Abandon is awesome. They are not new, but they have had a lot of lineup changes over the years, so the newest guys haven't been in the band very long. But they are pretty good! Of course, they still have work to do, there's definitely stuff they can improve on, but if they keep it up, I think they could be a big band someday.
Their band name was inspired by Matthew 10:38, which says "And the that does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven." That's something that I like knowing. I always wonder how bands choose their names. It's cool seeing bands that have names inspired by Bible verses (that's what I did!).
Originally, the band was made up of two brothers, two cousins, and a friend. (Which is awesome.) Unfortunately, they have had a lot of lineup changes over the years, so it is no longer relatives, but it's still cool that it originally was that way.
I definitely recommend them. Some of my favorite songs by them: "Talk to Me", "Live it Out", and "Under Fire". Their 2012 album, "Control", is definitely my favorite of their albums! Go check them out!
--Have you heard Abandon? Do you like them? If you haven't, what is a not-very-well known band that you like? Let's talk in the comments!