STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16716-9613 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by David Cranson
I oft-times think that as Christians we should accept nothing but the best. I also oft-times think that we are made to feel guilty when people come away with phrases such as, "As a band, we believe that God has called us to take our worship to a whole new level" (a quote from the sleeve), and all we can think is - Aaaaarrrggghhh!!! I do not doubt their sincerity, and I do not doubt that Horsham-based Dwell want to serve, but this racket does not cut the mustard. The opening, eponymous track just drags on and on and on and on., the vocals bearing little or no resemblance to the music being thudded out behind them. Track two isn't much better, the vocalists thinking that repeating the same musical phrasing over and over won't wear thin. They're wrong. In actual fact Simo and Nettie - who share the vocals - can sing - as proved on "Drawing Me"; but the phrasing again is repetitive, making this track sound like the previous one, and giving the EP a distinct feeling of deja vu. "Make Me More Like Jesus" is better, with more of a form to it, although they do fall into the call and answer styling that also blemishes the EP. It's also boringly repetitive. Finally "Thank You" brings things to a thudding close. More of a straight ahead rock song, with everyone running in the same direction. Nice and simple.
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