With the release of its 11th studio album Revelation, Third Day's Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, Mark Lee and David Carr have hit new heights as Christian music's premiere rock band. Recorded in Los Angeles, the first time Thi... more »rd Day has worked on a project outside of the South, Third Day's signature rock sounds gets an infusion of new energy thanks to the band's new collaboration with producer by Howard Benson (Daughtry, Flyleaf, Hoobastank, P.O.D.). With his heart on his sleeve, frontman and principal lyricist Mac Powell gives voice to the emotions all believers feel as they attempt to reconcile everyday struggles with the hope born of salvation. Songs like "Run To You," "Born Again," "This Is Who I Am," and the first single, "Call My Name" are like musical stepping stones on the band's creative journey. The result is a new chapter in Third Day's story; it is truly a musical revelation.« less
With the release of its 11th studio album Revelation, Third Day's Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, Mark Lee and David Carr have hit new heights as Christian music's premiere rock band. Recorded in Los Angeles, the first time Third Day has worked on a project outside of the South, Third Day's signature rock sounds gets an infusion of new energy thanks to the band's new collaboration with producer by Howard Benson (Daughtry, Flyleaf, Hoobastank, P.O.D.). With his heart on his sleeve, frontman and principal lyricist Mac Powell gives voice to the emotions all believers feel as they attempt to reconcile everyday struggles with the hope born of salvation. Songs like "Run To You," "Born Again," "This Is Who I Am," and the first single, "Call My Name" are like musical stepping stones on the band's creative journey. The result is a new chapter in Third Day's story; it is truly a musical revelation.
Leah M. from IRWINTON, GA Reviewed on 1/11/2010...
Awesome! If you are a Third Day fan you have got to have this CD.
Joseph S. (hamsterdad) from GRANTS PASS, OR Reviewed on 8/20/2009...
If you are a fan of rock, whether you listen to Christian music or not, you will enjoy this cd. Thrid Day ahs a nack for writing hard edged lyrics, and on this album especially, they follow it with blistering guitar licks as well. This is a hard rocking good time for fans of great rock and roll.
Third Day's "Revelation"
Louie Bourland | Garden Grove CA | 07/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After three long years, the wait is finally over. Third Day is back with "Revelation", their first album of all new material since 2005's "Wherever You Are" and their first following the departure of long-time guitarist Brad Avery (this is his final album with the band despite not being credited as an official band member). Musically and lyrically, "Revelation" is loaded with all of the elements that make Third Day who they are. Their unmistakable Southern rock style is heard throughout the entire CD and singer Mac Powell's voice is still full of grit and passion. Above and beyond the music, Third Day's powerful Christian message and lyrics of uplifting hope and encouragement cut straight to the heart especially in the songs "Call My Name", "Let Me Love You" and "Take It All". "Revelation" also has some notable guest apperances from Chris Daughtry who sings backup on "Slow Down", Flyleaf's lead singer Lacey Moesely on "Run To You" and "Born Again" and steel guitar extraordinaire Robert Randolph who plays a mouth-dropping solo on "Otherside". With all this said, if you've enjoyed the music of Third Day in the past, you'll definitely love "Revelation". This is one of their strongest albums to date and definitely shows Third Day at their very best. Truly a Revelation indeed!!!"
A strong effort that includes some pop/rock gems
Michael Dalton | Eureka, CA United States | 07/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Third Day is in fine form on Revelation, their first new studio recording since Christmas Offerings (2006). With the departure of guitarist Brad Avery, whose contribution to this project is acknowledged by the band, Third Day is now a foursome.
From the opening "This Is Who I Am" the band makes it clear that this is a rock album. Don't expect to find any praise and worship songs. Third Day rocks hard throughout the recording, but they sound best when they are in the more moderate pop/rock mode. The melodies are stronger, which makes for better songs.
The best example may be the title song, which is a pop/rock gem. It starts off as a keyboard ballad that has a beautiful chiming guitar on the chorus. The song captures the feeling of what it's like to lose your way. The chorus is a plea for God to show one what to do. Even Christians lose their way at times. I appreciate the fact that this song and several others give voice to the struggles that are common to us all.
Another outstanding track is "Born Again," which is a duet with Flyleaf's Lacey Mosley. She also sings on "Run to You." Sadly, the words "born again" seem to carry a lot of baggage in our society. But this is the best song with those words that I have ever heard. This is a beautifully written and performed ballad.
"Today I found myself searching all these years And the man that I saw wasn't all who I thought he'd be I was lost when you found me here I was broken beyond repair Then you came along and sang your song over me Feels like I'm born again, feels like I'm living For the very first time in my life."
With it's poignant lyrics, dreamy guitar and peaceful sounds, this may be my favorite song. It's the ultimate soundtrack for making a new start with God.
"Slow Down" is a great blues rock song. Robert Randolph adds his amazing playing to "The Other Side," but the song is not one of the most compelling.
In contrast to the songs that give voice to our fallen condition, a number of songs are written from God's perspective, offering love, hope and comfort. The first single, "Call My Name" is a prime example. Drummer David Carr has said, "Sharing God's love with people has always been core to us. We want to reiterate that God loves us." Lyrics like this are comforting to me. When I am hurting, it's the simple truths that mean the most. Third Day has done an excellent job of gracefully weaving these precious realities into a number of these songs.
"Take It All" is an acoustic song of surrender. I would like to hear more of the acoustic side of Third Day.
This is a strong collection of songs that with few exceptions I took to immediately. Not having heard much of their previous work, I can't say with authority that this is among their best recordings, but I would guess that it's true. I would not hesitate to recommend this to Third Day fans and fans of pop/rock. "
Another Gem By Third Day
S. Peek | Rocky Mountains, USA | 08/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Third Day has been one of the premiere bands in Christian music for many years. In 'Revelation' they have put together another great album.
It is an album with great rock music, a solid Christian message, and superb vocals. Along with Mac Powell's trademark voice, this one features two songs that also contain the singing of Flyleaf's Lacey Moseley. Although they seem like an odd pairing at first due to such different styles, the combined effect certainly works well.
There are many very good songs on this CD. Some of my favorites include the following: Call My Name, Run To You, Revelation, Slow Down, Born Again, and Take It All. There are no bad songs in this collection.
I would srongly recommend this for any fan of rock and/or contemporary Christian music."
Josh | Ohio, USA | 07/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I hopped on Third Day's bus after the first Offerings album and have purchased every album since with the exception of Live Wire, which I have yet to buy. That being said, Revelation is an absolute must for fans of this band. The CD somewhat reminds me of Wire but this time TD sticks to their guns with a clearly Christian message in almost every song. I wasn't sure how Revelation would be without Brad Avery, but it does not disappoint. According to the band's website and the thank you's in the album, Avery still helped with Revelation. As a Daughtry fan as well, I was a bit disappointed in the minimizing of the use of Chris's vocals in "Slow Down"- he mostly just serves as background vocals- but the song is still very good. Flyleaf's Lacey Mosely also lends a hand in "Run to You", one of my favorites from the album, and also on "Born Again." Robert Randolph's phenomenal steel guitar also appears on "Otherside." Every song is exceptional, with the only weak point in my mind being "Give Love." "Revelation" was also a pleasant surprise as the rest of the song sounds quite different than the :30 previews, and "Let Me Love You" is another of my favorites. Oh, and then there's the #1 hit, "Call My Name", which I feel is very similar to Wherever You Are's "Cry Out to Jesus." Very nicely done, TD!"
Jo Bolerina | Atlanta, GA USA | 07/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent album. This may be Third Day's best album yet. Music, lyrics and vocals are well done. Love the guest vocals. I listen to this OVER and OVER."