Josh Hurst reviews Wovenhand’s Ten Stones

Josh Hurst reviews Wovenhand’s Ten Stones:

Has there ever been a musician more frequently — or more accurately — compared to the Old Testament prophets than David Eugene Edwards? It’s doubtful; certainly Nick Cave has a certain feverish ferocity about him, and Johnny Cash undoubtedly took up a certain prophetic mantle with his apocalyptic hymn “The Man Comes Around,” but Edwards stands alone in his fire-and-brimstone fervor, his unwavering and unrelenting conviction in the awful grace and mighty vengeance of the Divine. So if it sometimes sound like he’s repeating himself, it’s because he is — his message of God’s coming judgment, and of the utter futility of man trying to defy him, hasn’t changed a bit from his first album up through his most recent, Ten Stones.

Overall, Hurst compares Ten Stones quite favorably to my favorite Woven Hand album, Consider The Birds, which is definitely good news IMHO.

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