Crossbeam - A Time For Everything

Published Friday 1st October 2010
Crossbeam - A Time For Everything
Crossbeam - A Time For Everything

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95580-17982
LABEL: Independent CBCD007

Reviewed by James Lidgett

Rarely does a release from an unsigned group sound so solid and instantly grab the attention of the listener in the same way that 'A Time for Everything' does. Of course in some part it can be attributed to the stellar mixing by Paul Burton (Athlete, Snow Patrol, Delirious?) but is, as always, mostly due to the band's sound itself. The bold sound of this album can only be characterised as one of strong purpose. Purpose is one thing that Crossbeam have in abundance. This group tour from churches to pubs delivering the message in their energetic and varied style, to all manner of people, Christians and otherwise, but furthermore being of a variety of different denominations, they have a strong message of Christian harmony and unity. From the anthemic "Miracle Baby" at the start, to the almost meditational "Pass You By" at the close, the album, in much the same way as the band's component members, relates to the one unifying message in a variety of quite remarkable ways.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Lisa in Watford @ 19:44 on Apr 19 2012

It's a great rating but the review doesn't 'review'. Nice comments about Christian harmony and unity but not much on the songs or the playing.
Nothing of the strong vocals, insane riffs, melodic beauty and great song-craft woven throughout this collection like a sonic tapestry full of colour and texture but ultimately telling a story also worth hearing.

That is all.

Posted by Grace Baylis in Liverpool @ 01:43 on Oct 29 2010

its great to hear such a good review.
I've been listening to this album ever since it came out and I still listen to it often!

Posted by Tim Knight in bournemouth @ 19:53 on Oct 27 2010

At last you review this album and admit how good it is. The band have been playing some great music for years with a heart for God so good to see them get a little recognition. you may be interested to know they are currently recording a new album so watch there web site

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