Rhett Walker Band - Come To The River

Published Monday 3rd September 2012
Rhett Walker Band - Come To The River
Rhett Walker Band - Come To The River

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 126661-19444
LABEL: Provident 083061094027
RELEASE DATE: 2012-07-23
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Matthew Griggs

Rarely a day passes that I don't hear The Rhett Walker Band's debut single "When Mercy Found Me" on the UK's Christian radio stations - and quite rightly so. This debut release from the Tennessee-based rockers will, of course, be compared to a Third Day record, partially because of the similarities of Rhett Walker's voice to that of Mac Powell and the band's undeniable Southern rock approach. There is no doubting, however, this record stands alone brilliantly without the said comparisons. It is full of powerful rock anthems, none better than "Get Up, Get Out" - which showcases Rhett's powerful and emotive voice. The album finishes with "Singing Stone" - a gentle ballad that drifts along beautifully with the guitar strumming in the background like a slow train moving through a Nashville station. This, alongside "Brother", proves this band are capable of more than just the rock anthems that flow so naturally. 'Come To The River' is a really upbeat, positive album that speaks of God's power and hope in our lives. Rhett Walker's voice shines throughout, and fits more than perfectly against a backdrop of raw guitar tone and immense instrumentation. An impressive, well produced debut, of quality songs.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Gonna Be Alright [Listen]
2. Come To The River [Listen]
3. Make Me New [Listen]
4. When Mercy Found Me [Listen]
5. Get Up Get Out [Listen]
6. All I Need [Listen]
7. Brother [Listen]
8. Can't Break Me [Listen]
9. Vessel [Listen]
10. Singing Stone [Listen]

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Product Description
With a bold message reminiscent of Rich Mullins, Keith Green plus contemporaries including Casting Crowns and southern and rock influences like Third Day, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Black Crowes and Tom Petty, Rhett Walker Band not only stands out among the pack but once heard, cannot be forgotten. The songs on Come To The River have a raw honesty not usually heard and cover relatable themes of grace, redemption and mercy.  

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