I'm not religious by any means. But I respect these people. It is really really strong. And the music is written with so much honesty. Some of my favorite bands play Christian music (Mewithoutyou, So Long Forgotten, As Cities Burn, My Epic...) and it's so interesting to read those lyrics. Okay Ascend The Hill brings them not subtle by any means. But for example "I was floating in a peaceful sea, rescued by a sinking ship" (Mewithoutyou) is something all of us can reflect to. And it can inspire us. at least it did inspire me. They write music with passion and that's what I connect to. And I respect people for bashing the lyrics or whatever, but you can't deny honesty.
Dang, these guys need to release a new record, lol.