Red's "Innocence & Instinct": A Review
Posted February 10, 2009
by Kyle A. Kiekintveld
“Innocence & Instinct” is an album that would be very hard to improve upon. It has guitar riffs that any rock fan would love, loud lyrics that remain approachable and a fair amount of originality. The content of this album is strong. While it is not the most overtly Christian album ever, it has its moments.
This album deserves to stand with the better Hard Rock albums, secular or not. It is a good mix between hard tracks and mellow tracks, while never moving away from the bands obvious strengths. Strong lyrics, great loud and bold instrumental work with a dash of softer emotion.
The album has a cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” that quickly became my favorite track on the album. I am not a huge Duran Duran fan, and am often against putting covers on albums (unless they are live albums), but this cover blows the original out of the water. It is simply a stunning cover of an amazing song.
“Death of Me” is one of the hardest cuts in the album. The song centers around inner demons, but being one of, if not the hardest song on the album it is still approachable. The lyrics are well crafted. The guitar riffs are fresh and vivid. The bass on the track is deep and rumbling.
Author’s Note: This is another album I really want to give a five. It is really hard to not give it a five. Perhaps the only thing that holds me back is the question of will I listen to it with the same frequency in a month? In two months? It is a GREAT album. If you like Hard Rock this is one of the better albums I have listened to in a VERY long time.
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