diSCipLe horseshoes & handgrenades (INO Records) FOR FANS OF: Skillet, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Red QQQ Disciple didn’t change up their formula for this latest project—airtight musicianship with a dose of surprisingly polished screaming. Horseshoes & Handgrenades lacks a little bit of the radio-likeability of bands like Skillet, but offers listeners a balance of rock ballads and power songs. “Remedy” and “eternity” are strong tracks, showcasing Kevin Young’s hefty vocal. Disciple falters with the frenzied “Battle Lines,” which veers away from the panache of the otherwise stalwart album. Overall, a very well crafted product of a formula that is obviously working. –Grace S. Cartwright WE LIKE: “Invisible” ChriS SLigh The anatomy of Broken (Brash) FOR FANS OF: Brandon Heath, Paul Colman QQQ The synth-to-strings swell that opens the latest from Chris Sligh lends instant notice that the former American Idol finalist knows what a strong pop construct resembles. “Only You Can Save” bursts out of the blocks in fine fashion and sets the bar high for the rest of The Anatomy of Broken. While subsequent tracks fail to live up to such expectations, that speaks more to the power of the first track than any frustration with the rest. “Broken (Beautiful)” and “Naïve” are other highlights on an album living in the supreme shadow of its initial tune. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Only You Can Save” houSe of heroeS Suburba (Gotee) FOR FANS OF: The Wedding, The Classic Crime QQQ The latest long player from House of Heroes spreads itself in all directions, hoping for a sonic expanse like good friends Relient K. Lyrically, Tim Skipper & Co. conquer suburban life on the aptly-titled Suburba, but it’s the musical ground they cover on the album’s 12 songs that’s most impressive. Moving from Muse-esque territory on “elevator” to a pop/punk feel on “Love is For The Middle Class,” HoH deftly moves across rock’s terrain and feels at home all the way. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Disappear” roCk reviewS All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.CCMmagazine.com/music/upcoming_ releases. roCk new reLeaSeS 09.07.2010 ANBeRLiN DaRk iS ThE Way, LighT iS a PLaCE (uNiveRSAL/eMiCMG) 09.14.2010 DiSCiPLe hORSEShOES & hanDgREnaDES (iNO ReCORDS/PROviDeNT) CHRiS SLiGH ThE anaTOMy Of BROkEn (FeRveNT ReCORDS/WORD) BARLOW GiRL OUR JOURnEy… SO faR (FeRveNT ReCORDS/WORD) 09.28.2010 AuGuST BuRNS ReD hOME CD/DVD (eMiCMG) ARTiCLe ONe CLaRiTy (iNPOP ReCORDS/eMiCMG) CHARLie HALL ThE RiSing (SixSTeP ReCORDS/eMiCMG) roCk 44 CCM