Exist from California was a band I had not heard of until recently when I saw a video for their song 'Wondering' on youtube (see below), and I was instantly hooked. Soon thereafter I got my hands on their 'Decrepit Lessons Crossing Imperfections' CD, which I ripped here. Exist was a Christian metalcore band from California in the late 90s. After a demo called 'Burn', the band's first, and only, full-length album, 'Decrepit Lessons Crossing Imperfections' was released on Cataclysm Records in 1998. The band had an ex-member of Centerpoint on these recordings, but he left the band some time after these recordings I believe. For whatever reason this band seems to have faded into obscurity, I cannot even find a reference to them on the Christian Hardcore Records blog. Which is weird, this CD is damn good, it could have easily been released by Tooth & Nail. Metalcore reminding me of bands ranging from Focal Point to Focused to Coalesce to Prevail, with scathing screams and personal rather than spirit-filled lyrics. Singer Joey Martinez died in 2001, RIP. Members went on to bands such as Redlight Halo, amusicboxserenade and The Warned. Enjoy.
Exist - 'Wondering':
Exist - Decrepit Lessons Crossing Imperfections CD