The Brilliance "Brother" by Jon Ownbey (cmaddict.com) on 2015-02-03 16:08:23
The Brilliance sets themselves apart with their distinct style of worship that brings together a wide variety of musical instruments and compelling vocals. This not the type of album that is filled with songs you will be singing in your cars but it is lyrically solid. Throughout the album, The Brilliance is able to convey the message of our need for God. It is an album that effectively changes the atmosphere and creates a moment of introspection focused on God.
This album sets the atmosphere with its wide range of sounds that draw in the listener. The songs are well paced and varied, keeping you engaged throughout the entire album. The simple lyrical refrains compliment the music and work together creating a powerful mood. The creativity and power behind this album lies in the music and its varied styles throughout.
Overall, Brother is a solid album that doesn't grow old after the first song but works to create a powerful mood for the listener. The Brilliance's style and pace stand out by not creating a feeling of joy that one would expect from a worship album. The forlorn vocals and accompanying music at times seem best fitted for a raining day sitting in a coffee shop and contemplating on our greatest need, God. If you are looking for some upbeat praise and worship than this is definitely not the album for you, but I would recommend this album as a good one to try if you are looking for something different.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Label: Integrity Music
Release Date: February 17, 2015
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes
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