Seventh Day Slumer - Unseen: The Lion EP| Posted August 10, 2020 What You Need To Know
Seventh Day Slumber has developed a reputation for producing both quality crunchy hard rock as well as passionately delivered rock worship. The band spent the better part of the last decade or so mixing these two styles. After a slew of rock-driven releases, the band's worship side is ready to roar back with a vengeance with a two-part rock worship release that hits many of the genre's biggest hits of the past decade.
What It Sounds Like
While these worship cuts don't dial up the energy quite as much as the originals, Seventh Day Slumber, nevertheless, injects some of their signature style of guitar-driven rock into these popular worship tunes. "Reckless Love," in particular, sounds great with its new amped-up makeover. The song's iconic hook translates very well into a rock setting. Francesca Battistelli's "Holy Spirit" also gets the rock treatment. Initially a slow-building worship epic, this cover features punchy guitars and edgy vocals. "Eternity" offers an original break amidst the popular worship tunes; the song is one of the more low-key of the tracks. Nevertheless, "Eternity" fits in fairly well with some of the biggest worship hits of the decade.
"Eternity," being the song listeners are least familiar with, offers the most spiritual meat to chew on. Its chorus feels so relevant in what has been an unquestionably turbulent year, "Looking for flashing signs and wonders/Looking for saviors on our screen/But you are a God who speaks in whispers/Echoing through eternity/You echo through eternity." Whether it's the remarking on the depths of God's love for us or how God carries us when our feet won't, these songs touch on both our human experience and praise for the creator of it all.
Seventh Day Slumber faithfully delivers a fine collection of some of the most popular current worship songs, using their signature brand of guitar-driven rock energy. Definitely, a must-listen.