Kato - Songs To Help You Survive

Sunday 21st July 2002
Kato - Songs To Help You Survive
Kato - Songs To Help You Survive

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Devotion Music ELE0006
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

To make pop rock, ie, rock music which retains the primeval thrust of raw rock while grafting on hummable hooks and radio friendly rhythms, is no easy task and even in the mainstream cash-bloated bands like Oasis fail as often as they succeed. So it is thrilling to report that Kato, after years of dues-paying culminating in their 20-town tour at the beginning of 2002, have delivered an album with the potential to break through into the international Christian music world. The effect is sonically stunning, thanks in part to deft production from Dave Lynch where superb string sections are artfully integrated into billowing guitarscapes, and in part to Keith Ayling's pining vocals which exude a haunting vulnerability. You'll be hearing several tracks from this album in the coming months for surely 'Songs To Help You Survive' will soon be pounding from all discerning music buffs' stereo systems.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
2. Butterfly [Listen]
3. Fearless [Listen]
4. I Come Alive [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Reader Comments

Posted by Amy houghton in lytham st annes high @ 09:34 on Jun 8 2006

i realy think that this cd is a gr8 help in my followingf of christ, it can realy help other people if they just believe in themselves.

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.