STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 106206-17750 LABEL: Integrity FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Alastair McCollum
Wanting to give a radical voice of praise and worship for youth and young adults Worth Dying For sprang from the platform of California's annual Ammunition Conference. Describing themselves as a ministry rather than just a band, Worth Dying For certainly seek to offer a new outlet for young people to worship. The initial impression from this album is one of being influenced by such diverse acts as Linkin Park and Evanescence, but there are also heavy dance tracks and anthemic guitar-driven worship songs too. Having got past the opening track, an impassioned monologue over music which owes much more to rhetoric than to theology, the full-on Linkin Park-tinged "Savior" is a brilliant heavy anthem. Then comes the dance stylings of the title track and the eclectic selection carries on through some very Evanescence-style songs, along with more ballad orientated pieces. There's an uplifting synth-based instrumental called "(Reprise)" some moving worship songs and the closing cover of Delirious?'s "My Glorious" tops off this 15 song collection very well. Apart from some slightly questionable theology in places, 'Love Riot' is an exceptional worship album.
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