Embodyment

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Embodyment
Also known as Supplication
Origin Arlington, Texas, USA
Genres Alternative metal, hard rock
Years active 1993–2004
Labels Solid State
Associated acts The Famine
Past members Kris McCaddon
Sean Corbray
Andrew Godwin
Joshua Johnson
Mark Garza
Jason Lindquist
Derrick Wadsworth
Kevin Donnini
James Lanigan

Embodyment was a Christian alternative metal band from Arlington, Texas which formed in 1993 and were first known by the name "Supplication".

History[edit]

Embodyment started out as a death metal band and released 3 demos under this style, after which they were signed to Solid State Records in 1997 for their debut album, Embrace the Eternal, which contained mostly new material but also new versions of a couple of the old demos. Solid State later distributed a collection of the early Embodyment death metal demos titled [1993-1996]. Embrace the Eternal also featured guest vocals by Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice on one song.

After the departure of vocalist Kris McCaddon, Sean Corbray joined the band and introduced a markedly different vocal style to the band, evidenced on the followup to Embrace the Eternal, titled The Narrow Scope of Things. This album was the band's first step away from any of the heavier metal subgenres.[1] Instead, their sound on the album was adjusted to alternative metal with hard rock influences and featured actual singing and some screamed vocal parts rather than any form of death metal vocals.

Embodyment's third and final album for Solid State, Hold Your Breath, continued in the direction seen on The Narrow Scope of Things toward more alternative and hard rock stylings. Hold Your Breath was Embodyment's first album that featured no screamed vocals, only singing vocals. Embodyment's last album, Songs for the Living, was much the same, showing even less of the dwindling metal influence heard on Hold Your Breath. Embodyment had shopped the Songs for the Living material around as an industry demo, looking for a new label, but after finding little interest they released it as an album on XS Records. Embodyment disbanded in early 2004 after having partially written a follow up record.

Andrew Godwin, Mark Garza, and Kris McCaddon, most of the lineup of the original Embodyment, have since formed The Famine, a band that returns to the members' metal roots.

In 2007, it was discovered that Newgrounds member QuinnZX had submitted Embodyment songs to the popular Adobe Flash website, taking credit for the songs and submitting them to a top-50 ranking music game on the site, which held onto the tracks for some time before the theft was noticed. He was subsequently banned, and the songs removed. The game's programmer issued an apology for the confusion, viewable on its start screen.

In February of 2011, a 5 song EP named "Forgotten" was released on iTunes. This EP consisted of 5 songs left over from the "Songs for the Living" era.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • [1993-1996] (1999, Independent)

Demos[edit]

  • Persistent Sin (tape under the band name "SUPPLICATION") - 1993
  • Corrosion Of The Flesh - 1994
  • Embodyment (3 song demo) - 1996
  • Industry Demo (an early version of Songs for the Living) - 2002

Non-Album Tracks[edit]

  • "Halo Of Winter" from This Is Solid State: Volume 1 (1998)
  • "Breaking News", "And Then Some", "Spilling Over", "The Answer", and "Hindsight", all released online in 2003 and 2004 as parts of what would have been Embodyment's fifth full-length record.
  • As of 2011, these five never-before-released songs have been officially released on Apple iTunes and Amazon.com, under the album title "Forgotten".

Former Members[edit]

  • Kris McCaddon (vocals; 1993–2000)
  • Sean Corbray (vocals; 2000–2004)
  • Andrew Godwin
  • Joshua Johnson
  • Mark Garza
  • Jason Lindquist
  • Derrick Wadsworth
  • Kevin Donnini
  • James Lanigan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album review: The Narrow Scope of Things". Stranger Things Magazine. June 2000. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. ^ Van Pelt, Doug (September–October 1998). "Album Reviews: EMBODYMENT Embrace the Eternal". HM Magazine (73). ISSN 1066-6923. 

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