The Digital Age "Evening:Morning" by David Bunce (cmaddict.com) on 2013-08-12 14:10:59
I opened this album on my laptop to begin reviewing an album I had reasonably high hopes for. I knew that it was made up of former David Crowder Band members and so I had a preconceived idea of what the band should sound like. I was by far overwhelmed and my expectations felt inadequate.
This is a great album!
“All the Poor and Powerless” is an amazing worship song. I’d love to hear it be played at a concert in the near future… Passion 2014 perhaps? (Fingers crossed) Along with one of my album favorites, “Overcome” which boldly proclaims heart stirring lyrics such as the bridge of the song which says, “Like the snowfall that blankets the earth, my sin has been covered and I’m overcome. The price has been paid, the war is already won. The blood of my Savior was shed and He’s overcome!” This is such a well mixed and balanced celebration of God and music!
Their occasionally “folky” rock sound, present in some of the David Crowder Band songs, has been exchanged for a little more contemporary pop-rock sound which really suits this band very well. They have certainly stepped up and even changed the game in many different ways.
There is a lot of skillful electric guitar placement, awesome harmonies, and as the band name suggests, some digital imagination and reinvention of a sound that I found to be ‘music to my ears’. The song “Glow” better showcases the digital revolution present in their music and it’s a great energetic boost that I believe anyone who gets the album will enjoy!
Who says Christian music is boring or still in the past? Obviously only people who have not stepped into the Digital Age! It’s as if there has been a system update to these musicians. I’ve already separated the two different eras of music for these talented artists. They’re now “The Digital Age” and I’ll be enjoying this album for many hours and hours to come.
Can’t wait to hear what YOU think about this new creation!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Label: Fair Trade/Columbia
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes
1. Captured 3:18
2. Symphony Of Grace 3:23
3. All The Poor And Powerless 5:17
4. Your Name (We Shout) 5:23
5. Overcome 6:44
6. Through The Night 3:34
7. Glow 3:38
8. Break Every Chain 2:42
9. Believe 4:44
10. God Of Us All 3:50
11. Always You 5:15
12. Morning Song 3:41