Whitecross - In The Kingdom

Tuesday 1st October 1991
Whitecross - In The Kingdom
Whitecross - In The Kingdom

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19012-21185
LABEL: StarSong SSD8183
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

One to shake the metal purist. The two year wait may have forewarned the hardcore head-bangers that musical changes were afoot but few could have been ready for one of the hardest and heaviest teams in Christendom's move into AOR territory on some of the tracks here. "Love Is Our Weapon" could have come straight off a Petra album while one or two of the ballads seem positively wimpish to these ears. But on more than half the album White-cross lay in down as of old "Good Enough" and "We Know What's Right" feature Van Halenish rhythms, funky guitar runs and Rush like sudden rests while the opener "No Second Chances' sounds like the band we know and love, with huge drums, good vocal hooks and guitar runs from old warhouse Rex Carroll that spit fire. The obligator guitar instrumental track "The Eternal Fire" isn't quite as dazzling as those on the first three albums and the move into Petrafied Elefante territory will worry hardcore moshers. But this is still an exciting rock gospel album. And I loved that metal rap up (with DOC) on "Holy War".

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Sample Track Listing:
1. No Second Chances [Listen]
2. We Know What's Right [Listen]
3. In The Kingdom [Listen]
4. In His Hands [Listen]
5. Good Enough [Listen]
6. Love Is Our Weapon [Listen]
7. The Eternal Fire (Guitar Solo) [Listen]
8. You Will Find It There [Listen]
9. If He Goes Before Me [Listen]
10. Tell Me The Time [Listen]
11. Holy War [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by demetris in cyprus @ 12:36 on Jul 28 2015

I agree it is different but to the best,the best production they ever had with crystal clear sound their most complete album,enjoyable throughout .The last one I think before their grunge era definitely doesn't deserve a 6

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