STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45409-14461 LABEL: Integrity 43802 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-05-31 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
With so many excellent pop rock worship albums around it would be easy to overlook this release from a band from Modesto, California, at least until they come to visit good old Blighty. But that would be a shame as Worth Dying For have two excellent lead singers in Sean Loche and Chrissy Johnson while the songs they sing manage to avoid most of the genre's clichés and are performed with an exhilarating vitality. Cream of the crop is "Let It Out" while "Infiltrate", with a lyric consisting solely of the words "We will fight for you/We will die for you/We will go for you," is an extraordinary climax. Don't quite understand why they're all blindfolded on the front cover sleeve - maybe it's to do with facing a firing squad - but with music as spirit-lifting as this I'll forgive them that obtuseness.
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With a mission to be not just a band but a youth movement that can shake generations, rock-infused worshippers 'Worth Dying For' release their first nationally-distributed project.
The five-member band has been part of Phenomenon Ministries, the youth ministry of Calvary Temple of Modesto, California, for almost three years. Now the band is poised to let their songs resonate in the hearts of young people across the world.
Fans of Hillsong United, Skillet and Evanescence will be drawn to the guitar driven rock sound and the fresh lead vocals of Christy Johnson and Sean Loche.