Great Artist| Posted November 19, 2012
Casting Crowns knows how to beautifully craft songs. I am a song writer myself so I am very chritical on how songs are writing technically, and how they are worded. However, I don't think I have ever had a problem with his songs. The songs are unique and original. I've never heard anything like them. There is truth in the lyrics and inspiration can be found in each song.
Lifesong (Dual Disc)| Posted November 14, 2011
Casting Crowns is an amazing band that crafts beautiful songs that not only inspire on a musical level, but also engage you and cause you to evaluate your own life and think about things on a deeper level. This release has many songs that have ministered to me over the years. A well crafted album throughout.
This release features extras in the way of upgraded audio features and bonus video content. A great addition for anyone who can take advantage of the audio aspect or wants a little more than the regular release provides.
Excellent| Posted September 18, 2010
Usually I don't go for the contemporary style of music (It's cool just not my favorite) but Casting Crowns truthful lyrics shine through the genre. The beautiful "Stained Glass Masquerade" is sadly very true in the North American church. We all wear masks to hide our pain when the Bible (and psychiatrists)tell us to share our burdens with each other. "Love Them Like Jesus" gently shows us how to love those in grief and troubled times. "Set Me Free" was especially powerful to me because of the struggles I have faced (and continue to face) in my journey. And finally, I truly enjoyed worshiping to "Lifesong" which reminds me how small and broken we are and how big and perfect God is. I'm not liking the direction Casting Crowns seems to be going lately...I think they are starting to lose the cutting edge honesty that makes them so unique. However, this album has remained one of my favorites and gives me hope for the church and for us, broken, stumbling, Christians.