Abandon - Abandon EP

Published Monday 10th November 2008
Abandon - Abandon EP
Abandon - Abandon EP

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 50659-14813
LABEL: Forefront 5099969393723
RELEASE DATE: 2009-04-17
RRP: £6.98

Reviewed by Paul Loader

The birth of this EP is really the stuff of rock & roll dreams. Forefront Records A&R director was having a meal with his wife in a restaurant in Nashville when the strains of a band playing in the club next door caught his attention. Having summarily been told off by his wife for not giving his full attention to her, he got the band's name from a flyer, tracked them down on Myspace and the result is the début EP for Abandon, and a great début it is to. Very much in the vein of The Killers and early U2 the CD contains five well produced, well written and well performed tracks all topped off with the vocals of front man Josh Engler. My favourite track is "Providence" (a song about the Apostle Peter's denial of Jesus), which had me smacking the steering wheel of my car with total abandon (no pun intended). "Be Alive In Me" kept the mood going and stamped the band's Christian colours well and truly onto the ears of the listener. The EP is a prelude that previews five of the songs of a forthcoming album which is scheduled for release in early 2009. You kind of get the feeling that this band are "blessed" and I predict that we will be hearing much more of them in the future.

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Posted by ashley taylor in hutto t.x @ 21:38 on Mar 3 2009

this past weekend 2-27-09/2-28-09 i was at ATF acquare the fire. as me and my church group were back staige talking with the bands and learning more about them. i noiced that the band i ment to myspace and looked up there name. i ended up being in love with there music and they way they bring god into it at the same time.

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