STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 128405-19446 LABEL: TNT Ministries FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Atlanta-based singer, pianist and songwriter Terrell Taylor has previously worked with gospel luminaries such as Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton and this collection of self-penned live (with subsequent studio overdubbing) gospel songs is his first national release. Whilst proceedings get off to shaky start with "Entrance Of The King" which boasts a bizarre cheap keyboard sound, the accomplished live band on the rest of this release help Taylor as he either stirs up the crowd to praise God or plucks their heartstrings in the more emotional sections. Whilst there is no doubting Taylor's sincerity when it comes to purveying Christ's atonement for our sins, this is a somewhat schmaltzy affair and Taylor's emotional introductions in songs such as "In The Blood Of The Lamb" might not be to everyone's taste. Nonetheless, Taylor gives a good performance - both vocally and as a frontman - in order to achieve this release's sub-titled goal of being a live experience and the likes of the title track and "Exalt His Holy Name" see God praised to the hilt. Overall though, there is too much similarity with numbers generally failing to stand out although the hip hop/gospel/classical hybrid "He Is" and a guest vocal from Joslyn Brockman on "New Horizons" add some variety to this enjoyable but unremarkable outing from Taylor.
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