STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 31175-13068 LABEL: Parachute 000768426227 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Tim Holden
This is the first album from the new line up of Parachute Band - a younger bunch of guys that have taken over the mantle of cutting edge worship in New Zealand and the rest of the world. Whereas the old Parachute team did soul-tinged pop worship, these new guys go for edgy, anthemic rock worship. The album has great variety in its pacing, from the raw opener "The Way" to the melodic "Mercy" and "Precious Jesus" which are then followed by the upbeat and Delirious? sounding "One". Despite the occasional resemblance to the d:boys, 'Roadmaps And Revelations' hangs together well with the very commercial sounding vocals from Omega Levine delivering some insightful lyrics aided by excellent arrangements and solid production. A must have for anyone who likes "worship with rocks in" (to paraphrase Terry Pratchet's Soul Music).
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There is a new face of Parachute Band that carries on the passion to influence the next generation through worship music that is totally fresh and contagious. Five young musicians have been passed the mantle and an exciting synergy has quickly formed to create a new guitar-driven modern worship sound.
All committed to their local churches and to honouring God in their lives and music, these guys are the new face and new aggressive sound of Parachute. With 15 new songs, limitless energy and hearts that are all about the things of God, Parachute Band is poised to push boundaries and take their worship to a totally fresh space.