View Full Version : In your opinion, is Vertical Horizon a Christian band in disguise?
12-03-2003, 10:58 AM
I'm a fan of their music. I've been to their website.
They hate this question.
But I ask you, is it fair to classify Vertical Horizon as a Christian group? There's no denying that their music does have some religious overtones, but none of the members of the group will own up to any background in religious music.
I say they are, but they deny it to maintain a fan-base that might not buy their music if they thought it was secretly religious.
What do you think?
12-04-2003, 10:51 PM
I would be willing to say that they fall under the same category as Creed has lately. As much as I dislike Creed and Scott Stapp, he put it well I think when he said something to the effect of, "Our lyrics are very spiritual, but we aren't a Christian band." I think this distinction is very apt, and it applies to a couple of people I can think of. Vertical Horizon is one, and I wouldn't consider George Harrison a Hindu rock star any more than VH a Christian band. That's the way I look at it.
12-05-2003, 12:59 AM
I immediately thought of Creed. Not Christian, not religious. Spiritual.
Also Live. Their new single "Heaven" is great! Those who know I'm agnostic are really confused.
12-05-2003, 08:22 AM
I wondered what others thought. Lately there's been a trend among Christian artists to deny their roots in order to gain popularity in the secular music world.
Evanescence is the example that immediately springs to mind, although there have been others.
12-05-2003, 08:40 AM
I remember listening to Vertical Horizon when I was working at a christian summer camp when "Everything You Want" was hitting the charts.
I went to this camp either as a camper or worker from ages 8-16, and there was no secular music allowed, except for on the last day. On the last day they would play one song to go along with a drama type play about the power of Christ. On year it was Everything You Want. I think that once there was some Creed.
I don't know if this is really an answer to the OP, but I felt it was pertinent.
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