David Holmes - Higher Ground

Wednesday 1st June 1994
David Holmes - Higher Ground

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Reviewed by Tom Gould

If you like squinting up at guitar licks as they divebomb out of the sky with the sun behind them, then this is probably the album for you.
David Holmes is yet another of those multitalented Aussie musos (check his genealogy, there must be some English blood in there somewhere!). So far his talents have graced most of the Australian worship albums to reach these shores, Christian City Church, Hillsong, Totally Radical etc. This, his first solo album, showcases David's diverse guitar talents from speed metal to Bach and features both instrumental and vocal tracks. This is one of those albums you can lie back, crank-up the volume and get totally immersed in. The only possible drawback with 'Higher Ground' is the diversity of styles which gives it the feel of a compilation album featuring many artists rather than one talented guitarist with many facets. However, if variety be the spice of life, this is a very spicy album.

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