Amazing (last?) Album, Top 10 of 2008!| Posted September 23, 2008
I was sad to learn that one of my favorite alternative rock worship bands Delirious? announced shortly after releasing the amazing Kingdom of Comfort, that they were taking a break from music to spend more time with family and work on other projects. From 1997's debut Cutting Edge until now, Delirious? has consistently delivered that genuine Brit-Rock sound blended with unashamed preaching of the Gospel and is truly the original Christian version of U2, Radiohead and Coldplay and you can hear all 3 British influences on this amazing (last?) album, which is top 10 of 2008 in my opinion.
From the opening notes of the title track Kingdom of Comfort, I knew I was in for a musical journey with challenging lyrics. This album listens like 2 mini-albums in my opinion. The first five songs including the excellent single Love Will Find A Way and ending with Eagle Rider all have that alt. rock style and then the album becomes more of a praise and worship album starting with my favorite song We Give You Praise paired with the amazing worship song How Sweet The Name which I can imagine singing in church soon like former classics Majesty (Here I Am), My Glorious and I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever. The album builds from there to the powerful closing song My Soul Sings and the excellent radio mix of We Give You Praise.
This well may be the landmark album of the legendary career of one of the most influential bands in Christian music!
FAR FROM THEIR COMFORT ZONE| Posted September 24, 2008
After more than two years without a new studio project, veteran British rock/worship outfit Delirious? extends its relevance on the modern soundscape with Kingdom of Comfort. This time around the band drew inspiration from its travels to impoverished countries like Rwanda, Cambodia and India. The result is an extraordinary magnum opus reflecting times of deep introspection as well as a newfound commitment to compassionate outreach and social justice.
An otherworldly title track delivers a spiritual body blow right from the start, leveling an indictment against materialism (“Save me…from my unhealthy lust of material things”). Several cuts later, the urgent intonations of “Love Will Find a Way” reveal the band’s discomfort with feeding children in the slums and then staying at a posh hotel (“I stare in the eyes of this flesh and bone/I’m a tourist here, so tomorrow I go home”).
Just when things get intense, the quintet deftly unveils beguiling hymn “How Sweet the Name.” Showcasing Martin Smith’s stout vocal aplomb with Bono-esque fervor, the song presents a compelling reminder that “every soul needs a Savior.”
Synopsis: The group’s finest work to date, Kingdom of Comfort represents a band in its prime musically and far from being spiritually indifferent. Thank God for that. -- David McCreary
This review has been reprinted on NRT with permission from Christian Music Planet. Click here to visit ChristianMusicPlanet.com today!
Delirious? [Kingdom Of Comfort]| Posted September 24, 2008
The UK-based, RIAA Certified Gold-selling, globally relevant band Delirious? returns with their eleventh studio album, Kingdom of Comfort, set to release April 1, 2008 on Sparrow Records. Its first new studio album since the acclaimed 2005 release, Mission Bell, Delirious?’s Kingdom of Comfort questions everything, from cancer to consumerism, “five star” dreams to slums and poverty. It is an album that calls for sacrifice, social justice and love.
As delirious? Started preparing for this album they found themselves asking “what are we doing?” Are we building a kingdom of comfort? Or, are we building a kingdom of heaven? Their message was made very clear on the first track of this album. The song starts saying “SAVE ME, SAVE ME, FROM THE KINGDOM OF COMFORT WHERE “I” AM KING. It goes on to say PULL ME OUT, PLEASE GRAB MY HAND. I JUST FORGOT WHERE I CAME FROM.” This was refreshing to me knowing that I am not the only one that struggles. Everyone lives in a kingdom of comfort where they are king, but we must ask God to save us, save us from the kingdom where I am king to the kingdom where YOU are king.
The most recurring theme of this album seems to be to stop trying to do things on you own. Without God nothing is possible, but with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. This seems to be generic point but in a lot of today’s music this point isn’t as forward as it is in this album. It really challenged me to think about my relationship and walk with God. In this day and time we often think we have all the answers. This album helped me realize what I have struggled with for quite a while, our Lord God has ALL the answers. All we have to do it step out of our kingdom of comfort and allow God to be in control.
This album was traditional Delirious? with one exception. This album seemed to be more guitar driven and less of a string/orchestra or classical sound. It was nice to hear a little bit of a different sound out of the band while keeping the message and their focus on God the same.
On a bit of sad news, this will be Stew’s final album with the band. Stew has been the drummer for the band since their conception. Stew has been praying and listening to God. He could play with Delirious? forever but God has different plans for him, I guess you can say he is stepping out of his kingdom of comfort. Stew will still be actively involved with ministry in his church for the last 20 years, Arun Community Church. Stew says “thank you to all of you around the world that have not only sung the songs but are decided to a life of being true ‘History Makers.’ I am deeply proud to have been a part of this moment in history.”
I really enjoyed this album. This is the first review I have written. It is amazing how God works. The message in this album was exactly what I needed. It was refreshing. To the band I say --great job and continue following the path God leads you down. I am looking forward to the next album. God Bless!
Rating: 9.1 out of 10 (91%, A-)
Review written by: Ben Collins
Review can also be found at:
This review has been reprinted on NRT with permission from ChristianMusicReview.org. Click here to visit ChristianMusicReview.org today!
awesome !| Posted October 07, 2008
i love delirious's music! it is vibrant, passionate, beautiful, and glorifying to God. each song is unique and well written.... Great cd and i am excited for more !!!!!!!!!
Kingdom of Comfort| Posted April 03, 2008
Delirious? has done it again. They have managed to produce a truly amazing album filled with soaring melodies and reflective lyrics. Songs such as "Kingdom of Comfort" and "Give What You Got" allows us to look deep into ourselves and question the way in which we live. Musically, this album has a great variety of styles, from ballads like "How Sweet the Name" to straight up rock like "Stare the Monster Down". My personal favorite on this album is "Love Will Find A Way". However, there are plenty of other candidates for fan favorites on this album. This album is easily one of the highlight releases of 2008.
LOVE WILL FIND AWAY - SINGLE| Posted March 26, 2008
since this album hasnt been released yet i cant really review the album but the single love will find away that is gonna be on this album is a very good track which means this album could be one of their best