Worth Dying For returns with their third national release, Live Riot, recorded live at the Ammunition Conference in California.
Maintaining their aggressive rock sound with big guitars and driving loops, the band manages to capture worship like has never been captured on any previous album of Worth Dying For. "We have never stepped into the live worship recording before," says Worth Dying For's Christy Johnson. "For the first time, we get to interact with our fans and listeners and share what our worship to our creator is like in its most organic and raw form."
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Worth Dying For [Live Riot]| Posted January 29, 2012 With a mission to be not just a band, but a youth movement that can shake generations, rock-infused worshipers Worth Dying For returns with their third national release, Live Riot, recorded live at the Ammunition Conference in California. The band has been part of Ammunition Movement, the youth ministry of Calvary Temple of Modesto, CA. Now the band is poised to let their songs resonate in the hearts of the young people across this nation. Fans of Hillsong United, Skillet and Evanescence will be drawn to the guitar-driven rock sound and the fresh lead vocals of Christy Johnson and Sean Loche. Maintaining their aggressive rock sound with big guitars and driving loops, the band manages to capture worship like has never been captured on any previous album of Worth Dying For. "We have never stepped into the live worship recording before," says Worth Dying For's Christy Johnson. "For the first time, we get to interact with our fans and listeners and share what our worship to our Creator is like in its most organic and raw form."
The cohesiveness of this album is one of the highlights for me as the songs run in a track order that flows seamlessly from one song to the next similar to award winning Church Music by David Crowder*Band. "Rebuild" is a spoken word sermon/song that kicks off the album. I really like how the energy builds as Pastor Jeremy Johnson passionately proclaims: "His Word their Ammunition…Freedom was rising, the darkness makes attempts to attack the Light, but I have news for the darkness, it should have killed you when it had the chance!! It’s His Word, It’s time to finish the race, let’s run with endurance the race that’s marked out before us, let’s keep our eyes on Jesus, the Champion of the World, Can you hear it, Freedom is Rising!!” I knew I was in for a treat with that explosive beginning. The energy of the crowd and the rock intro leads into the anthem “Arise” with worship leader Rochelle Leguern proclaiming “Stir up Your Fire, Stir up Your Power, Let it Rise with me, Let It Rise, Arise, Arise from darkness into the Light, Arise, Arise, revival’s burning inside.” Amen to that! Worship leader Sean Loche keeps the flow going with “Never Look Back,” which has a Hillsong UNITED rock feel like “Break Free” both musically and lyrically.
"Love Riot" has a rock dance beat and Sean's lead vocals really grab me. I especially love the lyrics: "Love riot, turn the city upside down. Love riot, for the Name of Jesus." Christy sounds off with a catchy bridge and the song has one of the best musical beats I've heard in a while. "World Can’t Take It Away" and "Closer" keep the energy gushing with cool edgy rock beats and great guitar riffs. Some other highlights for me are "One Love,” “Higher," "Power of Your Love," and "Light A Fire" which all feature Christy's stellar lead vocals and are high energy rock worship songs. Sean leads “Taking Back,” which is a great message for the Church. Christy knocks it out of the park with her stellar lead vocals on the powerful closing song "Savior" which is a stand-out worship rock anthem and has a very catchy and convicting declaration: "We stand, we rise, we give our lives," which leads to the chorus “Savior, Savior...so come and release Your fire again."
I've long enjoyed the female rock vocal style of Evanescence and Flyleaf. Christy Johnson and Rochelle Leguern really displays a similar vocal style along with Sean Loche on the stand-out songs for me on this solid album: "Arise,” “Never Look Back,” "One Love,” "Love Riot," "Higher," "Power Of Your Love,""Light A Fire" and one of my top worship songs of the year, “Savior.” I love listening to this album during my commuting time when I want a pick me up album that glorifies God and gets me pumped about my faith. Live Riot is loaded with great rock beats, catchy melodies, and solid lyrics reflecting unashamed faith in Jesus. The live crowd response really engages me from start to finish on this very solid live worship album. If you like Hillsong UNITED, Skillet and Flyleaf, then you need to hear Live Riot by Worth Dying For.
Spryly bristled and fused in electronic rock music comes Worth Dying For’s follow-up album “Live Riot”, and as the title suggest in live version format. Based out of Calvary Temple Worship Center in Modesto,CA Worth Dying For not only delves into soothing ears, but awakens worshipers to arise and take action. The album is filled with highly energetic sounds and heart penetrating lyrics.
The first track Rebuild encompasses a powerful message that engraves the hearts of worshipers to “finish the race” by keeping their eyes upon Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2).The anthems commence with the pumping Arise calling this generation to rise up against the strands of this world with God’s fire and power. The upbeat pop rock Never Look Back takes center stage urging to leave all burdens behind at the cross and instead focus on the incredible freedom found in the “Love that saved us”.The 80’s pop rock slat Freedom Rising is rightly place meditating on the freedom found in this awestruck Love. The thriving Love Riot is finely arrayed in techno and rock medley.
The first half tracks are highly energetic and gently strides towards the anthem driven Risen From the Grave and into the anointed Closer. Live Riot consists of 17 tracks, in which all titillate listeners and at the same time cause a “riot”. The “riot” calls believers to wake from the norm and take on the militia of love against the powers of darkness. Live Riot is spruced in intense sounds and words that connect to a loving God that empowers to rise up and change the world.
Live Riot is not your typical “Praise & Worship” album, Worth Dying For takes modern worship music to a whole other level. Musically, it’s able to incorporate varying sound elements from heavy rock, electric pop to gentle worship tunes. Lyrically, it’s not only profound declarations of faith, but anthems that usher to the presence of the Throne, as well as activating believers to put on ammunition and activate as light.
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Incredible Sound!| Posted January 25, 2012
Man thes guys are incredible! This is the first time that I have really listened to Worth Dying For, besides one or two songs in the past. I am amazed to find a worship band that has such a solid rock sound but carries such an amazing passion for God. The passion is conveyed through their lyrics and their singing. I would highly recommend this group to anyone looking for some great worship music!
Good God!!!!!| Posted January 24, 2012
This album is everything I thought it would be and more!. Hearing their first 2 albums the first thing that came to my mind was "if they were to ever make a live album it would be absolute pandemonium!" And I say this not just because they are amazing and annointed artists but because in their studio albums you can feel the absolute provocation of the spirit of God! Worth Dying for definitely brings me to the presence! I truly cannot wait for the release!!