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Your Power EP
Label: Messageshout Records
Length: 3 Tracks / 13:20
Alive started as a rock band in 2001, but they reached a point where they realized that their focus was off. Several members of the band felt that they needed to re-focus but several others did not. This resulted in the band breaking up. A chance encounter at a gas station between the front man, Stephen Miller and Ryan Hudson ended up with the band being reformed with several new members (another old high school friend was also added to the group). The reformed group finds their focus and mission in Psalm 68:28 which says "Summon your power, Oh God. Show us your strength as you have done before". This is a group that says that their desire is to see God's glory as it was seen in the early days of the New Testament church.
This EP feels short with
only three songs, but to the project's credit each track is more than four
minutes long. The first track "God Indeed" is a nice pop rock worship
song that would fit well in the contemporary worship time that many churches
have. "Summon Your Power" is an interesting number with more sonic
material. It starts off with some hard guitars that soften once the
vocals begin. At this point, the song features more of a standard
mid-tempo praise and worship sound. It is good but doesn't provide
anything unique that has not been heard many times before. Unfortunately,
the song should have ended by the 3:12 point (instead of continuing
for more than
This is a group with some promise but they don't seem to offer anything unique instead sounding like much that is already in the praise and worship market.
Burton Wray April 23, 2005