STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11844-89 LABEL: StarSong SSD0156 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Les M Wilkes
Recently, I read the band quoted as saying, "Our deepest desire is to be a channel by which the Holy Spirit can flow...and make a difference in every listener. For without the presence of Jesus Christ permeating every lyric, harmony and instrument, we will only affect the ears...and not the heart." Glib Christian rhetoric? I don't think so if this album is anything to go by. From the very first track, "This Is How It Feels To Be Free", an expression of the joy to be experienced when the chains of sin are broken by Christ; through "Just One", a stomping praise anthem; and "Let The Blood Speak For Me", a declaration of the fact that it's by the sacrifice of Jesus we are cleansed and made whole; the album is top drawer from beginning to end. In this offering from the trio of church pastors the boys have turned away from the synthesised feel of previous projects and gone for a crisper, more acoustic sound which complements their obvious songwriting and vocal talents wonderfully. The music is first class with some irresistible hooks on the up tempo numbers, whilst the lyrics are powerfully in-your-face yet cringe free and really have you hanging on every word, especially on the slower, more meditative numbers. Well recommended!
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