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Pioneering Christian heavy metal
Tom Richards | Vienna Austria | 03/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off - I love this album. Emotionally, I give it five stars, but some of that is nostalgia. Resurrection Band was the first true Christian heavy metal band, at least that I knew of. The fact that they all lived in a commune made them seem even cooler. Then there was the music...Rez band was heavily indebted to Led Zep in their opening album - the opener, "Waves," is patterned after Black Dog with a back-and-forth thing between vocals and a guitar riff. Irish Garden and Ananias echo Led Zep's acoustic guitar work, both folk and blues influenced. Irish Garden is gorgeous - the flute and acoustic guitar intro, clear guitar solo, kicking into the heavy metal verse. Ananias is a delta-blues song done on an acoustic slide guitar. "Awaiting Your Reply" is bold, daring, aggressive and an adventure.Why four stars? Production is poor - this album was recorded on a shoe string and it shows. A couple of songs are real dinosaur-plodders as well, particularly the title track. You need to be a fan of heavy metal and/or early Christian rock to really appreciate the album. If you are, or if you had the vinyl LP long ago, this CD is for you.The CD can still be ordered new at ChristianDiscs.com for retail prices. They also have "Rainbow's End," Resurrection Band's second album, and their last before "Colours" moved them to a 'modern' heavy metal sound without the acoustics, flutes, sax, piano, and the spirit of experimentation. Check out the website before you pay a lot for a used disc."
30 years ago it blew me away
Dewaine James | Granbury, TX USA | 07/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was living in Blanket Texas (google map it, its a real location) in the late 70's. This album came out and it had me from the first cut on. I could not believe a Christian band could be this "ROCK". I had the first Petra album (I meant "Upon this Rock" the real first album) and it was a fav but this one blew it away......
All these years later, and Amazon turns me on to it again... thank you Amazon because it is STILL GOOD. This band did more stuff, became more mainstream....etc..... but this album is Rez Band to me..... excellent."