Wednesday, November 7, 2007

the Glorious Unseen album review

My homies Alan and Kandy Rae Baertschi recommended that i check out this new band called the Glorious Unseen, and well, what a find!

This great new worship band has basically come out of nowhere. This album of theirs, Tonite The Star Speak, is amazing, its raw, its emotional, and its a breath of fresh air to the current worship albums out there right now.

Not to take anything away from Crowder, Tomlin, Bebo, Third Day, Jars of Clay and others, but its kinda nice to hear something that isn't perfectly recorded, with perfect vocals, and perfect lyrics. TGU is soo raw in their writing style, it makes me think that i could have written it myself because of the simplicity.

There are a couple of signs that people will be begin to see that makes TGU different from other worship bands. First, they're signed to Tooth & Nail Records. This is a punk/hardcore label who became known with the signing of MxPx and Slickshoes back in the day. Currently they're home to some big bands like underOATH, Life in Your Way and other hardcore acts.

Secondly, the bands that are out supporting TGU are the same hardcore bands. with recommendations from mewithoutyou, the Chariot, As Cities Burn and others, you'd think this was a heavy album, but it is most certainly not

The feel of this album is slow, mellow, honest, artsy, and serious. some of the stand out songs are Tonite the Stars Speak, Forever Holy, and Close To My Heart. with great lyrics like "this is what makes my head spin - You're forever Holy." i just feel like the honesty is so poetic.

If you're looking for something a little different but not edgy or experimental, check these guys out, you'll be singing along in no time.

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