STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9723-9329 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Brian Carr
It's rough around the edges, the mix uncertain at times, has a limited budget but hey this American muso rocks. This album reaches parts "respectable" Christian albums do not get a sniff at. I worked at a battle of the bands at our church last year and this was the stuff the young teen bands had energetic fans crowd surfing to. Jordan with his tattos, bleached hair and piercings would have caught their ear. Blistering guitar is a feature of most tracks and some ideas work better than others but it is always interesting. There are surprisingly some traditional Christian lyrics but set to a frantic pace at times, catch "Next Sunday" but there are mellower moments - "See Me Thru" has plaintive heartcry but most tracks are made for moshers. I like Jordan's voice which he has been refining in church from the early age of three in Washington, USA. Raw energy channelled to proclaiming the good news is how I sum up the listening experience of Jordan Riley.
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