Posted March 10, 2016
By JJFrancesco_NRT, Staff Reviewer
Taking many cues from powerhouse acts like NEEDTOBREATHE and Rend Collective, Consumed By Fire have offered an enticing blend of CCM and folk in what is sure to be a crowd-pleaser of an album. Be it upbeat fast-paced numbers like "Lean on Me" or more reflective ballads like "He Waits for Me," these guys definitely know what they're doing.
Perhaps the best song is the already released "Walk Through the Fire." With one of the more memorable and emotional melodies on the album, this track finds the band at their best both musically and lyrically. But "You and Me" also boasts some interesting musical support, with different instruments creating more exciting hooks and a bigger musical impact. The country sound permeating the songs is accessible and on par with gems heard on the radio, but it's definitely in the more experimental moments that Giving Over truly becomes an album that commands my attention.
The Bottom Line: Fans of southern-tinged pop rock may have just found a new band to keep their eye on and definitely some new tracks to put on repeat.
Song to Download Now:
"Walk Through the Fire" (Get it on iTunes here.)
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