Listen to the new album from Elevation Worship!
Listen to the new album from Elevation Worship!

JFH Staff Review

Soul Embraced, Dead Alive
Soul Embraced
Dead Alive

Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 13 tracks: 43 minutes, 19 seconds
Street Date: April 29, 2008

Soul Embraced is a metal/death metal band that has been around for more than a decade. They have one EP and four full albums to show for it. Despite the lack of popularity, their message is strong and music is great.

Their 2008 album Dead Alive starts off with "To End It All" which begins with a creepy acoustic guitar repeating itself over and over. The song is filled with hard screams and a few brutal breakdowns. The song lyrically a downer with the lines, "Will this be the day, I end it all." The third song marks one of the biggest highlights of the album, "Curtain of Deceit." Lyrically, this song is powerful. "It seems the distance between us grows farther everyday, by my own actions, without realizing," describes so many relationships with God and how we fall away from Him.

The next song to stand out from the rest is "Crawl." It is the "pump up" song of the album, offering lyrics like, "No more weeping, dry your eyes, you've come so far, time to test your faith." "Bloodstained Nevada" and "Kill This" are other memorable songs on the album as well. The only flaw on Dead Alive is the closing song. It sounds more like a filler than a good finale.

Soul Embraced knew what they were doing when they wrote Dead Alive. Luckily they didn't fall into the trap that many metal bands do- every song sounding the same with no originality in the mix. This will be a great addition to any metal-head's collection.

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 8/31/09, written by Zachary Zinn for


. Record Label: Solid State Records
. Album length: 13 tracks: 43 minutes, 19 seconds
. Street Date: April 29, 2008
. Buy It:

  1. To End It All (4:51)
  2. Breaking Point (3:28)
  3. Curtain Of Deceit (4:03)
  4. The Devil's Reflection (2:41)
  5. Everything Reminds Me Of You (3:30)
  6. La Fin Absolue Du Monde (3:32)
  7. Crawl (3:52)
  8. Into Darkness (3:28)
  9. Judas I've Become (3:28)
  10. Bloodstained Nevada (2:27)
  11. Kill This (3:19)
  12. In Memory (3:00)
  13. Dead Alive (3:41)



go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive


(JFH Sponsor Spot)



Listen to the new album from Disciple!

Search JFH

Music Out This Week

This Tuesday, September 17
House of Peace Welcome to the River [REX]
Northlander Oculus - Single [Rat Family]

This Friday, September 20
1K Phew Brotherhood - Single [Reach]
1K Phew Dirty Birds - Single [Reach]
Jeremy Camp The Story's Not Over [Sparrow/Capitol]
Life.Church Worship God So Good [DREAM]
William McDowell The Cry: A Live Worship Experience [Integrity]
North Point Inside Out Wide Open EP [Centricity]
7eventh Time Down Trust - Single [BEC]
Sidewalk Prophets Smile - Single [Curb/Word]
Social Club Misfits DOOM - EP [Capitol]

Next Wednesday, September 25
Smalltown Poets Try - Single [Friendly City]

Next Friday, September 27
Apollo LTD DNA (Acoustic) - Single [Centricity]
Dillon Chase Paradise - Single [DREAM/One Moment]
TobyMac The St. Nemele Collab Sessions (CD Debut) [Forefront/Capitol]
TobyMac Light of Christmas (2017) (CD Debut) [Forefront/Capitol]

For all release dates, click here!

New Music Reviews

Listen to the new album from Nathan Drake!

New Indie Reviews

New Movie Reviews

Free MP3 Downloads

Listen to the new album from Wilder Adkins!