7eventh Time Down - God Is On The Move

Published Wednesday 25th May 2016
7eventh Time Down - God Is On The Move
7eventh Time Down - God Is On The Move

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160771-23802
LABEL: BEC Recordings

Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

The Kentucky-based rockers open their third album with the title track already released as single. Their style is clear 2000 era stadium rock in a Coldplay vein, with a hint of Sum 41 and Bon Jovi (although the band's "Revival" is more country-rock). The vocals are clear, the lyrical themes very faith-based, the guitar playing powerful, the bass and drums tight. It bears more than a passing resemblance (especially with the lyrics) to modern day worship: indeed, when I first started playing it I wondered if that was what I was in for. It's very sing-along-able, but more in a stadium way than a worship type of way. "Always" has great themes of forgiveness, while the opening to "Pray It Down" deserves a special mention for making you sit up and pay attention. It's an object lesson in song arrangement that many bands could learn from, especially as the song lives up to the intro and keeps you interested all the way through the light-and-shade, the instrumental drop-outs and the massive chorus. This is a band who also put their words into action: partnering CURE, their Club Awesome Tour founded more than 38 surgeries (of the medical kind) in 27 countries worldwide. So, if you like American rock with jangly guitars and solid faith-based lyrics by a band who don't just sing this stuff, this is an album for you.

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