Room for Grey
Posted August 22, 2007
Upstart label SRE Recordings unleashes another talented hard rock band onto the Christian music scene with the release of Decyfer Down's debut End of Grey. With I Corinthians 2:13 serving as their motto, Decyfer Down delivers a truth-filled, melodic, sonic barrage on the ears of its listeners.
Decyfer Down's Caleb Oliver belts out vocals that are equal parts intelligible and affecting. His approach throughout directly compliments the tone of the candid lyrics. The other band members do a great job with background vocals that harmonize and reinforce the delivery. There is no need to search the songs for hidden meaning- the band's message is unmistakable and the delivery is vigorous.
Decyfer Down's melodic hard rock is intense, power chord-driven songs built on layered electric guitars and driving drums. End of Grey has an abundance of energetic guitar licks that reinforce the sound without overpowering the song. The band's musical skills are polished but their sound remains insistent. While most of the songs of End of Grey are hard-hitting and flow into each other, the band does a great job of giving each one its own identity.
End of Grey is a strong debut from this relatively young band and gives you another reason to drive with the windows down and the volume up! Decyfer Down's End of Grey conveys a message of blatant fidelity and unswerving hope, leaving no room to live in the grey area of the middle. Fans of Skillet, Nickleback, Crossfade, Project 86 and Red should check this CD out.
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