7eventh Time Down "Just Say Jesus" by Kelcey Wixtrom (cmaddict.com) on 2013-09-03 14:22:49
7eventh Time Down has made an epic return with the album "Just Say Jesus". Messages of hope and faith are expertly woven throughout the album, and the band has begun to expand their musical horizons through vocal stretches and different styles. This album may prove to make 7eventh Time Down a musical staple on radio and Christian music fans’ iPods.
"Just Say Jesus" has it’s milder moments, but for the most part sticks to rock roots. 7eventh Time Down’s grungy, non-screamo sound is catchy and their melodies are memorable. Touches of harmony are intertwined throughout the album with strong guitar riffs and solid vocals. The lyrics may be different than you might expect but seem heartfelt and relatable.
The title track is the lead radio single and one of the best songs on the album. “When you don’t know what to say / Just say Jesus / There is power in the name / Just say Jesus.” It’s hard to think of a situation in my life where I have not needed Jesus to work, and how often have I exhausted all other resources before turning to Him. This song reminds me to turn to Him in every situation.
KJ-52 fans will be happy to hear a guest appearance on “Dark Horse,” and this track is also one of my favorites on the album. The guitars are dark and dirty; the chorus practically begs for some head-banging and fist-pumping.
"Just Say Jesus" will appeal to a wide audience. The harder moments will resonate with fans of TFK and Disciple, while mellower songs will reach out to fans of Unspoken and Sidewalk Prophets. The music is a good half-way point between Top 40 Pop/Rock and hard-core rock. "Just say Jesus" is a must-buy!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Label: BEC Recordings
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes