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Barren Cross

Rock for the King

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Category: CCM Heavy Metal

Year: 1986

Label: Medusa

Catalog Number: CDO2679

Average Rating: 82 / 100 (2 ratings)

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Barren Cross Rock for the King Album Cover

Mike Lee lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Jim LaVerde bass, midi synth, background vocals
Steve Whitaker drums, background vocals
Ray Parris rhythm and lead guitars, acoustic guitars, background vocals
1.  Dying Day  3:28
2.  He Loves You  4:37
3.  It's All Come True  4:02
4.  Believe  2:16
5.  Going Nowhere  3:46
6.  Killer of the Unborn Live  3:56
7.  Rock for the King  5:04
8.  Give Your Life  2:53
9.  Just a Touch  3:27
10.  Light the Flame  5:24
11.  Dead Lock live  4:19
12.  Cultic Regimes live  2:47
13.  He Loves You live  4:13
14.  Living Dead live  7:11
15.  Heaven or Nothing live  4:58
Total Running Time:  62:21

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Cephas Date: April 22, 2002 at 8:50
Excepting the live tracks, this is a CLASSIC from beginning to end. BC plays pounding mid-'80's Heavy Metal with explicitly Christian lyrics & great vocals. Mike Lee could take off & soar! By comparing the recorded to the live songs, one can see BC changing styles from the hook-laden metal with operatic vocals to Power Metal. 'Rock for the King' introduced me to Barren Cross. It was their best output in my opinion & the only CD of theirs I've held onto.

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: July 21, 2002 at 0:13
Just what the dismally overclogged arteries of Metal needed,(NOT). Need I even tag this one 'For collectors only'? My copy of this album has them standing on the front cover in white & Blue rags. Whas Up?

From: Scott Date: February 5, 2003 at 16:23
BC's debut was influenced by classic metal bands like early Queensryche and Iron Maiden. The music is melodic & heavy and contains some killer hooks, yet it's not overtly commercial. I remember bringing this one into my dorm room years back & playing it for my friends. Many of them thought it was awesome until I broke the news to them that it was a Christian band. The disc above is the crappy remix by Montrose, the original mix is better.

From: drewman202 Date: April 14, 2003 at 18:11
Barren Cross is one of my all-time favorite bands, and this album started it all. Blazing guitars and Mike Lee's truly awesome signature vocals. Fantastic band!!!

From: owen canting Date: February 5, 2004 at 18:26
Pienso que es una buena banda de metal, muy parecida a Iron Maiden. I think it s a good metal band. They play like Iron Maiden. It s a good CD.

From: Chris Date: May 23, 2004 at 18:16
Not quite as good as Atomic Arena, but it's definitely up there.

From: figgy Date: November 20, 2004 at 8:26
Does anyone have a cdr of this cd.I had my collection stolen and now trying to

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