STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10016-CAS3529 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Cassette EP
Reviewed by Peter Adams
After much consideration I've one positive observation to make about this EP, that is 'Real' offers an example of the lengths our young people are prepared to go to in order to express their faith. Unfortunately, not every expression of faith convinces. 'Real' show many of the signs of tentativeness that come from a young and inexperienced band. 12 Feet's inexperience is highlighted by their lack of a well-defined musical direction. The lack of a bold approach has created shallowness in the band's music with their lack of musical depth clearly exposed by the lead vocalist. He has not found a definite singing style, whereas if he were more assured they would have been able to lead the band's competent musicians in a more specific direction. For the reasons I have tried to explain, 'Real' resonates a cross between The Lighthouse Family and Brit pop. Overall, 'Real' remains a directionally challenged attempt at breaking through into the CCM scene.
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