Throne Room - This Crimson River

Published Sunday 21st March 2010
Throne Room - This Crimson River
Throne Room - This Crimson River

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 87685-16285
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Haydon Spenceley

Steven and Nikki Leonard have been working together, in a variety of line-ups, as well as leading worship at their church in Falkirk since 2007. These four songs mark their recording debut. Produced by Graeme Duffin (Wet Wet Wet) and Sandy Jones, the EP showcases a nice line in hooky, pop songwriting. The songs are clear and concise, and I can imagine them working well in corporate worship, and as tools to introduce young people to aspects of God and the life of faith. Given a neat pop-rock sheen by the production and mixing, there is a sense that there might well be extra levels of adventure and creativity in Steven's songwriting. Hopefully this will come out in the band's expanded five-piece line-up, as they begin to work on new material. For now, I particularly enjoy "Guiding Light", with its drive, and hook-laden chorus, and the vibe of "Sinless, Spotless Man", which pushes the band's sound further than the other tracks on the EP and closes things off nicely. Steven has a clear voice, which is well complimented by Nikki's, and their heart and passion shine through on this debut release. Bring on the album!

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