Namelessmusic - For Your Glory

Monday 1st July 2002
Namelessmusic - For Your Glory
Namelessmusic - For Your Glory

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Kelly Hargie

Namelessmusic describes itself as a six-piece worship resource and band that aims to serve the Church in worship, encouraging and stirring people "to worship in spirit and in truth." Fronted by Tim Sherrington on this album recorded live at The King's Centre, Aldershot, what we expect isn't quite what we get. It is lacking in distinctiveness and there just isn't that enthusiastic buzz about it that we would associate with live worship. This 10-track working would need a real injection of adrenalin if it wants to compete with the number of praise and worship albums floating around today. Thinly layered instrumentally and with Sherrington's unspectacular vocals this album barely seems to get beyond the starting marker. It doesn't warm up until about the fourth track, "You Are The King", but unfortunately it slows down again which for me means it is significantly lacking in momentum. It hardly reached a tempo upbeat enough to set the limbs in motion so it leaves you feeling a bit dry. The standout track, "Who Is Like The Lord?" is belatedly positioned at number seven which is a real pity because it does elevate the album to a new plain, and Sherrington's vocals on "Your Glory" are at their peak, begging wonder about what this guy is possible of as he is obviously talented. All said, it is a perfectly pleasant album of praise and worship and it is so blatant that Tim has a heart to glorify God. It's just unfortunate his sound dons a generic feel and I can't help feeling I've heard it all before.

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