For my 536th review, I am proud to announce the release of the album Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith by gospel and country artist Bradley Walker released September 6, 2017, on the Gaither Music Group Records label. Listening to this album, I hear gospel, country and bluegrass and a richness in Bradley’s voice. This album features such guests as Vince Gill, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent. and so much more. Among my favorite tracks on this fourteen track album was Bradley’s rendition of Amazing Grace, as well as I Will Someday, I’ll Fly Away, The Old Rugged Cross, Say Something and so much more. This album was well performed, recorded and produced. You can purchase this album on Amazon and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Detonation is a 1987 album by Bloodgood, a Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington. This album was released on the Frontier Records label. This album has powerful vocals and great guitar riffs. My favorite songs off this ten track album are Battle Of The Flesh, Self Destruction, Eat The Flesh, and Holy Fire. This album was well written, performed and recorded. I would recommend this album that is a fan of metal music whether they are Christian or not.
King of Kings is the second album by Christian rock artist Richard Thomas. This album was released on August 2014 on his own label. This album was driving from start to finish with great vocals and heavy guitar licks. On this ten track album there are great songs such as Zeal, the title track King of Kings, Everlasting, Holy Waters, Eden and others. This album was very well written, performed and recorded. I highly recommend this album to anyone that is a fan of Christian rock.
A Different Dream is the debut album by the Christian band The Key Of David released December 2016 on their own label. The songs on this ten track album were written by David Hirsch except for the song Take Me Back which was written by David Hirsch and Phil Keaggy. This album grabbed my attention on the very first track A Different Dream. Other tracks that I loved on this album were Bring It To Me (featuring the powerful vocals of Matthew Ward), I’ll Look For You, Pray The Pain and Saying Amen. I was very impressed by the vocals and acoustic guitar works of David Hirsch. This album was very well performed, recorded and produced by David Hirsch and Phil Keaggy. Whether you are a fan of Christian Music or music to relax and heal you will want this album. I woke up this morning in level 6 pain. By the time I finished this album I was back to the level 4 pain that I learned to live with. You can purchase this album on Amazon, CD Baby and itunes.
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow is an album by American violinist/singer Alison Krauss and the Cox Family, released in 1994 on the Rounder Records label. At the Grammy Awards of 1995, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow won the Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album. This twelve track album contains such cuts as Walk Over God’s Heaven, Where No One Stands Alone (written by Merle Haggard), Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (written by Loretta Lynn), Loves Me Like A Rock (originally recorded and written by Paul Simon) and much more. This album was very well recorded and performed. I would recommend this album to anyone’s bluegrass and gospel fan.
Beautiful Beginning is the second album by Jamison Strain, a dynamic worship leader and prolific songwriter based in Houston, Texas. This twelve track album was released in July 2016 on his own label. This album was very well written, performed and recorded. In addition to his tile track Beautiful Beginning, there are great tracks such as Enough, I’m Alive, Where You Are, I Sing, and much more. This is a great addition to anyone’s Christian library. This album is available on Amazon and itunes.
Walking in the Spirit is the debut album by Christian recording artist Gretchen Keskeys released January 2016 on Nashville-based Creative Soul Records She has a very soothing voice and this album was very well written, performed and recorded. My favorite cuts off this ten track album are the title track Walking In The Spirit, The Days For Faith, and It’s In Your Hands. This is a great addition for anyone’s Christian library. This album is available on Amazon, Itunes, and cd baby.
One Sided War is the seventh solo studio album by Stryper’s lead vocalist Michael Sweet released August 2016 on the Rat Pak label. This album has strong vocals and heavy guitar riffs. This album got my attention from start to finish. My favorite tracks off this album are the title track One Side War, Only You, Comfort Zone, One Way Up and much more. If you are a fan of Michael Sweet/Stryper or a fan of classic hard rock and Metal in general, One Sided War is an absolute must-have.