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A bit disappointing to be honest
on 12 August 2013
I generally enjoy the Hillsong albums but this is without doubt the most disappointing of recent releases. Some great words and themes but much of the music seems to have lapsed into loud, semi-shouted anthems that seem to be pretty tuneless, repetitive and long-winded. Sorry, I'm probably sounding harsher than I mean to be but most of the first few tunes sound the same and seem to have about a 3-note variation. Where are the haunting melodies of previous albums that stick in the mind and are so memorable and moving? What has happened to the deep, soft, rhythmic drumming that has characterised some of the more recent albums? And where are the beautiful female voices from the likes of Brooke Ligertwood or even Darlene herself? Better towards the end with 'Man of Sorrows' and 'You crown the year' but overall not quite what we have come to expect.