When you’re greeted by David Eugene Edwards on his MySpace page with a link to livinggodministries.net, you get the feeling that he just might be serious. The dark knight of Denver, Colorado, has been churning out biblical, Armageddon-invoking music for nearly two decades with 16 Horsepower and now with Wovenhand. You might just drop to the ground and start speaking in tongues when he sings lines such as “all his glory” in a baritone that would send Nick Cave scurrying back into his burrow. Wovenhand’s fifth album, Ten Stones, comes on the heels of Edwards contributing a track to the soundtrack of Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp, a documentary about the shape-note singers of Georgia and Alabama. Though his music invokes elements of alt-country, goth, folk-rock, and punk, one gets the feeling that it’s all sacred to Wovenhand.

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