Shower Me In Halo Songs| Posted July 09, 2008
The Violet Burning have never disappointed. Their albums are, without exception, full of great grooves, intelligent yet heartfelt lyrics and, above all, passion. “This Is The Moment”, their 2003 release, seems however to take this to an all new level. Though probably not as innovative as “Plastic & Elastic” and not as emotionally gripping as their self titled album or “Strength”, all twelve songs are superbly crafted and completely draw you in. There are no filler tracks here, no songs that tempt you to skip ahead. Pritzl’s voice is amazing and has an intensity to it that is rarely matched in CCM. Musically and sonically I guess the only comparison that I can make is to that of Billy Corban’s groups (Zwan, Smashing Pumpkins), but the Violet Burning are not simply a knock-off, they are brilliant.
Personal Highlights: Lovesick / Lost Without You Near Me / I See Stars