STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12661-1956 LABEL: BEC Recordings BED75391 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £13.00
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH! If ever there was a totally pointless album, here it is! A young talented rock band with two excellent albums under their belt and plenty of promise decide to make a worship album. Or rather their record company "suggests" they make a worship album. Pur-lease! However the project evolved, to me it comes on like an odious exploitation of the "worship genre" and if I ever get the chance, I will set about the members of Kutless and hit them with a wet fish to make my point. Because this is a flaccid, predictable, damp, dull, pointless album. "Our goal was to make a new fresh revolutionary sounding record" is what they say in interview but frankly they are 10 zillion miles away from anything revolutionary. This sounds just like every other artist who decided to leap on the worship bandwagon and this mix of mainly cover versions with a smattering of far from outstanding original songs wouldn't have been considered innovative even when the American worship movement was launched by Sonicflood in 1998. These days it's simply a big yawn. American youth will probably lap it up but my question is this. When yank rock bands make worship albums why do they change styles and produce this insipid generic music? Now if Kutless had made an album of original worship songs that rocked as hard as their non-worship albums, it might have been worth hearing. But then no fat record label exec is ever going to suggest that to you, are they guys? Instead you sleep walk through Tomlin, Doerksen, Redman and others with a predictability that makes me despair. Unimaginably dull!
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