The Afters - Fear No More

Published Friday 7th June 2019
The Afters - Fear No More
The Afters - Fear No More

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 175491-28435
LABEL: Fair Trade Services
RELEASE DATE: 2019-05-31

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

It has been almost three years since their last studio album, but the hit-making CCM team are back and hit the ground running. We had a taster on the recently released collection 'The Beginning & Everything After' which featured two tracks contained here, the title track, exploring anxiety, and the Michael W Smith influenced "Well Done" (in the same league as "I Can Only Imagine"). As before, the band's skill in conveying intimacy with God shines through particularly on "Forever And Always", which eloquently explores grief, and the song "Wait", rerecorded from one of their earlier releases, this time being piano-driven and with a guest appearance from multi-platinum band MercyMe, is particularly effective. I really enjoyed the multi-layered, keyboard/guitar-driven "Welcome To The Future", which is particularly infectious. Of particular note is the production, mostly carried out by drummer Jordan Mohilowski, with a sound that is clean, fresh and uncluttered. All in all, a highly enjoyable return by the Nashville-based band.

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