Hunt - Prayer

Thursday 1st December 1994
Hunt - Prayer

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette EP

Reviewed by Peter Smith

After spending several days reviewing a stack of slick American AOR CCM from guys who all sounded like Michael Bolton I had to adjust my set somewhat to tune into this third release from Hunt. It is not easy to identify and isolate the influences behind this music because it's one of the few original sounds I've heard this year. There are echoes of Morissey and Patrick Fitzgerald and there are touches of Michael Nyman and Erik Satie and all bound together with an intelligent, sincere, thrash-tinged vocal line that is challenging because it is so blatantly honest. These are not tuneful ditties so I can't understand why I can't get some of this stuff out of my head. Maybe it's the reggae beat that shouldn't work but does. Maybe it's Martin Hall's abrasive vocal. Maybe it's Stephen Meixner's innovative production. But whatever it is this music really gives glory to God and proves that God is not a square.

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