A scar reminds us that the past was real. The memory of a scar links with pain of the moment of affliction. The moment of affliction leads us to either our salvation or our destruction depending upon our inclination toward light or darkness. Few bands reflect the anguish of this spiritual struggle than CoveredScars, a Christian hard core band from Chattanooga, TN. Referring to their genre of Christian music as “Life Metal” each CoveredScars song is a Holy Spirit inspired message for the lost and the redeemed.
CoveredScars was conceived in 1999 by founding members Jason Eaves and Adam Bennett. After spending years playing secular music, battling personal demons and addictions, both men find salvation in Jesus Christ in 2006 reforming their musical vision God inspired for their lives. Still echoing their musical influences, CoveredScars sought to bring the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a heavy mainstream audience with their own musical and lyrical styling.
In 2011, Json, Adam and drummer, Jackie Cox, enter the studio to record their first album, What Words Will Do. Adam’s chunky guitar riffs are supported by Jackie’s thunderous beats laced with industrial samples. Weaved between the roaring melodies, Json’s diverse styling from dark guttural to light melodic vocals are accented by Adam’s tasty fills and soulful guitar solos.
“Black Train” chugs along to a very classic head-banging, fist shaking beat. “10,000 Soldiers” takes you deep in an emotional lyrical and musical melody. Though the title doesn’t reflect its rocking groove “Dying Alone” possesses a clever verse and unforgettable chorus that brings back that lost arena vibe. Raise your hands and wave your lighters or your cell phone and feel your heart strings tug in “Hell is Empty” album closer.
Following What Words Will Do’s release and after a year of gigs and personnel changes, CoveredScars entered the studio in the Fall of 2012 to record their second album, Flinch with new bassist, Patrick “P-Funk” Shipley, whose penchant for slap-bass and groove oriented bass lines will add a long desired bottom end flavor.
As the finishing touches are put on Flinch for a tentative July 2013 release, CoveredScars focuses on preparing their hearts and minds for God’s Will in the coming new year in hopes that the Holy Spirit inspired music will touch the life of a lost soul.