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Hail to the King
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 4 February 2009
Warning: If you are after a plain 'Popular' worship CD with all the hits on it, do NOT get this CD - get either Ultimate Worship (Vol. 1) or This Is Our God. If you want stg different however, then read on...

In LoTR, Tolkien describes how different languages spring from different cultures (e.g. smooth speech from the peaceful lands of the Elves & guttural, shrill tones from Mordor). The same can be said of ordinary Hillsong compared to this; ordinary Hillsong is great, but some of it can be hard to relate to as it comes from the other side of the world...

This CD is different though - it has all the hallmarks of Hillsong production, but with a strong ethos of Brit Pop/ Indie. In fact, this is one of the finest British albums I've heard in a while and is exactly what I've been seeking in a Christian album for a while - something that matches Brit Rock with Faith!

The first track is new and refreshing, with a powerful rhythm and compelling lyrics. The title track (2) continues this (although it goes slightly Spinal Tap when the guitar starts copying 'Swing Low, sweet chariot'!) Tracks 3 & 4 are also interesting & ethos-rich, although it is track 6 that is really interesting. Although I thought track 6 would be just like track 9 on This Is Our God (the beginnings of a song, but nowt else), I was surprised to find a fully fledged song that builds masterfully to its 'Same Power' mantra.

Track 8 & 9 are again surprising and interesting, and track 10 is something unusual in Hillsong - a full instrumental! Track 11 and 12 are a good swansong although (as with all Hillsong albums), the final track is disappointing.

Overall, the album is an eclectic mix of Brit Pop-esque Christian songs. Unfortunately, I can't yet describe them as 'Worship music' since the songs have yet to reach that memetic level where the melodies stick in your head for days and days and days...

But, in a way, that's a good thing - these songs are raw, gritty and potent and I'm confident of the fact that British Hillsong will soon leave its cocoon of experimentation, to outshine its own masters...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2009
An Excellent buy. The package includes a DVD along with a CD of the music. Fantastic Christian music for Worship.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2014
I received the product 2 months after the period that they said me but I'm happy for it and I can buy again with them
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 May 2015
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