Empire Nation - Empire Nation

Published Wednesday 12th November 2008
Empire Nation - Empire Nation
Empire Nation - Empire Nation

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 42330-13404
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

This was released in 2007 but it's taken until now for Cross Rhythms to catch up with this Cambridge-based four-piece. Their EP starts very well with a repeated guitar figure and shifting underlying chords (very Buzzcocks, if you remember them). The overall sound is mainly in Hard-Fi territory, with some Hothouse Flowers and U2 thrown in for good measure (but that's more due to the delay settings on the guitar than anything else). It all makes for an impressive debut with a signature of their own - these are no clones. The atmosphere generated by the songs is very strong, the arrangements good, the mix superb, the musicianship great to listen to. I wasn't sure whether "Everlasting One" was a congregational worship song or a performance piece (it'd work well as either).

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Reader Comments

Posted by rhys in wicken @ 15:33 on Jul 11 2009

there awesome and a great band for all ages

Posted by paddy in torquay @ 08:57 on May 8 2009

i really like empirenation i cant wait to see them play at VOICE in september 09 nd i cant wait to buy there new album when it comes out.

Reply by joel in torquay @ 15:42 on Jun 25 2009

yeh and at soul exeter its awsome voice i heard is a big youth day can you tell me moe about that paddy?

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Posted by EN BIGGEST FAN in ELY @ 10:25 on Dec 31 2008

I saw Empirenation at Rave in the Nave back in the summer and their live show was fantastic! I can't wait for the new album and tour next year! Look out Delirious is all i can say! Thumbs UP!!!!

Posted by EN groupie in Exeter @ 16:01 on Nov 14 2008

I've been a fan of Empire Nation since seeing them live last year. They are already a solid band with a solid vision, despite only being together for a couple of years, and are definitely one to watch on the Christian music scene. I can't wait til their new single and album come out in the new year. If you're looking for something a bit edgier, then you'll love them. With Delirious preparing to bow out from centre stage, will Empire Nation be representing the next revolution in Christian music? I'm looking forward to finding out.

Posted by philip kirby in England @ 12:28 on May 27 2008

this band rocks i love the cd

if i was able to rate it i would give it a five star rating

all there music is awesome

i really recommend it to and one who loves music or just wants something to lisen to on a car journey

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