Numinous - Lose The Shadow-Life

Tuesday 1st March 2005
Numinous - Lose The Shadow-Life
Numinous - Lose The Shadow-Life

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12165-1200
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Steven Bridge

Soccer AM was on TV one Saturday morning when I said to my teenage daughter that this debut disc was worth a listen. No contest as we were immediately arrested by the innovative passion of five young guys from the Emerald Isle ("let's take Ireland for Jesus!") doing their stuff in offering an alternative to the cultural norms of pre-occupation with sex, drugs, alcohol, and money. Offering something mystical, holy or spiritual indicating the presence of God might be considered a tall order from a bit of plastic, but the superbly packaged and produced album that is 'Lose The Shadow Life' cuts the mustard. "I am so sick of the mainstream, so here I go against the flow again, again, again", declare the boys as they strike a chord and more with those of us who believe we were destined to fly - spiritually speaking - not off some pier in Bognor or a high-rise in Bangor. They are right brothers in calling people to "hear that other song that calls us on, sounds against the bitter wrong." With 60 minutes worth of material the aptly named band resonate with thought provoking lyrics enhanced by clever musicianship. I like this band. I like their website. I like the photography. I like this video enhanced CD.

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Reader Comments

Posted by leona in Northern Ireland @ 15:34 on Sep 4 2006

I went to a christian event recently and these guys were playing and they were the highlight of the evening I LOVED them!!!!!!! they make me realise that it is totally cool to be a christian, they're really inspiring and god is the main topic of their music!

Posted by sarah cunningham in ireland @ 15:03 on Jul 7 2005

BRILLIANT beyond brilliant cd... and they are even more amazing in concert!!! very inspiring and challanging album.... their faith, love and devotion for God shines through in a very real, honest and bold way... no shame.... amazing God blessed talent... awesome soul touching lyrics complete with heart grabbing music!!!

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