Sonicflood - Sonicflood

Monday 1st February 1999
Sonicflood - Sonicflood
Sonicflood - Sonicflood

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Gotee DPR014026

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

I listen to so much music these days that it really takes something special to knock me off my feet but here it is! Sonic Flood’s debut is something unique in American music. Imagine if Delirious? had decided to continue to be solely devoted to worship music then these days, it might sound something like this. But you’d have to add in a smattering of other influences! Sonic Flood comprise of former members of Zilch, Seven Day Jesus and dcTalk’s band who have been called to create music that will inspire this generation to worship. And boy do they deliver! Taking a mixture of their own material and their favourite worship songs, they have created a fresh sound full of pop’n’rock power without losing its worshipful feel. The men of Sonic Flood have had their lives arrested by God and have been thrust in this worshipful direction and consequently passion, energy, commitment, creativity and a Christ-centred focus is what you’ll find here. “I Want To Know” becomes a funky pledge to pursue intimacy with God; “Holiness” is a seven minute string-filled atmospheric yearning epic and “Something About That Name” takes a very old song and spins it around with a Kevin Max guest vocal. The Brits get a look in with new versions of “When The Music Fades” and “I Could Sing” both of which are neatly executed. I first heard my favourite song “My Refuge” in a graveyard at midnight (don’t ask!). Here it manages to mix an intimate desire to know more of God with some thunderous pieces of chunky guitar. Overall Sonic Flood’s debut is the perfect combination of rock and worship and contains more than a hint of the significant calling that this band is pursuing to see God move. Absolutely essential and if I could, I’d give it 11!

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Sample Track Listing:
2. I Have Come To Worship You [Listen]
4. I Want To Know You [Listen]
5. My Refuge [Listen]
10. I Need You [Listen]
11. Open The Eyes Of My Heart [Listen]

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Posted by jenifer in India @ 06:37 on Jul 12 2007

this song is very very very very very good

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