4.4.1. - Sacrifice

Published Friday 26th March 2010
4.4.1. - Sacrifice
4.4.1. - Sacrifice

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20376-16477
LABEL: Broken
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

By the time California's 4-4-1 recorded this album in 1988, they'd enjoyed a few years of success in the Christian marketplace and then seen their record label go bust without paying them royalties. Unfortunately, this wasn't an uncommon experience on the Christian alternative rock scene. For this third record, the band consisted of founding duo John McNamara and Glenn Holland who were joined by Kenny Holland on drums. Like the preceding 'Mourning Into Dancing', this album contained strong songwriting and production work though stylistically it's a little more moody than the previous albums. Standouts include "Death Of Innocence", perhaps penned about their experience of the music industry, and the catchy "Oh No" and "Judas Kisses" which both drive along providing substantial backing for McNamara's vocal performances.

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