STYLE: Hard Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 156391-23010 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Rob Birtley
Kish Moody is a singer/guitarist from Gravel Ridge, Arkansas. 'Holy Rock Revival' is his first Christian release but he has a track record in mainstream rock most notably with his band Monoxide Project. The sound of the album I'd describe as southern rock showing influences as diverse as Bob Segar to Lynyrd Skynryd with elements of Soundgarden and Third Day. The album opens with "In The Presence" which is a thoughtful chunk of country rock reminiscent of Bob Segar complete with some tasty Hammond organ. "My Song" picks up the pace a little and is a sincere declaration accompanied by fine keyboard and guitar solo. "John The Revelater" and "Holy Ghost Fire" are perfect mixes of gospel and Southern blues/rock ala Lynyrd Skynryd. "Let Me Find You", "Heavy Like A Stone", and "Break Every Chain" are definitive pleas for intersession. They remind you of Third Day and you can't help but draw comparisons with the vocals of Kish and those of Mac Powell. The whole album has an up close and personal feel intimate at times always heartfelt. It's fair to say this album charts the artist's faith progression as much as his musical one.
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