Reviewed by Alex Figgis
As albums go, it is not often that one comes across a project that is produced independently of any major label that stands up production-wise on their own. 'Heaven And Earth' is one such album. This acoustic-driven, country/folk-tinged rock 'n' roll outing - the band's second to date - is certainly produced well enough to reveal some excellent musicianship, enabling King's Road to demonstrate their overall tightness as a band. Eve's gusty, grit-laden vocals add depth to much of the material contained in this second release from a band who have only been together for four years. However, some songs have an inclination to ramble on, never quite hitting the mark; coupled with a tendency to repeat choruses once or twice too often, 'Heaven And Earth' sometimes leaves the listener slightly glazed. Standout tracks are "Back Down On My Knees" for its shear heartfelt honesty in its reflection of a penitent heart torn between the flesh and the spirit, and "In God's Eyes" - a powerful plea to recognise that God has a far greater outlook upon life than we do ("Sometimes we try too hard to understand it all"). Everything is not kosher, however. In "Mary, Mary", "Mother" Mary is invoked to intercede on behalf of the singer. The scriptures are quite clear. There "is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men" (1 Tim 2:5), who is now seated at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf (Ro 8:34; Heb 8:1; 1 John 2:1). Overall, there is very little contained within 'Heaven And Earth' that gives it true distinctiveness long enough to maintain interest for its entire duration; though the album does have its moments of grandeur.
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