Unseen: The Lamb EP
Posted August 19, 2020
By RyanAdams_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What You Need To Know
Seventh Day Slumber's newest project will be its third contemporary worship-based project. Previous albums include 2009's Take Everything and 2013's Love and Worship, the former containing a multi-million streamed cover of Hillsong Worship's famous worship hit, "From The Inside Out." Seventh Day Slumber's newest music, Unseen: The Lamb, contains three covers of popular worship songs, as well as two originals pieces.
What It Sounds Like
Compared to their previous worship albums, this EP has more rock elements, including some more prominent bass and commanding drumming. Lead singer Joseph Rojas's signature vocals are clear and passionate. The violin and piano music on the album makes enhance the worship atmosphere on the album.
Unseen: The Lamb EP is a worship-focused project, so I can confidently say each song has great spiritual content. It opens with their cover of "Waymaker" by Michael W. Smith, followed by two original songs, "Unseen" and "Branches." Both songs are full of biblical praise. On the pre-chorus, Joseph Rojas sings "There's a glory that awaits/Everything I hold will pass away." This message is echoed throughout the song: remember to set your mind on eternity, which is unseen.
Joseph praises God in "Branches," praising Him for His works in heaven and reminds us to fix our eyes on God's creation around us on earth. Poetically, Joseph sings, "We lift our praises high/We lift our hands like branches/To the sky" The EP closes with "What A Beautiful Name" by Hillsong Worship and "Run To The Father" by Cody Carnes.
Of the two originals, "Unseen" is better, though not by a long shot. The clap-backed, easy-going verses lead well into the choruses. The first chorus' transition is perfect, cutting some music out for a moment before it all comes back in full blast. There is exceptional musicianship throughout the song while the vocals accompany well. Of the covers, "Run To The Father" has the best balance of heavier rock elements while capturing the melody of the original. Thematically, it fits well also, since several Seventh Day Slumber songs focus on the fatherhood aspect of God and the fatherhood of the lead singer.
For Fans Of
Disciple, Jeremy Camp, 7eventh Time Down
The band's unashamed faith in Christ roars loudly in Unseen: The Lamb EP. The Seventh Day Slumber's rock sound is skillfully infused in the worship style, resulting in more unique covers and sounds than previously done by the band. However, there were moments where I felt distracted from the words due to the overpowering sound. It's not always that way, but it's noticeable more on the covers. Unseen: The Lamb is the second half Seventh Day Slumber's worship project.
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