Irish worship band Rend Collective's fifth studio album As Family We Go released Friday and has reached the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Christian albums chart in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The album also landed in the top ten albums overall in seven countries including the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Critics are responding to the release with enthusiasm, saying "there are no weak points" on the album (PPCorn.com) and calling the music "a lot of fun!" (FOXNews.com)
Here's more of what critics are saying about As Family We Go:
"If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon, this album will have you begging to board...Before you know it you'll be clapping your hands, stomping your feet or bobbing your head in time."
"The entire album is excellent. Rend Collective continues to stand out in the Christian music world and continues to stand up for God's call and purpose for their music.
-- Worship Leader
"The songs themselves are vertical expressions filled with hope and joy rooted in the person and character of God."
-- CCM Magazine
"Another very enjoyable and energising album from one of the best Christian bands to emerge in the past few years."
-- Christian Today
"An album that will be loved by their ever growing fan base."
-- Louder Than The Music
"Rend Collective carry the mark of serious and powerful worshippers with a heart and ear for detailed multifaceted music. Their artistry shines through the music just as bright as their lyrics proclaim God's greatness."
As Family We Go follows Rend Collective's 2014 release The Art Of Celebration, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian & Gospel Chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Earlier this month, Rend Collective led worship alongside Chris Tomlin and others at sold out Worship Night In America events at NYC's Madison Square Garden, Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater and Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena. The group will re-join Tomlin on the second leg of his "Love Ran Red Tour" this October, and they are also gearing up for two headlining tours in 2016.