STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 127995-19550 LABEL: BEC Recordings 5099946424426 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-10-22 RRP: £1.00
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
This aggregation from Nashville have quite a history. In 2007 their album debut connected with a youth audience with edgy tastes who would normally run a mile from standard modern worship music. Now two EPs, one album, one hiatus and a wedding later, singer/songwriter Ben Crist is back for The Glorious Unseen's third full length album. "You Have Ruined Me" is one of the group's outstanding tracks. The lyrics go, "I'll waste my life at your feet" and "You ruined me with your love", a novel way of expressing how God's revelation makes it impossible for us to look at the world in the same way again. Crist has always been passionate in expressing his love for Christ but now after a sabbatical at Kansas City's International House Of Prayer the passion seems even more intense as evidenced in "Harp In My Heart". One slight disappointment is that three of the songs here are covers and although Crist and his aggregation do some clever things with Redman's "Can A Nation Be Changed" it's the original songs which work best. Like The Glorious Unseen's other releases, 'Lovesick' is an album well worth investigating.
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The Glorious Unseen began in a living room with a Sunday night Bible Study. Ben Crist began leading worship at the Bible Study and his friends were touched by his passionate songs and urged him to continue writing and follow his passions. Two records later and numerous tours under his belt, Ben is back from the drawing board with yet another fresh and passionate take at a worship record.
Having worked with Christian music heavy hitters Steve Hindalong and Marc Byrd (Leeland, Jeremy Camp, Third Day), The Glorious Unseen is greatly respected in both the pop and alternative scenes, having been on tour with the likes of Anberlin, Underoath, The Almost, mewithoutYou, and more! This release is sure to please even those who do not necessarily enjoy mainstream worship music.