STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13160-2891 LABEL: Salt CARVECD01 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 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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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.