STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7536-7293 LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768249925 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Steven Bridge
Fresh-ish off the worship album production line comes this output produced by 'City On A Hill's' Marc Byrd. With worship continuing to be a bit of a bandwagon on which to jump at least Sonicflood were recording worship back in '99. The trouble is that the band line-up for 'Cry Holy' is a far cry from the original. In fact, totally different. And as the initial record was utterly brilliant it is always going to be a hard act to follow.'Resonate' didn't really cut it, and neither does this. The songs are okay, with covers of Tim Hughes' "Here I Am To Worship" and Chris Tomlin/Jesse Reeves' "Famous One" included, but they lack the oomph of the original group. If the band had included with their complete change of personnel a complete change of name, it would have ended this endless comparison. And after hearing former frontman Jeff Deyo's scintillating 'Saturate' last year, all I can say is something along the lines of "chalk and cheese". 'Cry Holy' is soft rock/pop worship with good songs (13 in all) - but hardly cutting edge.
The opinions expressed in this article are
not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed
views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may
not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a
Interested in reviewing music? Find out