Phillip Carter & SOV - Songs From The Storm

Published Tuesday 24th November 2009
Phillip Carter & SOV - Songs From The Storm
Phillip Carter & SOV - Songs From The Storm

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 81534-15612
LABEL: Comin Atcha Music 094922228734
RELEASE DATE: 2009-08-03
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Paul Poulton

The intro begins with descending intervals typical of a smart gospel music band on top of their game. Electric guitar not unlike the Isley Brothers' famous sound moves us into the first song, "Great Day". It is tense while remaining fairly central gospel music, a nice mixture from the minister of music of the Mt Ephraim Baptist Church, Maryland. The band kick and pack a powerful punch, it's tight, neat and melodic instrumentation, the bass player likes the odd bit of slapping, which of course pushes the music back a few years, but nevertheless it sits well with me. What Phillip and his choir Sounds Of Victory are particularly good at is extending the refrain of a song or as Philip calls it "the vamp", and making it work; subtle changes keep the attentive listener engaged. Big live sounds with a big choir vamping along can be wearing to the inattentive listener who may suddenly exclaim, "What's all that clatter". But that's not me. Stay with it and pay attention and this is most enjoyable. "I Have A Right To Eternal Life" is sung in a boisterous energetic way, though the lyric may seem a touch edgy for the traditional gospel music lover, but fear not there are plenty of lyrics full of buzz words/phrases like saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost to even things out.

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Product Description
Phillip Carter and Sounds of Victory’s powerful new collection, Songs From The Storm, is a sparkling blend of traditional and contemporary praise & worship on a solid 15-track release.

Each and every song is sung with a fervour that can only be delivered by those who know what they’re singing about, and Carter and the chorale offer up one passionate note after another.

Sounds of Victory Ministries was organised in 1997 by Phillip Carter and features gifted and anointed vocalists from the Washington metropolitan area led in song and ministry by Carter. Over the years they have ministered extensively throughout the United States and have recorded four successful independent CD projects. Now, with a fresh mix of Gospel and worship, Carter and SOV raise the rafters in praise and song on their fi rst national release.

Phillip is a nationally known artist, musician and songwriter. He is the Minister of Music of the Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and on the ministerial staff at Breath of Life Ministries in Palmer Park, Maryland.

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