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Leeland: Opposite Way

In 2006 the 5 piece Texas based band released thier first CD Sound of Melodies. It was a great CD drawing obviously on influences from Keane, Coldplay, and U2. There were a few really amazing stand out songs and I knew these guys could be amazing, but I didn’t find myself wanting to keep listening to it. It didn’t quite make it into the repeat pile. This was odd because the songwriting and vocal talent was really top notch, but I felt like maybe they were still finding their way.

In Feb 2008 They released their second CD Opposite way. I was waiting with eager anticipation to see if maybe they found their sound. I was pleasantly surprised when I popped the CD and was instantly met with some pretty killer stuff.

It still had it’s influences from Keane and Coldplay, but Leeland seemed to tap into some older style stuff as well. You get some great Phil Keaggy sounding vocals and melodies straight out of the Tom Petty play book. It makes for a real cool sound that is pretty fresh in todays industry.

The CD is worship based calling for a new kind of Christian to stand up and go against the flow. The lyrics are really dead on and brilliantly written. Leeland’s voice is superb and really blends well with this revitalized sound.

A real standout song for me is the track

Thief in the night
Great is Your love and Your faithfulness
It’s Your faithfulness that carries me
Many times I’ve run away
Forsook Your love and all Your grace
Still You call out my name
Yeah, You still care that I be saved

So I’ll sing the glories of Your name
Your awesomeness I will proclaim
Until You come, until You come and…

Take Your bride away
Like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
You’ll take us away
There is no one that can fill this void
Like You fill this void in my heart
My life is just a human one
But You pick me up and call me son
Speak, Lord, I am listening
Yes, Your child will serve faithfully

Like a thief in the night

It is not a blaring rock anthem CD, but it does have some great rock in it. What it does though is really take you in to worship and the airy sounds are perfect for that. This makes a great addition to anybodies modern worship collection

4 out of 5 stars

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Worth Dying For: release date April 15th, 2008

I got an advance release of a new band called Worth Dying For a few weeks ago. Before I get into the review let me preface that I was not paid off to like this CD as much as I do. I literally can’t stop listening to this thing.

With a mission to be not just a band, but a youth movement that can shake generations, rock infused worshipers Worth Dying For releases their first nationally distributed project. integrity

Worth dying For is a 5 piece band out of the youth ministry of Calvary Temple in Modesto, CA. They are the band for the youth movement in that area and lead singer Christy is the wife of the churches youth pastor. This is a fresh sounding band with obvious influence from Hillsong United, but have thier own original feel. Christy Johnson sounds similar to Plumb and some of the songs have an old school no doubt kind of feel. The other lead singer Sean Loche has a joel Houston sound but adds his own little touches. You hear the United sounding delay ridden guitars but your ears are also treated to a riff driven sound. Not jsut a buch of chords mashed together, but some really great guitar work that reminds me of what I miss about 90’s rock.

The CD starts out with some real killer amped up music and some veryh creative arrangements and then moves into a slower worshipful feel. The songs Let it out, Crazy and At Your cross are real stand outs.

I want you (thats everybody reading this) to think back to last year and how stoked we were waiting for the release of Crowders remedy CD. Ok got that in your head and how brilliant it was. Keep that enthusiasm now and order this CD because it is brilliant and I guarantee we will see more of these guys and we will be playing these songs in our services. Then after you have ordered it make sure you come back here and thank me for turning you on to what seems to be THE band of 2008. Enjoy!

5 out of 5 stars

integrity music

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THE NINJA WARRIOR MOST EXTREME YOUTH CHALLENGE:

On saturday I took my youth group to a local karate dojo that I rented out. I had met with the instructor there prior and put together a bunch of games. 55 to be exact. We met at 2 and ended at 5 and played around 12 or so games.

IT WAS AWESOME. we had team challenges, strength challenges and full on combat. Let me tell you this was such a cool time and the kids loved every minute of it. Because we didn’t get to even half of the games we are going to be doing it again in a few months.

I knew it would be cool, but I didn’t think that cool. I love pugel stick fighting.

FOR ALL THE VIDEO AND MORE PICS GO TO MY YOUTH BLOG

I saw this somewhere and this is really some wild stuff. I once went to a shrine to a sun god. I also went to a monkey god temple, but church of the Jedi…WOW!
They say Lucas is a prophet.

how about these teachings: Continue Reading…

Ed Young…gotta love’m

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