Hillsong - Saviour King

Published Wednesday 4th July 2007
Hillsong - Saviour King
Hillsong - Saviour King

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 24379-12792
LABEL: Hillsong Music HMACD206
RELEASE DATE: 2007-07-06
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Tracy Davies-Minta

Recorded in March at the Acer Arena in Sydney, this is well up to the prosperous mega church's high standards. Due to Hillsong's impressive catalogue of worship albums there is always the tendency for their music to become somewhat formulaic. 'Saviour King' manages to avoid this while clearly retaining its ability to draw people into worship. The main focus of the album's lyrics is gratitude for the sacrifice of Christ. The title track aptly expresses this: "You asked your Son to carry this/The heavy cross our weight of sin/So I love you Lord." Even though Hillsong have gifted songwriters on their team, their lyrics are unadorned (critics would say simplistic) which for me brings much of the material an atmosphere of humility. Intriguingly, included in this album are songs from Hillsong United's chart topping studio album 'All Of The Above' with the radical song "Break Free" adding a new dimension to Hillsong's worship with its pulsating, rhythmic approach. Though this song may seem to exude a more young blood rock approach in comparison to Hillsong's more MOR territory, it can still appeal to Hillsong's older listeners. In a group statement Hillsong say they aspire to make music that inspires "worship in spirit and truth." I believe this is demonstrated on this album.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Christina in India @ 16:51 on Jan 27 2011

This album is simply superb... could feel Gods presence..

Posted by hi in Singapore @ 09:23 on Apr 15 2009

is there a song named free in the hillsongs album?

Posted by caroline siamaywa @ 04:25 on Nov 21 2008

I enjoy hillsong music so much. its not only good to my ears but it ministers to my heart. Continue ministering for the Lord

Posted by adsz in brazil @ 18:47 on Feb 4 2008

I see the hillsong in the youtube site and like very. Now want for cds e dvd of they.

Posted by Richie Lee in Stockton On Tees @ 10:05 on Sep 7 2007

Listen to the lyrics. A lot of people who buy CD's, sing a long with the words never REALLY listen to what they are singing or what is been said.
These lyrics are amazing, the mix is amazing....

Posted by Hannah in Cronulla @ 09:26 on Jul 16 2007

What the hell i want lyrics haha

But still i love hillsong and all your songhs haha

i love joel houston

han xoxo

Posted by james in lusaka zambia @ 08:30 on Jun 16 2007

it's a good album

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