Liaison - Urgency

Tuesday 1st October 1991
Liaison - Urgency

RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Frontline 9214

Reviewed by P Viceroy

"Urgency: A pressing void in the human heart that demands immediate attention." These were the words written inside the album cover by band leaders/brothers Tim and Lary Melby. It sets the theme of the album performed by this six-piece Californian outfit. The album begins with the title track, and after a neat vocal intro the power chords set in amongst an excellent bass line which really controls the song. I found this the most impressive track on the album. The rest of the album would probably be appreciated more by a contemporary audience than a rock one. Although the band do retain their own sound the ballads, due to the number of them, do get a bit tiring. "The Hardest Part's The Waiting" though has some nice dean guitar work and an extremely mellow sound. The lyrical content is good in places but rather typical of a Christian band in others: "He gave us free will' or "You can hear him if you listen' etc. Ocean View paints a nice picture of God. Overall I think that while a few of the songs show promise this album is essentially standard AOR.

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