STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 141982-20780 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 EXTRAS: DVD
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
This album follows the 2009 EP 'Courage And Fire', with nine new songs at the same high octane pace, more akin to a rock concert than the Abundant Life recordings of the church it is a part of. This is a positive strength and helps it stand out amongst the many recordings out there. It is evident from the start that the quality of musicianship is very high, the opener "In This Moment", although tame compared to the pace of some other tracks on the album, the souring guitars, heavy drum beat and rock style vocals set the bar high for the rest of the album. "Heart Made Whole" and "Breakout" sound like U2 at full power and "This I Know" has elements of Coldplay at their radio-friendly best. "Almighty", "Heart And Soul" and "The Cause" offer some calmer moments. The DVD that comes with it contains a record of the performance of the tracks. It is also worth noting that the production quality here is extremely high and the sound mix between congregation and leaders is spot on. This has to be amongst the top live worship albums of the year!
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