Artist: The Showdown
Album: Temptation Come My Way
Label: Mono vs. Stereo
TIYL: Korn, Metallica, Petra, POD
Writer: Kirk Moore
Ministry: Union Congregational Church
Location: Somonauk, Illinois
A few songs that should resonate well with students are:
- We Die Young: The song expresses a warning to those who would decide to go for the adrenaline rush and risk their lives to do it.
- It Drinks from Me: A song that cries out with the pain those who lives have been so tormented by alcohol abuse.
- Temptation Come My Way: This song, the title (and strongest) track, communicates discouragement, guilt and emptiness. It's a great song to share during a study about God's unconditional love.
- Breath of the Swamp: There's not a whole lot here for ministry, but this song is funny. It celebrates the band's 'Tennessee Swamp' roots and likens their accents to "The Breath of the Swamp."
Students who like hard, angry metal music will find this record appealing. So, too, will those who have experienced pain in their lives. Because this release doesn’t sugar coat the pain with "God's going to make it all better," students will appreciate its authenticity.