STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 143533-21288 LABEL: Jesus Culture Music ELE1988D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2013-10-15 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Californian husband and wife worship duo Bryan and Katie have followed up their acclaimed Jesus Culture debut 'Here On Earth' with a collection of intense self-penned songs that seek to glorify God at every turn. Although this release opens with a song that sounds like it's been on a hundred other modern worship collections - the Coldplay-like "He Is The Light" complete with obligatory pounding drums and driving guitars - it's not long before the Torwalts put their own stamp on proceedings. For instance, the brooding "Weight Of Glory" and the ultimately uplifting "Shores" showcase not only the Torwalts' obvious songwriting skills and the innovative production skills of Jeremy Edwardson but also the wonderfully unique and mesmerizingly passionate vocal style of Katie which shimmers and shines throughout this release. Mr Torwalt himself is at his best in the electronica-tinged "Spirit Of The Living God" which sees the singer's vocal performance lift an already great song to another level. The anthemic "Worthy King" together with the slow burning triumph of "It Was Finished" and the quieter "Burn" round off another hugely enjoyable album from the talented Torwalts.
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The second full-length album from married couple Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Kingdom Come is a fresh new project on the Jesus Culture Music label.
With 11 original tracks, Bryan and Katie bring their songwriting strengths yet again as they did in their début album Here on Earth. The album starts out with the anthem, He Is The Light and takes you on a worship journey with the energetic theme of the Kingdom coming to earth and God’s glory being seen. Katie’s voice breaks through on powerful songs like Shores and Worthy King. Bryan wraps the album up with slower and more intimate Burn. This album is sure to be a resource to the corporate worship experience as well as your personal devotion time to Jesus.