Fantastic Sophomore Effort
Posted October 09, 2013
Usually, when I'm looking forward to a second release from any great, new artist I get dissapointed. Glad to say that 7eventh Time Down has become one of the exceptions to that rule. Swinging from hard rock to pop, yet keeping that consistant vocal that suits both styles so well.
Pounding out the first track, Wait For You sets a great pace to the album. Gritty vocals over a straight up hard rock anthem and powerful drums. Great stuff!
Real life bad situations pointing toward running to the only one who can help is the topic of the Hard/popipsh The One I'm Running To.
Pop Hit Just Say Jesus comes up third with acoustic guitar picking layered over a great bass/drum rhythm hits. IMHO, one of the best Christian rock anthem songs of the decade.
The second hard biting anthem on the album, Good Life, gives a smooth vocal over crunching guitar and deep bass countered with intermittent distortion vocals and an interesting guitar solo / solo riff...just amazing.
Swinging back into pop, we hit Hurricanes with a great lyric about weathering the storms that come our way by anchoring in Jesus.
The next track is a nice, crunchy ballad showing heartfelt cry that whatever happens in life, it's only on Jesus we can trust because, or course, we have Nothing To Give.
Next up we hear a great opening riff followed by a slow burn build of a rocker called Shadow. Great musically, great vocally, great lyrically. Amazing Track!
Rockin', raucus, relevant Religious & Famous puts the spotlight off the band and onto their Creator. Really fun tune! Again, really fun riff/synchopation.
Free sounds very introspective. Gritty, pounding, broken with a rap section in the midst. Not unheard of but very well done.
Renegade seems like a last minute throw in. Lyrically and musically OK, but just not up to the rest of the album. Still a fun romp, but just not pointing in the direction of the rest of the album...
All in all, this is an exceptional sophomore effort. from our Kentucky friends. BEC has a definite keeper here!
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