The Griffiths Brothers - Better Than Life

Published Monday 6th June 2011
The Griffiths Brothers - Better Than Life
The Griffiths Brothers - Better Than Life

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 108915-17904
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Doug Holland

This is an album by three Swansea-based brothers, one of which Andrew Griffiths has established an impressive career composing and producing for numerous film and television projects. Back in 2004 he and his two brothers released this mixed bag of tracks. While it contains many nice individual musical and lyrical ideas, it lacks a certain focus and one cannot help but feel the styles here are too varied (instruments, tempos, rhythms), with, occasionally, too much going on, for its own good. The majority of the 14 songs are written by Andrew (he also produces and contributes many of the instrument parts) and while the intention of the testimonies they contain cannot be faulted, in a number of cases they do not quite come off. By far the best track on the album is "Innocent Blood Sacrifice", which is a moody representation of the mixed emotions a Christian can experience when looking upon the events of Good Friday. Also worthy of mention is "All Around The Throne", which is a strong praise song.

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