Allen Froese - Faith Inside

Published Sunday 6th April 2008
Allen Froese - Faith Inside
Allen Froese - Faith Inside

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 43877-13509
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Adrian Cherrill

Allen Froese has been leading worship and writing songs in his native Canada for a good number of years and now he has recorded a set of these songs for a wider audience. With a nod in the direction of most popular worship artists (ie, Chris Tomlin, Tim Hughes, Matt Redman and even Hillsong United) there are still a few signs of freshness here. The production is clear with worshipful lyrics and a sensible spread of different tunes from piano-driven ballads to guitar-driven rock. Opener "Praise You" and "I Have Nothing To Fear" have catchy riffs, and "Once Again" and "You Will Find Me Here" are the pick of the slower songs. But something doesn't quite click somewhere. I can't put my finger on it completely but some of the rhymes seem a little forced and some of the lyrics, whist theologically fine, just don't scan well. Also, one or two of the songs could easily shed their middle eights. All in all it's a passable effort but two or three songs short of a very good album.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Praise You [Listen]
2. Who Is This King [Listen]
3. Let Our Worship Rise [Listen]
4. The Name Of The Lord Is Great [Listen]
5. Your Precious Blood Has Ransomed Me [Listen]
6. I Have Nothing To Fear [Listen]
7. I Believe In Your Name [Listen]
8. We Will Be Your Generation [Listen]
9. Once Again (I Am Waiting) [Listen]
10. You Will Find Me Here [Listen]
11. We Bow At Your Feet [Listen]
12. Let Revival Fire Fall [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Carolyn Froese in Canada @ 00:43 on Jan 31 2008

Here are some great reviews on the project!

“I love Allen’s new project! Extremely musical, full of Spiritual depth and right on target. In a world full of non-musicians trying to be artists Allen Froese is a breath of fresh air – he’s the real deal!” Rick Cua, Recording Artist, Nashville

“I receive lots of albums in my line of work. Very few do I ever listen to more than once. This new recording by Allen Froese is one of those that I will play again. Lots of musical and lyrical hooks in the songs and Allen's voice sounds really good. So far, my favorite track is 'We bow'. This album will move you into worship. Can you ask for more?” Noel Richards - Singer/Songwriter - England

"This is better than some of the major labels produce. Full marks to producer Carmon Barry in his Toronto studio and this Canadian singer-songwriter both of whom are new to me. Allen Froese is one of those P&W specialists whose very name should be “one-to-watch” as it spells inspirational talent and encouragement for admirers of the modern genre. With his lucid, unembellished gospel style, he confirms his talented dedication to the Kingdom to good effect on this dozen-song bumper of P&W pounders. All songs are divinely respectful, congregationally-friendly, and radio-friendly. This is good solid inspiration at its contemporary professional best." - PAUL DAVIS

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