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This Is Life [edit]
by Hour6 | Genre: Pop/Rock | Release Date: June 04, 2013

Riding the success of their debut album and the fan base it helped create, Hour6 released their second full-length album in June, 2013, entitled, "This Is Life". Influenced by such bands as Switchfoot and Needtobreathe, this high-energy album grips you from their very first track, "Inside Out", and never lets go. Songs like "Fists On Fire" and "We Are The Ones" urge us to be bold in our faith and stand up for what's right, while "Right Now" and "A Lesser Man" touch on the personal challenges and sacrifices we all go through as Christians. Their message of "This Is Life" helps us remember that we're all in this together going through life's roller coaster, and their ballad-rock title track paints a perfect picture of how getting lost in our Savior can make everything around us fade away.

Track Listing
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01. Light on the Horizon
02. Inside Out
03. Right Now
04. Yeah, Love
05. This Is Lofe
06. Fists On Fire
07. Back From the Dead
08. We Are The Ones
09. My Whole Life
10. A Lesser Man
11. Greater Destination
12. Where It Starts
13. I Am Here

Entry last edited by NRTeamAdmin on 06.01.13

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Hour6 Is Worth Your Time | Posted June 11, 2013
Hour6 may not be a band on your radar, but a quick listen to their latest offering, This is Life, will give you a pretty good idea of why they should be. They do a great job at balancing an edgy, exciting, driving rock sound with accessible melodies. They definitely can stand toe to toe with many of the acts populating Christian Rock radio.
After a brief intro track, "Inside Out" kicks in and starts the album off with a strong rock entry full of catchy hooks and a head-banging beat. "Right Now" is a radio-ready ballad about devoting ourselves to Christ now and not waiting. The passionate chorus, "Right now I'm grabbing on / I'm holding on to You / Right now I'm giving all of me / I'll never let You go," makes this one a real standout.
"Fists on Fire" amps up the rock to its hardest level yet and produces an edgy guitar-driven burst of energy that is a true high point on the album. It's also a lyrical highlight with some honest portrayal of our need of God: "We're losing ground but gaining speed / we're tryin' to find out what we need / We're looking for you, we're tryin' to see / the truth is what will set us free / When all it takes is for one to fall / to set the chain that starts so small / Let's stand up tall with fists on fire come one come all.
Other highlights include the energetic "Where It Starts," the edgy "Lesser Man," and the anthematic "Back From the Dead." The latter has another standout lyrical moment in the intensely delivered: "Bang, Bang, Bang / Nails in my coffin, holes in my soul / In the light slowly fades / It's a shipwreck rising / a return like none before." The cheers in the chorus help to lift this one to one of the more memorable tracks as well as one that utilizes the best of both the rock and pop sides of the band.
The album is start to finish a solid pop/rock release with enough crunch guitars and rock melodies to make it appealing to rock fans while more than accessible to those who prefer the softer side of music. Hour6 blends these two sounds nicely and the result is a very compelling release that could position them to take a hold of Christian rock.
Closing Thoughts: 
These guys know how to rock and they know how to rock in a way that can satisfy both rock and pop fans. The music manages to feel fresh and relevant, making this a standout release. I'm curious to see where Hour6 will go next as this album is overflowing with potential and is on the cusp of something really good. Keep an eye on these guys. I think they're ones to watch.
Song to Download Now: 
"Fists on Fire" (Get it on iTunes here.)

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Pretty good, | Posted June 08, 2013
Pretty good album, decent songs, if you like them.  Best to listen to the previews and decide if you like it first, otherwise, you might wish your money back.                                                                                         . 

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