SAVING GRACE: Unbreakable
By Alistar Wickens
This sophmore album from Gisborne’s Saving Grace seems to favour a more brutal sound than their previous work ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, but also comes off more polished and professional. Over the past couple of years the band has played with some big name acts and squeezed in tours of Australia and the US, experiences that seem to have had a big impact on their output. While ‘Unbreakable’ is perhaps more up front about the band’s religious leanings than their first album, it’s still rarely in your face, focusing more on everyday issues involving their faith. Zorran Mendonsa engineered and produced this album. Beyond the impressive artwork on the CD sleeve the music sits firmly in the hardcore camp, with only a few breaks from the almost relentless onslaught of metal.