Black Eyed Sceva didn't last long (1992-1996) and their output was hardly prolific (an indie demo tape, one full-length CD, and an EP), but they can lay some claim to being one of the best bands of the decade, certainly within the Christian music scene. The three-piece unit (Jeremy Post, guitar and lead vocals, Brad McCarter, bass and vocals, and Brent Nims, drums) was a tight one; their muscular, angular playing was both supple and fiery. The songs, deftly written with some real poetry and intelligence behind them, clearly articulated the joys and difficulties of living as a Christian in these days. Minus Nims, and adding Erik Herzog, the band became the much gloomier Model Engine, and seemed to lose a little heart even as the music continued to grow. After losing their record contract, the group disbanded, with Post returning to college. Sceva took their name from a group of poseurs in the Bible's chapter of Acts. They often worked with Toad the Wet Sprocket's Bruce Winter.
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