Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
What About Now
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Christian
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Aileen R. (aileen) from N HOLLYWOOD, CA
Reviewed on 8/15/2008...
I like Christian music, but only when it is good. I believe these bands should stand or fall, next to other bands industry wide: you can have the right message, but if the music is half-hearted, it doesn't mean anything. That said, The Kry must surely be the best band in Christian ROCK, since Petra. They have their message AND the musicianship. Surely this band can spread their message honestly into the regular charts.
Special attention must be drawn to two specific songs: The Search and Jason. The Search is a song the equal of such by Yes, Dream Theatre, or Queensryche (actually better than Queensryche: they haven't had souls since Empire). Progressive rock, original, not derivitive, with an interesting mix of electric and acoustic guitars and middle-eastern percussion, along with interesting time changes and harmonies, makes the song. The song, Jason, is an instant classic, in the sense of ten years from now, this should be considered a classic rock song. It is certainly the equal of Baba O'Riley by The Who, or Limelight by Rush, and certainly the lyrical content is a bit more upbeat. Another song that stood out for being exceptionally good was By The Rivers Of Babylon. It mixed a campfire singalong atmosphere with some BeachBoys sounding touches. Potential classic. Christian, but esoteric feel.
I think this band will make it in the real world, as long as it remembers, a message does not a band make. They have done well enough so far, to maintain their lyrics, music, and atmosphere, as one focused whole. A five.
-D.A. Knight (Amazon.com)
A Strong Rock Effort from The Kry
Brent A. Mikel | Maysville, GA | 03/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While "What About Now" is somewhat of a departure from the more radio friendly songs of the past, do not allow the overall edgier sound of this album scare you off. After first listening to "The Search", I knew this CD would differ stylisticly from the previous ones. It quickly became one of my most favorite discs of all time. It still enjoys a great deal of spins on my CD player.One thing The Kry does well is create melodic rock that is both thought provoking and fun to sing along with while listening to it. My favorites include "Paradise," "I Believe It," "Over and Over," and "After All." While these four songs are more up-tempo rockers, there are plenty of power ballads, acustic gems, and mid-tempo numbers to complete the mix ("Time," "Down At the Cross," "Jason," "When You Die," and "What About Now"). "Down By the Rivers of Babylon" is a fun praise and worship number that could be sung in many church services.Whether you are a long-time "Krybaby" or a new convert, this CD ranks at the top when considering a good and honest rock and roll album. It combines the right mix of a hard rock edge with pop energy to satisfy many rock and roll fans."
Another great album by The Kry!
email@example.com | Deepak Williams, Denver, CO | 06/23/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'What About Now' is another inspiring album from The Kry that does not compromise, in any way, about its message of the cross but at the same time is up among any band that plays today, secular or Christian. The music and the lyrics are awesome and I believe people from all walks of life will identify with it. This album includes the hits 'Paradise', 'Over and Over again', and 'Jason'. There's a remix of the alltime favorite 'By the Rivers of Babylon' too. So if you're looking for some good music get to the nearest store and grab it as I highly recommend this album."