Midnight Orchestra - Digital Saviour

Thursday 1st February 2001
Midnight Orchestra - Digital Saviour
Midnight Orchestra - Digital Saviour

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Syntax SYD7600

Reviewed by James Stafford

After the much acclaimed album 'Land Of Nod' we have this new release. The first track is a dark and atmospheric keyboard moment which builds your hopes for the rest of the album. The second track, the title track, introduces you to the "digital rock/metal" that colours the album, but there are also rap influenced songs such as "I'm A Lie" and "Chaos". All of the drums are programmed, which gives it that "digital" feel, but these are offset by heavy guitar. However, as the album progresses you find yourself looking for more variance in the drums and guitar style - the novelty somewhat wears off. As each songs starts one is truly eager to hear how the song will progress, anticipating greatness, but in my opinion the majority of the tracks don't quite grab you after their intros. The themes addressed are excellent, covering everything from computer addiction to reaching people with real love and compassion. As frontman Mick Rowe says, the goal is to put ministry first and the words are thought provoking, encouraging people to a closer walk with the Lord. This is a big plus, but overall - mixed feelings.

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