Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
On and on goes the CCM equivalent of The Mousetrap, this time featuring some of the less well-known of the new breed of Vineyard worship leaders. Judging by this album, Darren Clarke, Ryan Delmore and Jessie Lane have definitely got what it takes to carry on the tradition established by Messrs Doerksen, Park, Daniels and co. Speaking of Brian Doerksen, his classic "Come Now Is The Time" kicks off this one, track two is Scott Underwood's "Perfect Timing", and then the rest of the album is dominated by Darren and Ryan's songs, apart from two by another fresh Vineyard face, John Barnett. "Changed My Life" is almost country, with pedal steel guitar joining the mix, and there are some serious pop/rock vibes on "Romans 8 (I Am Convinced)" and "Great And Awesome God", with Darren's electric guitar licks prominent. Ryan's "Set Me On Fire" is a real scorcher (pun intended!), with a very direct approach lyrically ("I am so tired of compromising/I am so tired of lukewarm living/So here I am with my arms wide open/Lord here are I am with my heart wide open/Set me on fire...."), and "He Is Lord" is an anthemic seven minutes' worth of power praise. All three voices blend well, production is up to the usual high standard, playing time is generous at nearly an hour, and the whole thing is shot through with passion and energy that's a millennium away from the limp, wet lettuce praise we had to endure not so long ago. This is worship with teeth; buy and be blessed.
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