Detour 180's Slanted Records debut, Fighting for You is an aptly titled release. Since their small label, American debut two years ago, these New Zealand transplants have spent their time honing their craft, polishing their sound and touring all over North America. Fighting for You proves that hard work, perseverance and relentlessness, can pay dividends. No doubt the band's time in the "trenches" contributed to this album's deeper level of maturity and insightfulness.
The anthemic rock that comprises Fighting for You is tight and filled with plenty of hooks. Instrumentation and arrangements are polished and tight, but in some cases the production has left songs noticeably sanitized. A little guitar fuzz, keyboard fill or production ambience would have benefited the overall sound of the album.
What is evident is that considerable thought went into the theme, tone and arrangement of the songs. Fighting for You is an authentic, impassioned musical testimony of God's obsessive passion for His beloved humanity. For fans of Jeremy Camp, Building 429, Pivitplex and Bleach.
Bible Thumpin'!| Posted March 24, 2008
I saw these guys in their home country of New Zealand at a festival called Parachute. They were the only band (at a Christian festival) that cracked the Bible onstage and that chalked up a LOT of respect in my book. Not only is their music top-notch, their hearts are pure.
Great pop/rock band from New Zealand.| Posted September 07, 2007
This group played at the camp I take my students to in North Dakota. They did a great job leading the students in worship for the week. They had great servant's heart.
The CD is a good pop/rock/worship CD. The music is good but doesn't stand out from all the other pop/rock/worship groups. I like the CD mostly because I met the group.