Aspects of Cut and Move are
Posted July 05, 2008
A dove award is one of the accomplishments for the band Day of Fire after their first album, Day of Fire. Even with a few solid radio singles Day of Fire still managed to sound too much like their peers, with their newest album, Cut and Move, they are out to establish their identity and show fans the constant need of God.
While “cornerstone” and “rain song” were popular and solid medium rock songs, on their self titled debut, Day of Fire’s music was nothing new. Thus they took up a new sound, which blends Lifehouse, Creed and Kutless Esq. rock music. The result is a gritty and edgy rock which sometimes sounds good, and sometimes doesn’t sound good. The first two songs “love” and “run” are hard songs, that don’t have great flows. “Love” sounds like a lighter Demon Hunter, with a disjointed tune, and rough vocals, while “run” is very repetitive and the rock is not flattering at all. The fast paced rock song “frustrated” may leave fans just that because while the hard rock is decent it isn’t anything new, and the finale “reborn” lacks a defining chorus.
However the solid rock that Day of Fire throws out on “hole in my hand” and “regret” are reminiscent of Creed, and are incredibly solid songs. The lightest song “when the light” lacks a decent verse but the heavier chorus has emotion and a good beat. The title track “cut and move” and “far and gone” are firm hard rock songs that are the meat of the album. “Far and gone” sounds of when it hits the refrain but its stays true enough, and “cut and move”, while it sounds gritty, is a fast paced rock song that is solid.
The lyrics have taken an interesting turn from their debut album, moving from more clear spiritual references to becoming a little vaguer when it comes to their faith. “Far and gone” possibly discusses asking God to stay with the singer where ever he goes. But the execution is poor if that’s the case (‘I’ll be holding on to your song till I find my way back home’). God’s name is never specified on “run” but it’s more than implied, with songs like “when the light” backing it up (‘A parable is told of seed that fell beside the road… A savior smile in my head’). While more spiritual references appear on “cut and move” and “reborn”, depression without much light show up on “love” and “wake me”.
About his bands accomplishments lead singer Joshua Brown says: "I want to show people the love of God in action, loving people for who they are.". his songs focus on pain depression and other of life’s problems, however the light does shine through. In fact with writing songs that more people can relate to while showing Gods love is a great combination that not too many artist pull off. Day of Fire’s music is in need of some refinement, because the skill is there, but there are just a few songs that sounds more edgy than cutting edge.
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