Manic Drive - Reason For Motion

Published Tuesday 30th August 2005
Manic Drive - Reason For Motion
Manic Drive - Reason For Motion

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12977-2624
LABEL: Whiplash

Reviewed by Stuart Blackburn

Manic Drive is the current vehicle of the Canadian Cavallo brothers who previously recorded as OneCross. Together with the impressive Lucas Wright on bass and dad (Mike) on keys they have produced a real treat for rock fans. This is chiefly riff-driven melodic rock but with considerable edge and versatility. There are occasional hard music moments (eg, on "Wasting Away") but there are also mellower moments too (eg, on the reflective "Tragedy"). Michael's tight guitar work dominates and keys are only used in a measured way to good effect. Lyrically this CD burns deep. Dark themes of isolation and despair are under girded by the reality of the consistency of God. This truly prayerful (but not preachy) scene is set by the lug-crunching "Something More" - a cry for just that. "Wasting Away" laments with Pauline despair "I can't change my evil ways. why do I like it?" The closing track "Alive" is written as the words of the dying Christ: "The blood drains from my broken heart. Is this what you wanted from me?" Explicit here is the hope that is craved elsewhere. Be rocked to your knees.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Erika D in Jump River WI @ 17:23 on Nov 16 2006

You guys are really awesome!!!! l really enjoyed the concert on Friday november 11th at Rice lake!!!

Posted by Crazy in Quebec(Canada) @ 02:17 on May 24 2006

I really love this group, I felt in love with their music. Their style is just unknown, they are really special.

Posted by melisa in states @ 08:19 on Jan 18 2006

i love this cd!! i saw them live.. they...were...AMAZING!!! im a real hard person to impress, and these guys did it for me!!

go buy this cd NOW!!

Posted by lisa in states @ 19:01 on Oct 12 2005

wicked cd
everyone buy one

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