day In The Life” video documentary that is humorous and insightful, as well as some individual video interviews with the bandmembers and their producer.
Disciple’s self-titled album is simply an excellent CD, and it’s definitely worthy of Best Sixth Release.