Victory Christian Fellowship - The Sounds Of Victory

Friday 16th November 2001
Victory Christian Fellowship - The Sounds Of Victory
Victory Christian Fellowship - The Sounds Of Victory

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

From the sound of the CD, I expect that VCF is one of those churches with a huge band and choir. In fact, this six-track CD was recorded a year ago in the church's own studio in Dublin. Style wise it's a little bit schizophrenic. The opening cuts "Harvest" and "Joy Unspeakable" sound like those pumped up songs from some American church trying to get people going only here they're trying a little bit too hard. Elsewhere "To Hear Your Voice" is severely hampered by a screechy female lead vocal which renders the song unlistenable and "Oh Give Thanks To The Lord" is horrible cod Caribbean music played on cheapo synths. Oh dear! Very jolly I'm sure but the result is more Cheddar Gorge than Kingston Town. Highlight of the set is the closing "Here In Your Arms" which totally hits the mark with an intimate ministry ballad, good vocal performance and a simple arrangement. Sadly it's a little too late to rescue this CD.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Harvest [Listen]
2. Joy Unspeakable [Listen]
3. Glory To Glory [Listen]
4. Oh Give Thanks [Listen]
5. To Hear Your Voice [Listen]
6. Here In Your Arms [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by mi amor matsuda in japan @ 05:29 on Oct 19 2009

bec.i want to hear a christian song ,im a pilipina working here in japan

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