The Benjamin Gate - Untitled

Sunday 1st July 2001
The Benjamin Gate - Untitled
The Benjamin Gate - Untitled

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Forefront FFD5272
RELEASE DATE: 2001-07-03
RRP: £1.99

Reviewed by Graham Jovanovic

This South African rock worship team were due to play the Cross Rhythms festival 2000 before being launched on the international scene by Forefront Records. Consequently this is an excellently produced and well honed futuristic sounding pop most distinctly memorable for some ingeniously inventive fuzzy and echoing guitars and a confidently promising lead vocal in Adrienne Liesching. Slightly discordant rock, esoteric guitars on "Lay It Down" and the trance-like dance beat of "Nightglow" means the band rarely shift gears, but with a curious mixture of influences ranging from Garbage, The Cranberries and U2 they possess a professional coolness marked for success.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. How Long [Listen]
3. All Over Me [Listen]
5. Lay It Down [Listen]
7. Blow My Mind [Listen]

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