STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 127382-19413 LABEL: Elevation ELE1828D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-06-25 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Glasgow rockers Superhero have been plying their trade for well over a decade now and this is the latest in a long line of quality releases thanks to the impressive songwriting skills of lead vocalist Tim Cheshire and an intuitively tight performance from his band. With a delightfully edgy tone to their current sound not to mention a fantastic vocal delivery from Cheshire, Superhero stomp, holler and rock their way through 10 accomplished tracks that could easily see them compete with mainstream counterparts such as Scouting For Girls and Keane without sacrificing the underlying Christian thinking that cleverly forms the basis for most of their songs. For instance, anthemic "Children Of The New Generation", the title track and the joyously sanctified tubthumper "Troubles" all point towards Biblical principles whilst "OMG" sees Cheshire take a blasphemous abbreviation and turn it into a poignant tale of transition from non-belief to a willingness to trust in God during desperate times. Cheshire and crew even have time to reference 1950s science fiction (and admittedly the heavier topic of tolerance) in "Let's Kill Klaatu" to round off a rollercoaster of an album that, like the band itself, gets better and better with every listen.
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Things We Need For The Journey is full of loud guitars, big riffs and passion-soaked bass and drums. A compelling mix of indie and vintage rock, each song is powerful and sublime, with lyrics declaring the truth about Jesus.
With rock vocals and guitar sounds rising to anthemic crescendos, this is classic rock‘n’roll driven by a positive force.
Superhero are a creative and imaginative British Christian rock band. From humble beginnings 9 years ago in Scotland, they have gigged full-time across the UK, released 5 albums, played over 1500 gigs, reached 350,000 people in 21 countries, and seen 500 responses to the Gospel.