[crave] - Carve

Wednesday 13th July 2005
[crave] - Carve
[crave] - Carve

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13160-2891
RELEASE DATE: 2005-09-01
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Agreeing with Cross Rhythms reviewer that their 'Ways And Means' EP showed bags of potential and cried out "for arenas and stadiums," I'm delighted to report that this band from Co Londonderry have boldly gone into Eastbourne's famed ICC Studios to produce a dazzling full album debut. Credit in part goes to studio maestro Trevor Michael (the man behind the desk for Supervision, Quench and many more) but as has been observed more than once, "if you haven't got the songs, you haven't got an album." [crave] do indeed have some exceptional material with the gutsy "I Fall Down", the punk-tinged "Sorry" and the dark "Twisted" all sounding like they will work on radio as well as in the cathartic atmosphere of a full blown rock gig. Comments have already been made about the band's Foo Fighters influence and definitely there is plenty of grunge in [crave]'s sound. But there is also plenty of bright strands of originality. A very impressive debut from a band we are going to be hearing much more of.

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Product Description
One of Ireland’s hottest Christian rock bands deliver a gutsy set of rock tracks sure to strike a grungy chord with fans of Foo Fighters, Korn and Blink182. Crave’s songs are inspired by Bible verses, listed with the enclosed lyrics, bringing a positive message to a generation so often seeking meaning in the lyrics of secular rock-bands.

Reader Comments

Posted by mat in portsmouth england @ 15:26 on Jan 12 2006

ive got the album, and its great! seriously new in the way it challenges you, and very honest in its lyrics.

Posted by phil in monaghan, rep of Ireland @ 23:19 on Sep 19 2005

just got the alum and really love it, the songs are thought provoking in a new and uniqe way. if you haven't heard these guys live yet,hurry up!

Posted by Diggy in South Wales @ 02:34 on Aug 14 2005

I've only heard the clips so far, look forward to getting my hands on the album. Brilliant!

Posted by Azzymo in Northern Ireland @ 17:23 on Jul 26 2005

Agree with review and can also say these guys produce the same quality of music in a live setting too. I hope these guys get the exposure they deserve!

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