P.O.D. (Payable On Death) is a San Diego nu-metal band that
draws from some familiar influences
(Rage Against The Machine
(particularly the earlier releases),
to name two),
as well as throwing their own originality into the mix.
They have been referred to as a Christian band by others, and
though there is definite spirituality in the lyrics, they don't
come across as preachy or heavy-handed in their approach, nor
are they entirely comfortable with the label of Christian band.
After a string of locally-released albums, they signed to
Atlantic and hit it big with 2001's Satellite.
More recently has come the first lineup change, with guitarist
Marcos Curiel deciding to pursue other interests.
His replacement is a veteran in the Christian
extreme metal scene, former
guitarist Jason Truby.
2003's Payable On Death, the
first featuring Truby, is in general a more relaxed
alterna-nu-metal album, though also more diverse in its