STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11709-10499 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £10.00
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
It's a very difficult task in this day and age to create a rock worship project without drawing comparisons to the hundreds of bands who've done the same thing in the last decade. Crossbeam manage to combine their own worship songs with some favourites with pleasing results. I liked the rocky anthemic opener "I Have Come Here To Worship". Not an original lyrical idea but well executed. The gentle acoustic ballad "You're The Fire" is rather nice too. When it comes to the covers, their version of Delirious?'s "I've Found Jesus" is nicely funky and adds something to the original whereas Third Day's "Your Love Oh Lord" is too similar to the original to merit inclusion. Best cover has to be the drifting blissed out "Holy And Anointed One" with "Lord Reign In Me" a close second because the band threw so much guitar into the mix! Fabulous! It's not a groundbreaking effort but a strong worship album that is worth checking out.
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