STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 138644-20880 LABEL: Word 080688856021 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2013-07-16 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
With producers Seth Mosley (Newsboys) and Peter Kipley (Matthew West, Phil Wickham) at the helm, Russian-born but Colorado-based sibling band Everfound's debut Word release is undoubtedly in safe hands. For the most part this a relentless and delightfully loud release which sees the producers help the four Odnoralov brothers communicate the Gospel with relevance in a style that refuses to be confined within the limits of Christendom and could just as easily feature on mainstream radio. Whilst there is no doubt that this is a polished piece of work, it's clear that the boys are still in the process of establishing their own identity with the likes of "Go" sounding for all the world like a new Killers release - not least thanks to an uncanny impression of the Las Vegas group's front man Brandon Flowers by lead singer Nikita - whilst "Unless" and "Torch" are highly-skilled echoes of dc Talk and Delirious? in their latter days. Nonetheless, the band show their true colours in the likes of the thumping "Never Beyond Repair" and "Count The Stars" which highlight the band's belief that true hope can only be found in God whilst the feisty "Hallelujah" bravely tackles the issue of spiritual warfare to great effect. All in all, this is an accomplished and exhilarating first offering from a band with a very bright future indeed.
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Everfound is a band comprised of four Russian-born brothers.
The album's lead single Never Beyond Repair is a Top 20 hit. In addition, their song What Love Means is featured on Word Entertainment's musical companion to the History Channel's mini-series The Bible. The band also played at a massive kick-off event for the mini-series with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey in partnership with Rick Warren at Saddleback Church to which Warren declared via Twitter, "Mark my word: This band is going to be HUGE!"
Everfound, co-produced by Seth Mosley (Francesca Battistelli, for KING & COUNTRY Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline) and Pete Kipley (Phil Wickham, Matthew West, MercyMe), features 12 tracks all written or co-written by the band. The brothers, who began at an early age playing classical piano, have since used that influence throughout the album with Nikita on lead vocals and keys, Ruslan on guitar and keys, Yan on drums and Illarion on bass.