Sumerlin "Runaways"
by Kelcey Wixtrom (cmaddict.com) on 2014-02-13 15:29:43
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After previously releasing two EPs, North Carolina newcomers Sumerlin have released their first full-length album, Runaways. The 12-track album is consistent throughout and presents a good blend of somewhat hard instruments and edgy vocals.

The band says Runaways is about knowing what you are running from and who you are running to. I like this concept; like Joseph running away from temptation, sometimes fleeing evil things and running toward God is the best thing we can do. “As I Am” is reflective of this concept. The incredibly emotional piece brings a sense of brokenness and confusion, as well as heartfelt longing for something better. It recognizes that change is impossible on your own. Also along these lines, “Walking in the Dark” and “Heartbeats” are a bit heavier but point to a place of hurting.

However, while many elements of this album are good, it fails to stand out from others in its category. Many of the songs are musically very similar to each other, and the vocals often track toward the same upper range. Runaways contains rather poetic lyrics, but often the meaning is lost at first listen.

That said, this album definitely has some redeeming qualities, and it is a great listen for fans of Sent By Ravens, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Disciple. Sumerlin is set to release an official music video for “Breaking Out,” and that track as well as “Voices” will be going to radio soon.




Rating: 3 out of 5

Genre: Rock
Label: Dream Records
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes

Tracklist:
1 Heartbeat 3:10
2 Walking In The Dark 3:20
3 Here With You 3:38
4 Breaking Out 3:27
5 Counterfeit 3:45
6 You Always Were 4:38
7 As I Am 3:52
8 Speak Up, Speak Out 3:21
9 War 3:28
10 Voices 3:51
11 Louder Than Words 3:22
12 More Than A Memory 4:37






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