Behold (album)

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Studio album by My Epic
Released December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
Genre Christian rock, experimental rock
Length 52:50
Label Facedown
Producer Matt Goldman
My Epic chronology
Broken Voice
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Behold is the third studio album from Christian rock band My Epic. The album released on December 10, 2013 by Facedown Records, and Matt Goldman was the producer. This album had commercial charting successes, and it garnered critical acclamation.


The album was released on December 10, 2013 by Facedown Records, and it was produced by Matt Goldman. This was the third studio album from the Christian rock band.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Cross Rhythms 9/10 squares[1]
HM Magazine 4.5/5 stars[2]
Indie Vision Music 4/5 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[4]
Jesus Wired 5/5 stars[5]
Louder Than the Music 4/5 stars[6]
Mind Equals Blown 9.5/10[7]
Outburn 10/10[8]

Behold garnered critical acclaim by music critics. William James of Outburn rated the album a perfect ten, and commented that when a listener put on a My Epic album they "will be transported to a euphoric and deep feeling of space and time exaggerated to a delightful extent."[8] Also, James wrote that My Epic's "lyrical output makes even the most confident writer jealous, and their music violently and gently plucks your heartstrings into oblivion."[8] At HM, Rob Houston proclaimed the album to be "nothing short of a masterpiece."[2]

At Cross Rhythms, Ian Webber observing how "both beautiful and surprising as nuances jump out with every listen", and that "Lovers of mature progressive rock should investigate these 11 tracks; they are not to be missed."[1] Lee Brown of Indie Vision Music and felt that the band brought something special to the table with respect to this album. At Jesus Freak Hideout, Aaron Lambert called the overall album "fantastic" and that the songwriting was "superb" and the lyricism was "masterful."[4]

Austin Gordon of Mind Equals Blown wrote that My Epic has made some "cathartic, immensely powerful, and career-defining music."[7] At Louder Than the Music, Jono Davies heralded the album as "well worth digging deeper into" because it features "real music."[6] Chris Adam of Jesus Wired exclaiming that "Behold is more than just another music release. It is an intricately woven piece of art that will never cease to be a pleasure to listen to."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

For the Billboard charting week of December 28, 2013, Behold was the seventh most sold album on the breaking-and-entry chart via the Heatseekers Albums, and it was the No. 26 most sold album on the Christian Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by My Epic except for No. 8 co-written with Stephen Price and former band member Matt Doran.

No. Title Length
1. "Arise" 4:14
2. "Hail" 5:17
3. "Curse" 5:17
4. "Confession" 5:02
5. "Royal" 4:55
6. "Approach" 2:44
7. "Liturgy" 4:26
8. "Lament" 4:33
9. "Zion" 6:38
10. "Selah" 1:43
11. "Arrive" 8:01
Total length: 52:50


Chart (2013) Peak position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[9] 26
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 7


  1. ^ a b Webber, Ian (May 12, 2014). "Review: Behold – My Epic". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Houston, Rob (December 11, 2013). "My Epic – Behold". HM Magazine. HM Publications LLC. ISSN 1066-6923. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Brown, Lee (December 10, 2013). "My Epic – Behold | Reviews". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Lambert, Aaron (December 16, 2013). "My Epic, "Behold" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Adam, Chris (January 13, 2014). "Album Review: My Epic – Behold". Jesus Wired. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Davies, Jono (January 13, 2014). "Reviews – My Epic – Behold". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Gordon, Austin (December 10, 2013). "My Epic: Behold". Mind Equals Blown. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c James, William (2014). "My Epic: Behold (Facedown)". Outburn. Octavia Laird and Rodney Kusano. Jan/Feb 2014 (72): 63. ISSN 1542-1309. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ "My Epic Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  10. ^ "My Epic Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2013.