better than average Christian rock

Flying (Fore Front)
Grammatrain

By Brent Starkey

This is the stereotypical alternative rock that seems to be gasping for its last breath these days. Grammatrain is a three-piece from (apparently) Franklin, Teen. The twist? Grammatrain plays Christian alternative, as is evident in the lyrics to "Found In You": "Forever you are morning star/You are Jesus, You are Jesus/You have lifted me & set me free".

The music's not bad for this ilk . . . in fact, I could imagine "Less Of Me" (among others) being a huge alterna-hit. I prefer the rocking moments of "Rocketship" and the hooky "Jonah" to the dawdling "Flying" or "Pain." All-in-all not a bad effort, and if you're interested just search out my copy . . . in the used-bin.