STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49006-14569 LABEL: Integrity 99762 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-09-01 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tim Chappell
Manchester's Audacious City Church provide an anchorage for thousands of hungry believers. As well as this, they provide a spiritual home to the band that share the church's name. They "had me" at track one and I'll definitely listen to them again (and no doubt with two tapping feet, and a pair of hands that itch to go air-guitar!). If you're seeking some sort of ground-breaking new-wave style of Christian rock, you won't find it here. It's the normal 4/4 timing, beefy guitar, hard hitting percussion and well thought out build-ups and choral explosion type affair that most worship rock bands adhere to. But 'Bounce' gives the formula a massive dollop of heart and lyrical excellence that the more wishy-washy bands of this genre can lack. It also simply has "something about it", a certain X factor. There is also NO overpowering keyboard element to steal the limelight - this band are all about the axe, and they swing them well. For an example of this please play one of the samples provided on the Cross Rhythms website, "A Tribe Called Praise" would be a good starting point. All the tracks on this worthy 11 track contemporary rock album provide riffs that are simple and clear, the production is pristine and the vocalists are perfect in style, giving at least one goose-bump inducing moment on every track. They have even been kind enough to throw in a couple of softer tracks along the way so that you can have a sit-down from all the praising and jumping about that you WILL be doing as this album plays.
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Every revolution has a sound! The sound of the ‘Audacious Revolution’ is as raw and passionate as the heart of the thousands of worshippers who gather at the church meetings, conferences and events each year. The sound is unique, fresh and edgy.
Bounce is the 4th album from the Audacious Band, who now make their home at Audacious City Church in Manchester. The band is firmly rooted in church life, with band members also serving in their various roles as Kids, Youth, Student and Young Adult Pastors.
The band lead the worship for Audacious Conference, where thousands of youth from churches across the UK join together each summer for incredible worship and power packed ministry!
Audacious also travel the length and breadth of the UK in March each year supporting an evangelist for an intensive month of schools evangelism.
All the songs on 'Bounce' are written by band members and are largely inspired by messages they have heard in church or at the conference.
The Audacious sound is breaking out!