STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18087-11316 LABEL: Northern NRCD0027 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2006-04-14 RRP: £14.67
Reviewed by Tim Holden
American rockers The Violet Burning are, as every self respecting Christian rock buff should know, one of the pionees of spiritual alternative rock though in their 15 years they have never been exactly prolific in their output. Michael Pritzl, the driving force of the band, has written all the songs and plays the vast majority of the instruments on their latest outing. However, it is his voice that is noticed first. Defying comparison - the nearest would be Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys if he sang rock - Michael goes for the gentlest of whispers to the loudest scream without effort and brings life and passion to all the tracks. Don't look here for simple heart on your sleeve God lyrics. Instead find excellent rock with God in its soul. For those that are already familiar with their previous releases, you won't be disappointed by their return to a more cutting rock sound over those pervasive synths. A definite must have album.
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