Mass - Voices In The Night (Retroarchives Edition)

Published Sunday 16th March 2014
Mass - Voices In The Night (Retroarchives Edition)
Mass - Voices In The Night (Retroarchives Edition)

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 148981-21623
LABEL: Retroactive RAR8006
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

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Reviewed by Chris Webb

Feeling like the pounding of an army's marching feet through a vanquished city are the crashing guitars, pounding drums, soaring, screaming male vocals and driving rhythm of Mass. 'Voices In The Night', originally released in 1979, barely breaks from full throttle throughout its duration, smashing the listener and probably the music system into submission with its power and dynamism. The Catholic rockers enlisted the help of Michael Sweet of Stryper fame to produce a lesson in how to supply righteous hard rock that both reaches the spot for heavy metal aficionados musically and lyrical content to satisfy Christian requirements. Themes of loss, despair, longing for better on "Voices In The Night" and "Stevie" jostle with and are balanced by hope and salvation in "Reach For The Sky" and "Staying Alive". This album doesn't preach, it just reflects a better way and indicates a new direction to take. If your ears can take the beating, high volume and energetic air guitar posing are the order of the day to appreciate this at its best. Despite its age this album stands up well in comparison with, say, The Darkness and is a worthy re-issue.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Voices In The Night [Listen]
2. Nine Tonight [Listen]
3. Reach For The Sky [Listen]
4. Chance To Love [Listen]
5. Turn It All Around [Listen]
6. Carry Your Heart [Listen]
7. Miles Away [Listen]
8. Follow Me [Listen]
9. Call Out Your Name [Listen]
10. Staying Alive [Listen]
11. Still Of The Night [Bonus Track] [Listen]
12. Stevie [Bonus Track] [Listen]

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