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Album Review ~ Revival Rising By Open Heaven

Category Religious/Christian Genre Classic/Urban Pop Rating 4 Stars Review Open Heaven’s Revival Rising vibes with the classic 70’s pop, and a bit of urban inserted here and there. The music is full of enthused singing and shouts of joy. The trumpeting gives off an aura of heavenly worship, as though painting a picture of things to come on the other side of glory. Open Heaven through Revival Rising, aims to lead God’s children to worship joyfully in an old fashioned sort of way that not only feels familiar in the classic music manner, but opens a new door for worship by celebrating God in such a style. In Revival Rising  Open Heaven courageously claims the 70’s classic pop and offers it to God, as all genres should be—because ALL music was created by and belong to God. We should worship Him in all forms of it. Revival Rising is a bold album with refreshing melody and joyful lyrics, done with heart. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply …

Album Review ~ Marble & Mortar Vol. 2 By 29:11 Worship

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship Release Date May 5, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review 29:11 Worship’s Marble & Mortar Vol. 2 continues superbly, picking up where Vol. 1 left off (read the TBAP review of Vol. 1 here) by opening with the soft, slow and beautiful Messiah, a song that glorifies the work of Jesus on the Cross and adores Him for the life He earned for us. With its uplifting message and heart-shaking music, there couldn’t have been a better way to begin Vol. 2. In listening, the music induces an atmosphere where hope and mercy promised are not only felt in the air, but also descend into the deepest part of the soul. The rest of the volume follows in kind, producing an album-culture of complete surrender, heartfelt gratitude, and glorious praise of God for His mercy and magnificence—a true testimony of faith, hope, and love that promise to stand, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Marble & Mortar Vol. 2 uplifts the soul, glorifies the Son, displays the work of the …

Album Review ~ Death of Death by Life Church Worship

  About the Album Following the success of their new Switch album, Symphony (read the TBAP review here), Life.Church will release a new album from Life.Church Worship on May 3. Death of Death is a powerful album with beautiful, hopeful lyrics. The title track celebrates how Jesus conquered death by dying on the cross and rising three days later. Life.Church is a multi-site church based in the U.S. and is known for creating the YouVersion Bible App, which has been downloaded in every country of the world. Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship Release Date May 3, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Life Church Worship’s Death of Death begins softly but confidently with a message of praise and hope for what Jesus accomplished on the Cross. The entire album is an anthemic worship that lifts up the Name of God for His amazing redemption of man and His unrelenting love and pursuit of us, never giving up on us until we arrive at the full image of Jesus—a display of Easter at its core! Life Church’s …

Album Review ~ Control Vol. 2 By Joel Vaughn

Category Religious/Christian Genre Urban Pop Rating 5 Stars Review Control Vol. 2 begins with such energy and vibes that prepare the heart and soul for worship and praise, as is mirrored in the opening song, Unreserved. Joel Vaughn brings the flavor unique to him that breathes passion and unreserved surrender to a God he believes in, and this shines through in his voice and music. It’s impossible to miss—and almost unforgivable not to mention—the undeniable growth of the singer and songwriter in Vaughn. The increased confidence in craft is evident, amiable, contagious, and inspiring, as though Vaughn not only knows what He is about, but believes the truth preached in his music, lives by them, and now offers them to the world. Since Control Vol. 2 picked up from where Vol. 1 left off (read the TBAP review here), the same theme runs through—Letting Go and Letting God, which is the best decision any individual could ever make. The songs portray various situations and circumstances where faith may be tested, and the believer is reminded …

Album Review ~ Come Alive By Radiate Worship

Category Religious/Christian Genre Worship/Contemporary Rock Rating 4 Stars Review Radiate Worship’s opening inspires a glad heart and a joyful smile that wells from deep within. The powerful music of the overall album invites more than hand clapping and feet jumping; it goes farther to invite deep united worship in heart and in spirit, and in absolute surrender. The songs are heartfelt prayers that every worshiping believer can relate to, as it ushers one into the presence of God. And the bold instrumentals add life to the overall music, piercing the soul in a way that invites deeper worship. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to DREAM Label Group and DREAM Worship for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  About Radiate Worship Radiate has its origin in Pinsekirken Tabernaklet Ungdom in Bergen, Norway.  The members love to discover new and groundbreaking ways of doing worship. This is reflected in their music, where they wish to create songs that communicate both their …

Album Review ~ As Long As I Live (Vol. 1) By Canyon Hills Worship

Category Religious Genre Praise/Worship Rating 4 Stars Review There’s a softness to the overall music that invites listening hearts to dive deeper into God with heartfelt joy and love. The delightful metaphoric lyrics highlight the joys of a faith-filled journey that fully embraces God and His Word. In Canyon Hill’s As Long As I Live Vol.1, the heart cry and message to wholly love God just He loves us, and to trust Him, is a timeless message that the Church may be used to hearing, but one that will always resound no matter what. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to DREAM Label Group/DREAM Worship for a a free album copy in exchange for my honest opinion.   About Canyon Hills Worship Based out of Seattle WA, Canyon Hills Worship is composed of worship leaders and songwriters at Canyon Hills Community Church. Their songs include Peace, It Is Well, and Over All. Their mission is to honor God and offer hope to His Church …

Album Review ~ The Gathering By Casey J

Category/Genre Religious/Christian/Urban Worship Rating 4.5 Stars Review Casey J opens The Gathering in a soulful and deeply joyful manner that invites listeners to join as one in the majestic worship of God. The worshipful experience is classically unforgettable and contagious. With a voice so powerful and musically talented, and a heart obviously full of worship for God, Casey J has clearly been called to not just sing, but to lead others to do the same. The Gathering is a truly spectacular album worth the praise it’s garnered!   About Casey J Casey J is a native of Atlanta, GA. After working for several years as an elementary school teacher, Casey accepted God’s call and began to pursue ministry through music full time. In 2015, Casey J recorded her freshman project entitled The Truth (Tyscot Records/MBE), a collection of songs with corporate worship at their core. The lead single from this project, Fill Me Up, earned massive traction and ranked high on several national charts. Subsequently, I’m Yours, written by Casey, followed with similar success and …