Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Remission Flow: Light that Floods

Release Date: October 2012
Genre: Contemporary Christian, alternative, worship
Length: 54
Label: 7Core Music

Rating: 4/5

“Our vision is of God’s People united in worship, captivated by the word, lost in his presence! We seek freedom, unity, honesty and reality grounded in Jesus Christ.” - The Remission Flow

After hearing this band for the first time a couple weeks ago, saying we were “excited” is a bit of an understatement! The 7-piece band from Ireland really gets things right. Their debut album “The Light that Floods” was released late last year and all we can say is that it is such a shame we’re only listening to them now!

Looking at various interviews and descriptions of the band, it is so incredible to see how humble they are, how their passion for God emanates from each and every song, and how serving God and His people is their primary focus.

It is rare to find a debut album that possesses the variety of music that “The Light that Floods” does. It starts off strong with their single “Walls” – dare I say, slight “Snow Patrol-ly” (I apologize if the band do not approve of this comparison...)

The debut album by this Irish group proves to be one of the most interesting debut albums I have heard in a long time. The album brings forward a sense of worship that I, myself, have not experienced for a long while. I don’t know if it is down to any Irish music influences, or because they are a 7-piece band, but they definitely have a different (almost alternative) sound to both their melody and lyrics. You never feel as though this is simply your run-of-the-mill worship band. They don’t carry a sombre atmosphere throughout the album, instead they provide a variety of slower, more reflective songs, while still including  faster, almost “anthemic”, choruses.

Songs like “Light up” bring this awesome sound of intense piano and thunderous vocals; immediately following that song you move into “Wilderness”, possessing some similar vibes, but still different in its own right. The entire album seems to follow this pattern, there are no two songs that are alike, and yet the album flows (excuse the pun).

The lyrical pronouncement (strongly routed in scripture) is undeniable. Beautifully worded songs of love, and hard-hitting songs of worship, allow us to here a story all the while enjoying a new vibe.

Initially when I heard this album I was sceptical, Alex enjoyed the album right from the first time he heard “Walls”, I was a little more reserved and it took me a little longer to fall in love with the band. Once I did, however, I found myself constantly listening to album, louder and louder each time. The guitar intro for songs like “My Saviour Lives” gives you a glimpse of the talent that is to come from this band.

The melodious sounds of this new band make them one that needs to be checked out by everyone. I can almost guarantee that you will enjoy them.

The Remission Flood: the Light That Floods is a great starting point for a great band. Check them out and support them.

Song of the week goes to… “Walls”

Have a rocking week everyone

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