Apologetix - Spoofernatural


Well, this is the fifth release from Apologetix and I'm a little disappointed.  Apologetix doesn't really fall under the brutal music category so I've debated on whether I should review their stuff here.  Since they've sent it to me to review, I'll do them the courtesy though.  First off, I like "Biblical Graffiti" a lot better than "Spoofernatural".  Not that "Spoofernatural" is worse, but I like the song choice off of "Biblical Graffiti" much better.  It's hard to pick favorite songs here cause none really stand out.  "Bibical Graffiti" had lots of songs I used to listen to on it, but this new release pretty much pitches a strike out.  For those who don't know, Apologetix is a Christian parody band that take secular classic rock and modern songs and changes the words to have a Biblical message.

They still do a good job here, but it just doesn't do anything for me.  The biggest disappointment is the lack of anything heavy.  At least "Biblical Graffiti" had a Metallica song on it.  The heaviest they get here is Kid Rock or Great White.  Most of the songs are by bands that play much mellower music like The Backstreet Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Martin, and Bon Jovi.  I think the more "classic" songs stick out as better done that the more modern songs, mostly because modern secular music, at least the lighter stuff makes me gag.  Songs like "Every Crown Has it's Thorns" a spin off of "Every Rose Has it's Thorn" by Poison, "Rock this Tower" a spin off of "Rock this Town" by the Stray Cats, and "La Bible" a spin off of "La Bamba" by Los Lobos and Ritchie Valens, stick out mostly cause I used to like a lot of older stuff like this before I trashed it for the heavy stuff.

Altogether, this is not a bad album, just not what any heavy music fan will want to listen to.  Even the lyrics take a turn for the more cheesy on this release especially songs like "Play that Funny Music" ("Play that Funky Music" by Wild Cherry).  Kinda makes you afraid to roll down your windows while listening in the car.  If you get a Apologetix album, get "Biblical Graffiti" not this one.  Maybe next time they'll go a little heavier. We'll see.  (Review by Matt)