STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 124207-19188 LABEL: Integrity 50752 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-04-17 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Elliot Rose
Live from the Bethany World Prayer Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, comes the third album by this ever impressive worship aggregation. 'Swell' delivers a combination of hard hitting rock numbers and gentle, atmospheric ballads, packed with punchy guitar riffs and memorable melodies. The five-piece also brought in a couple of guests, including Stu Garrard from Delirious? (although his role wasn't as prominent as I'd have hoped, I wouldn't have even noticed without studying the credits). Though the entire album was of the highest quality, lyrically and musically proficient throughout the self-penned 12 songs here. The particular highlights for me were the openers "Lift Him High", "Swell" and "Your Joy" while "You Are Welcome" effectively took the mood down to a soothing tenderness. All in all, a top rate worship project.
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Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the five-member Rock/ Worship band, Deluge, bring their talent and flavour to us again in their 2012 release, Swell.
With 10 new songs, Deluge shows us yet again that they can engage church audiences of all ages and all worship backgrounds. ChristianityToday.com called them, "...rock- solid musicians" and referred to their sound as, "inventive" with a "hard-to-peg style [that distinguishes] Deluge from countless other sound-alikes in today's modern worship."
Swell is the follow-up to the band's Unshakable CD release (2010) and is another strong example of the bands exuberance, joy, and passion for worship