STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 135124-20495 LABEL: Essential 083061097226 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 3 RELEASE DATE: 2013-02-01 RRP: £16.99
Reviewed by Tim Holden
The three albums in this collection chart the progress of Red for over five years from the Grammy nominated debut 'End Of Silence' in 2006, through 'Innocence And Instinct' to 'Until We Have Faces' that came out in 2011. Listening to all three end to end it is possible to feel the band's songwriting and performance journey and sense their growth. The use of complex rhythms, harmonies and melodies keeps the music interesting and the lyrics, while looking at the darker side of life, always come back to the hope of salvation and Michael Barnes delivers them with control and power. If you like your rock on the heavy and hard side and have not come across Red yet, this budget price package is worth searching out.
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RED has redefined what it means to be a Christian rock band. With its hard edge sound and progressive musicianship, RED pushes the envelope, bringing powerful music to a whole new generation of fans.
Continuing to expose the darker parts of the human experience through the filter of redemption, RED adds to its robust catalogue with their latest record, Release The Panic. Over the course of RED's successful career the band has achieved two GRAMMY nominations, 11 number 1 singles at Christian radio and are now releasing Who We Are: The Red Anthology. The collection includes the records End of Silence, Innocence & Instinct and Until We Have Faces.