Starfield - The Kingdom

Published Thursday 3rd May 2012
Starfield - The Kingdom
Starfield - The Kingdom

STYLE: Rock
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 122965-19013
LABEL: Tone Tree Music 669447002253
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2012-01-31
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Jamie Maxwell

This latest album from Starfield is their first independent project, having parted company with their record company after 2010's 'The Saving One'. Despite this change, this is in the same musical vein as much of their previous work, with driving rock tracks, interspersed with a few ballads, being the order of the day. There are a few particularly anthemic numbers, namely "Natural Disaster", "Just Surrender" and "All I Want Is You". There are few weak songs on this album, the slower "Heart And Flesh" is possibly not as strong as the rest but still holds its own. The album is lyrically pretty strong as well. The group have avoided many common traps and clich├ęs and the result is a maturity of writing that may well stand the test of time. Production-wise, the independent nature of the record hasn't impacted its professionalism: this is a balanced and well mixed record. In the end it's fairly generic rock, but it serves its purpose with a decent helping of style and polish and for that Starfield are to be commended.

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Product Description

A missional force. A musical vanguard. An authentic voice. These are just a few phrases that characterize the energy, musicality and compelling artistry flowing from one of today's most beloved worship bands - Starfield.

With the release of their new album, The Kingdom, this award-winning brotherhood is aiming straight for the soul once again, confirming why the accolades accompanying their career to date are so well deserved.

With the momentum of a prolific songwriting catalogue behind them (Rediscover You, Reign In Us, Filled With Your Glory), and the path cut by a visionary new project ahead of them, Starfield is securing its place among the most thoughtful and forward-thinking worship artists of our day.

The Kingdom project reveals the wonder and the wandering so common to the human experience - and so central to Starfield's writing.

Featuring 10 new songs that are designed to stoke the fires of spiritual renewal in the listener, The Kingdom is a vital new addition to their body of worship work - and is about to make its way deep into the heart of the local church.

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