Audacious - Revolution

Published Friday 19th August 2005
Audacious - Revolution
Audacious - Revolution

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13306-2985
LABEL: Independent AUDCD1
RRP: £12.00

Reviewed by David Street

"There is a revolution fast shaping youth culture! The audacious revolution is comprised of a generation of young people who are bold, fearless, cheeky, daring, dangerous, unrestrained by convention, spirited and original." Take these words from Glyn Barrett, leader of Audacious, add keys, drums, crank up the overdriven guitars, shake vigorously and stand back as 'Revoulution' explodes from your speakers with more "Wake Up!" than 20 cans of Red Bull. Wesley pioneered a worship revolution because he saw a need to create a vehicle, a style, an accessible way for people to connect to God in music. With the same musical brief for today's youth culture, this Revolution's message is loud and clear. "It's our turn now, to make you famous, it's our turn now, to make you known," proclaims track 11. These tunes are full on and fully loaded with "crunching" guitar riffs and a demanding cry to worship. Check out the honest lyrics of "Live Fixed": "You came and rescued me/Took my heart and made me whole/You let me see I can live for you," or track three's relentless call of "One life to make you famous/ I'm spending all of me 'cause I'm relentless/I'm never gonna stop." There's a decidedly "live" sound in places from this studio recording and personally, I think a full on crowd "giving it some" would make this outstanding rock worship album even better.I love an atmosphere! It's not all high octane though, "You Alone Are God" brings a timely shift in tempo and you've never heard "Be Thou My Vision" arranged like this before.superb! If Hillsongs United and Planetshakers are in your top 10 then make some space for Audacious 'cos if this debut album is anything to go by, the sound from Sheffield is only going to get louder.

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Reader Comments

Posted by SYLWIA in Poland @ 10:50 on Dec 15 2007

Hi! I from Poland. In my school will be competition of English song and I want will be sign "You alone are God" ... I need lyrics this song.. I have got request for you... can you send to me lyrics, please??!! I'm wait ;)

Posted by Felipe in Brazil @ 18:27 on Jun 23 2007

Oh my.... I from Brazil and I want the music´s letter "You alone are god"!!!

I don´t know speak English very good, because I need HELP!!



Posted by Lou in Scotland @ 19:41 on May 11 2006

WOW love the Album! You alone are God is just awesome. cant wait for the next one.

If you can, go to the event, its just amazing live.

Posted by sadie in scunthorpe @ 16:49 on Apr 1 2006

This cd is brilliant,but it is brilliant live,at audacious i have to say that, cause i went and it was absloutly brilliant,with the band playing and every one was just whispoing god,bascilly its was brillant

Posted by Camilla in Dagenham @ 17:10 on Feb 11 2006

Wow, This Cd is just so amazing!
All the songs blew me away!
Shaken is such a good song, we sing it at our youth on fridays, it gets evry1 jumpin and shoutin out 4 god!
God is awesome!!!!

Posted by Jenn in Bristol @ 12:36 on Oct 4 2005

Wow a great album, if you like planetshakers take a listen to this. It's even better live.

Posted by Joe in Sheffield @ 10:10 on Sep 29 2005

Linda Adam from Sheffield may be biased....She also happens to be one of the Relentless musician's Mum!!! Regardless though...this is a great worship album with plenty of energy.....

Posted by hels bells in manchester @ 22:13 on Sep 22 2005

be thou my vision just blew me away !!!!! brillant !! give the cd a listern cause its worship but not as you know it !!!!! it rocks!!!!!!!

Posted by Linda Adam in sheffield @ 13:47 on Sep 9 2005

I agree with David Street. This debut album epitomises the attitude of Christian youth today - creative, vivacious, unafraid, quirky, unexpected and totally fixed on worshipping the God to whom they owe so much. I love this freedom of music style; you can't box it in - it won't let you. Just like God!!

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