Melanie W. (novelwriter) from SURFSIDE BCH, SC Reviewed on 9/8/2007...
This is a very good cd. IRIS to IRIS has a nice mix of Christian Rock and some acoustic Christian songs. I highly reccomend it for anyone who likes Rock or Christian music.
Powerful Rock with a Message
Douglas A. Cote | Central Massachusetts | 05/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Building 429 continues to impress me with their individual brand of power/alternative Christian rock. I'm a rocker from way back and not one with a Christian background, yet I am completely sold on this band, its music and its message. To me, this band is the gold standard in the Christian Rock genre and, to be honest, they out-class most bands in any other form of contemporary rock currently on the market.
Like The Space In Between Us and Rise before it, Iris to Iris contains a blend of songs that will grab you instantly and won't let you loose until the last note fades away. I'll forego a song-by-song review of the CD, since you'd be better advised to buy the CD and make a personal assessment yourself. That is, afterall, the whole point.
Do yourself a favor, buy this CD, plug it into your CD player, MP3 player or whatever, and let fly. You'll be impressed with the sweeping variety of melodies, each with their own character and delightful hook. The signature lead vocals, backed by first class harmonies and first rate musicianship will do the rest.
There just aren't enough good things to say about this band and their musical vision. Buy it."
Solid Rock Worship Album
Kevin R. Davis | Perkasie, PA | 10/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Building 429 hit the scene big with their debut single Glory Defined and their solid debut album The Space In Between Us. Their style had a bit of grunge mixed with solid worship lyrics, fitting since the band name is based on Ephesians 4:29, which is a great life verse. After much acclaim and a Dove Award for Best New Artist 2005, Building 429 came back with a somewhat more rocking Rise, with the hit song Fearless.
Iris To Iris is the third and final Building 429 album on Word Records and is actually my favorite overall. The band certainly toned down and the grunge influence seems gone. This album is easily the most worship focused as evidenced by the stand-out songs Power Of Your Name, Majesty, You Carried Me and a great re-write of Grace That Is Greater. My favorite overall song is Singing Over Me, based on Zephaniah 3:17. This is a solid rock worship album and if you like Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns or MercyMe, you should enjoy Building 429."
Crystal K. Inman | Toksook Bay, AK USA | 10/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this because of hearing some of the songs played on the radio!! I've wanted to get a cd of theirs for a long time because of their previous projects!!! I know they're an inspiring and committed band because their song(s) have been on WOW cd's before!!! I highly recommend this if you need a reminder of God's constant care and love!!!"