Frail and faltering follower of Jesus

Reckoned As Dead

By Gavin Davies

Primitive grind album, blending St Paul’s thought with the DIY aggression of early grindcore.

I’d intended to do a thrash project with this logo/name but time and energy levels being what they are, I’m doing something a bit crazier.

I have this ancient 16 bit VF160 multitrack recorder that I’ve set up in the spare room. I’ve hooked up my electric drumkit to it and I’m recording layer-by-layer, improvised, no click, very little mixing or effects, just creating some raw noise. I allow myself do-overs but everything’s one take so it stays raw and nasty sounding.

The project name comes from this verse “In the same way, you should see yourselves as being dead to the power of sin and alive for God through Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11

Will be available on streaming platforms soon - track here.

1 Stubborn Unrepentant Heart

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“But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done’.” - Romans 2:5-6

2 Wrath Of God Revealed

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“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” - Romans 1:18-19

3 Death Through Sin

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“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned” Romans 5:12

4 Death Wage

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“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” - Romans 6:23

5 Body Of Death

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For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

6 Man Of Clay

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“One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?” But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?” Romans 9:19-21

7 Living Sacrifice

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“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2

8 Agents of Wrath

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“For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.” - Romans 13:4-5

9 We Live For / We Die For

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“For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.” Romans 14:7-9

10 The Failings Of The Weak

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“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”” - Romans 15:1-3

11 Crushed Underfoot

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“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” - Romans 16:20

12 Stuck in the throat

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13 Solemn Stare

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14 Reaper

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15 Churning

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Here’s the little home studio I’m recording in (“Grindhaus Studios” perhaps?), that I set up in the spare room whilst my family were away:

My RAD studio