Posted August 29, 2011
In the Hands of God is the final album to feature longtime member Peter Furler as the lead singer of Newsboys, and this is a great album to go out on. This feels like a worthy follow-up to 2006's Go even though it retains little of what made that album so great and feels a bit slower as well. Besides that, there are many noteworthy songs to be found here including the title track, "The Way we Roll," and "Glorious." There is also some classic Newsboys wit thrown in on one song which brought me back to the good old days of the band. (A really well done Celiene Dion joke.) The only main problem I have with the album is that it all feels repetitive and old. I know that I've heard the same album now for the past couple of years and I feel tired of listening to it over and over again.
Besides that little critique, In the Hands of God is a great sendoff to Peter. It showcases his great songwriting talent and amazing voice.
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