Great Stuff!| Posted July 16, 2008
I took a shot at getting this cd by turning in my NRT points for it and i honestly got to say that i'm glad i did. I'm familiar with Michael Englishs music but more of his older stuff. In this album his style of music does change a bit but for the better. I love his new sound and his voice is the same but fits great with his new sound. This album is definitely filled with great lyrics and most of the songs, not all of them, speak of his redemption and making mistakes but also that our God is a forgiving God and he accepts us and is with us no matter what we go through. I love the cd opening song "Sanctuary". It has a nice soft rock tone to it. I also love, and is probably my favorite song on this album, "Break Through". The lyrics in that song are awesome and the sound of the song sounds like one that Casting Crowns would have done. The rest of this cd is great as well! Keeps your ears tuned! Michael English made a great come back on this album and i recommend it for all ears!
He's back . . . .| Posted May 28, 2008
I know, I know. The name Michael English immediately sparks a number of responses. However, I believe that redemption is possible, and that no one is never so far that He cannot be brought back home. Such is the theme of Michael's latest project. The CD is quite good. Since it had been awhile since I heard Michael sing, I wasn't sure what to expect. He sounds quite different in this CD. Gone are the southern gospel of the Gaither days and the polished pop of his early solo career. Instead, we've got a gritty, pop/rock sound that resembles Casting Crowns and Mercy Me. The theme is consistent throughout and the songs sound as though they could have been written by Michael himself (although they weren't). "Sanctuary" is a great rock opener. "Feels Like Redemption" and "Redeem Me" are great ballads. "New Day" is a fun-filled rocker. Weaker songs on the CD include "Break Through," "The Only Thing Good in Me" and "The Prodigal Son." All in all, an enjoyable effort from a familiar face with a bit of a new sound.