We're all gonna die one way or another. Sooner or later. And when that happens we'll have to give an account of the life we lead to God.
But that is not what this post is about, although it could. I could go on and on on this subject, probably even write a book, but I know xangans aren't all that serious about eternal life, or at least most of them.
So, I'm gonna talk about the music band instead :P
I was first introduced to P.O.D. about 10 years ago.
I got to listen to an album called Satellite and I must say I liked it a lot, and still do.
I rarely like an entire album, and this album is an exception to the rule :P
I'm not a fan of hard music and when people ask me what kinda music I listen to I reply with, "Anything that lighter than heavy metal, but not harder than hard rock".
And even though P.O.D. is a good mainstream band, they have been connected with Christian music industry more than once although the band would usually say "We are just a band whose members are also Christians", and I have found some inspiration in their album Satellite and even a sanctuary of a sort during some hard times, when I really needed it.
The song's inspiration stems from a trip when the band was on their way to record for Satellite on March 5, 2001. They were held up in traffic and discovered that the reason was a shooting at Santana High School where a fifteen-year-old student named Charles Andrew Williams killed two and wounded thirteen. The album was consequently delayed, and the band was inspired to write "Youth of the Nation."
In a 2008 interview, guitarist Marcos Curiel described the event:
"We were rehearsing and writing Satellite a couple of blocks away from the school. One day on the way to the studio, there were all these helicopters and cars speeding by. We really didn’t know what was going on. When we got to the studio, this guy had the news on, and he was like, ‘This kid just went and started blasting fools.’ So we started jamming, and that rhythm just naturally came out then Wuv [Bernardo, drummer] put that drumbeat on it, and the song was born."
Curiel added, "When you can hear something that’s going to uplift you like 'Alive' or something that’s going to bring out knowledge like 'Youth of the Nation,' we’ve done our jobs as an artist."
The only song on the album with most adrenaline it :)
I like some of P.O.D's songs...my oldest likes them a lot. I agree with the way they describe themselves. They (like Demon Hunters) have a lot of great lyrics--I just can't always listen to the 'hard stuff'.