Yfriday - Revolution

Saturday 1st November 2003
Yfriday - Revolution
Yfriday - Revolution

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Survivor SURCD093
RELEASE DATE: 2003-09-19
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

At last Yfriday have delivered an album that reflects the energetic strength of their live performances. Choosing an organic, stripped down rock sound rather than a highly polished over-production, this fits nicely into the current sound of the British mainstream rock fraternity. There are swathes of guitars, plenty of hard riffing and excellent keyboard work adding extra textures. Built around the group's solid rhythm section, a lot of these songs have already been road tested and explode with fresh exuberance on disc. As usual the band's modus operandi is to pen inspiring anthems to lift their audience closer to God though this album is less worship and more performance than previous outings but lyrics are still vertical. The band is committed to encouraging the emerging generation to get off its collective bottom and make a difference instead of simply sinking into the perpetual bless up of fabulous worship times. The title cut and the pin you back in your seat opener, "Rise", are amazing and I love the way they've added some soulful gospel vocals to "Hands Up". At the other extreme, "Lift" is a gorgeous, gentle worship song springing out of thankfulness. I believe they still haven't hit their peak. In the meantime, this is simply excellent.

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Reader Comments

Posted by sian smalley in stamford @ 14:13 on Nov 28 2006

it is amazing i went to their concert in leicester on the 26/11/06 i loved them it was my first time going they were great

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