This blog is no longer active. My life has taken turns that have left me with no extra time or energy to devote to this blog's maintenance and the uploading of additional content. I do continue to receive and respond to comments on posts on the blog, through email, and on Facebook. I still love to listen to old Christian hardcore albums, as well as reminisce about and discuss these bands. I hope this blog continues to serve as a valuable resource on the subject, which keeps me bound to continuously replying to incoming emails with requests for downloads whose links on the blog are no longer functioning. This is no problem and I am happy to continue offering such a favor. If a link doesn't work then contact me.

All the music posted on this blog belongs to the artists. It's all on this blog for the solely to spark memories, discover Christian hardcore bands you never knew existed, and to be a reminder to go and search for and purchase these records! Please, if you enjoy any of the records featured here then try to get your hands on a physical copy. If you are associated with any band on this blog and would like me to either remove the links to downloads of your music or not be featured on this blog at all then please just email me.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Never knew much about New Jersey's Redeem at all. Honestly, I can't even remember how I heard of them, was 10 or so years ago, I was way young. All I know is that they released one record, a full length titled Diadem of Beauty in 1999 on Sofa Records, a label that I believe may have been lost in time. I never saw Redeem, never seen a picture of a show or seen a show flyer with their name on it, but I remember hearing from some older dudes at my church when I was young saying Redeem was insane live. For the longest time, I couldn't find Redeem's stuff because if we all can remember, hardcore wasn't so commercial and all over the internet. I didn't even have internet back then anyway ha. Anyway, I do know that a few of the members in Redeem went on to be in Kissing the Hands of Wrath, another New Jersey act, much more metal influenced though. If you liked when Zao came out with their Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest record in 1998, then you'll be way into Redeem and their Diadem of Beauty record.

Diadem of Beauty (1999 - Sofa Records)


  1. i kinda hate that it's hard to find out about some of these bands, but it's awesome at the same time. it's older doods must have felt.

  2. I can't believe I didn't notice this before, but my version of this album is a burnt copy with actual REDEEM and sofa records printed on it. The layout is on printed paper kinko style with front/back and hand written 89 on top right corner. Says full-length w layout release on Sept 18th. Interesting.

  3. my brother was the singer in redeem... glad to hear people remember redeeem. redeem was awesome!! he still does some things here and there... look him up via facebook!

  4. Got this from the random christian music distro with the solace "like a lily among thorns" cd years ago,pretty awesome!

  5. Saw these guys back at a Coffee Shop in Pennsylvania. There were really influenced by Zao (Blood and Fire Bring Rest) but there were really tight and had a ton of energy. It's really weird having something that was talked about a lot in one phase of your life now be near impossible to track down. God only knows what happened to this CD. I remember Solace and Pink Daffodils playing a show with them, I think they were all SOFA bands.

  6. They were all SOFA bands... I still have my original Redeem CD and Pink Daffodils ones (including the Euroclydon single). If people want me to upload them, let me know. Also, Redeem's album is Spotify. I remember when the guys in the band allegedly started smoking and it was such a huge scandal to people... lol oh the days of being an impressionable youth group kid... Anyhow, I need to get my hands on some Kissing the Hand of Wrath...

  7. B O O M

    1. Nice find! There's one song, now we just need the other four tracks off that EP. I really thought I had it when you mentioned that name, but I just looked through all of my stuff and I'm not seeing it.