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Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian
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Melanie B. (tamajinn) from WEST DEPTFORD, NJ
Reviewed on 9/19/2006...
Typical Petra-- high-energy rock with catchy choruses and a good message.
Robert N. from EPHRATA, PA
Reviewed on 8/23/2006...
Great Petra CD. Rocking as usual.
Unseen Power offers Petra with a few surprises.
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Unseen Power" sees Petra eager to duplicate the sound and power of its earlier hit albums like "Beyond Belief" and "On Fire" while venturing into areas which will leave a few fans suprised. Most of the tracks are outstanding, including the opener "Destiny", the ZZ Topp-ish "Ready Willing and Able" and the very catchy "Dance." "Hey World", probably the best tune on the album, sees Petra dealing with the tough social issues of abortion and suicide, something they've rarely touched on before. However, the cheesy "Who'se on the Lord's Side" and the weak "Hand on my Heart" makes a classic album a four star one. While it admirable that they experiemented, some fans will be wondering if they are listening to a Petra song or a R&B ballad. It also seems that some of the songs were rushed, maybe out of deadline reasons ("Secret Weapon" and "Sight Unseen" seem thrown together at the last minute) This can be blamed on the poor production work of the Elephante brothers, which tells me that Petra perhaps needs a change of producers. It still doesn't diminish a solid, if not spectacular follow-up to Beyond Belief. Definetely a must for any Petra fan."
"I wanna know, where do you stand?"
C. W. Fitch | Wichita Falls, TX | 05/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The name that means "rock" has spent the past 20+ years proving that they can do just that, and this is the ultimate example of their pure power. This is arguably Petra's hardest rock album, and to me, one of their best ever; from the opening clamor of bells that leads into the pulse-pounding riff of "Destiny", you know you're in for a thrill ride. The whole band pushes themselves to the limit on this one, and then goes a step beyond. The guitar and bass riffs absolutely thump on every track, and coupled with John Schlitt's nearly-impossible vocal range, it's enough to give me chills each time I hear it. The guys usually tack on a ballad or two to each album, but that's not the case here. They spend the entire album slamming, and only slow down near the end, and the last track ("In the Likeness of You") is just as beautiful as the rest of the album is rocking. Producers John & Dino Elefante wanted to go out with a bang, I guess; this marks their last production job for Petra. As far as I'm concerned, mission accomplished. This is one of Petra's most unforgettable efforts, and it's one of the true classics of Christian rock. It's almost ten years old, but it still definitely packs a punch. Get it, then give it!"