Fold Zandura - Ultraforever

Wednesday 1st April 1998
Fold Zandura - Ultraforever
Fold Zandura - Ultraforever

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Reviewed by Angie Hill

At first impressions, Fold Zandura, the band that grew out of the fondly remembered Mortal, present an almost claustrophobic sound with a constant upbeat and the continual use of some instrument or another, probably including the kitchen sink! This can however be over demanding to listen to but don't be put off if quick, fast and uptempo is not your scene, you'll grow to love it; in fact probably find yourself bouncing along with the music. The album however does not constantly keep to this speed; in fact some tracks are almost verging on mellow in tempo. The ballad "Please Believe", about asking Christ to forgive us for hurting him, either by our actions or words, is a great song. The whole album deals with various aspects of the Christian faith: forgiveness, humbling ourselves to Christ, revenge and how nothing justifies it; love, fear and how Christ changes us when he enters our lives. The vocals are clear and easy to hear (reminiscent of the Charlatans and Inspiral Carpets), on some tracks almost haunting in their whispery context, on others bold and very in-your-face. This is a good balanced production and the album is far better than their previous 'Return' CD. Recommended, though you may have to listen to it several times before passing judgment.

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