Katalys Crew - Open Your Eyes

Published Monday 29th November 2004
Katalys Crew - Open Your Eyes
Katalys Crew - Open Your Eyes

STYLE: Reggae
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12239-1262
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The real reggae deal. Some delicious samples from a JA preacher and a nice line in sinuous rhythms topped with some top rate leads and harmonies make this an excellent set from an eight-piece apparently doing great things in Jamaica. I loved "Open Your Eyes" and "Riding High" - complete with growling toaster that's a ringer for Christafari's Mark Mohr. This is a sound that manages to be both authentically roots yet truly commercial. Not everything works. Their reggification of the old hymn "Nothing But The Blood" is a bit lame and towards the end of the album the songs grow less infectious. Also, the group work best when they stay clear of R&B rhythms. But when they're on their game Katalys Crew offer a truly delightful reggae concoction. Definitely one for regular listeners to Mike Francis' show to search out.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Grace Nkalapa in Dalkeith, Scotland @ 16:17 on Jul 31 2008

i love really love your music. you are a blessing unto my life. i wish you all the best as you continue ministering the Gospel through music.

love n bless ya
keep it hot in Christ

Posted by kimberley green in new york @ 16:47 on Jan 22 2008

i love you guys music so much.i love jahee's voice so much,keep doing what you doing for the lord,contine to bless peoples heart. (i dont think i spelt jahee's name correctly,please forgive me if i did not.
god bless
kim green.

Posted by YourRoyalPrincess in Grenada @ 13:44 on Nov 8 2007

I love the Katalys crew. that song that their sung "you can't take my Lord" it had bless my heart. You Guys just keep on doing what you all does best singing to bless people hearts like how you all had bless my heart.

Stay bless.
Your Royal Princess

Posted by Danielle in Virginia @ 13:17 on Aug 9 2007

I love this CD. My husband and I purchased this on our honeymoon in Jamaica and we never stopped listening to it.

Posted by kemar in kingston @ 00:56 on Oct 22 2006


Posted by Edwin Mugrndi in kenya @ 12:39 on Jul 24 2006

I love and enjoy listening to Katalys Crew music because it's inspiring and uplifting to the spirit.My favourite track is Can't Take the Lord away.God is Omnipresent,His presence surrounds us always.Katalys Crew Big up and may the Almighty bless you.

Posted by Yvonne in Canada @ 02:37 on May 25 2006

K.C. is so fresh...they bring deep rooted ministry and seal it with beautiful music. Something for to make ya head nod and your heart sing....love it !

Posted by Kathy Foster in Caldwell, New Jersey @ 00:58 on Feb 26 2006

I love Katalys Crew, and the music is just so....inspiring and uplifting...it connects me to Christ closer every time I listen to the CD. My favourite tracks are The Blood of Jesus, Can't Take My Lord and That Touch. Keep singing my brothers and sisters...you have a message. You will touch many more people like myself who need a reminder that God is there to be worshipped every day. [I met you all at Genesis 2006 in MoBay and at the gospelconcert in Falmouth, Trelawny.]

I love you guys!

Posted by Andrea Clarke in kingston, Jamaica @ 23:08 on Dec 24 2005

I looovvvvveee Katalys Crew, i cant explain how deeply their music has touched my heart. The first time i heard "Can't take my Lord"it moved me every conversation i had that day began with me asking if anyone knew who sang that song and from that day untill now i listen to everyone of their music and they have all been a blessing to my soul. I hope that they continue to make excellent music.

Posted by Cazmic in Kenya @ 14:01 on Oct 4 2005

Well, what can I say...your music has been timely and quite Inspired...can tell by the way it has ministered to me.My
favorite songs are Can't take the Lord away and God's Mercy. God is our everything and the fact that your songs sre pointing us to that direction, we got all reason to eaxalt the Lord together with you. Jah BLess yah all the time.

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