CD Reviews

The Union Of Sinners & Saints - 'The Union Of Sinners & Saints' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/34/d7/83/the-union-of-sinners-and-saints-the-union-of-sinners-and-saints-85-1488138187.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     February 26, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
964   0   1   0   0   0

If you aren't that bothered by Christian lyrics and love well played Hard Rock, then 'The Union Of Sinners & Saints' is an album many of you will love.

The Union Of Sinners & Saints is, I suppose, what you would call a "super-group" in the field of Christian Rock featuring, as it does, members past and present of Whiteheart and Petra – namely Billy Smiley, Anthony Sallee, Jason Fowler and the superb Petra vocalist John Schlitt. There's also the added bonus of Dann Huff writing and playing on a couple of songs. I hope that made many of you sit up and take notice? On this self-titled effort, you'll find nine brand new songs plus glorious re-workings of Petra's 'Beyond Belief' and 'Independence Day'. I'm aware that some music enthusiasts don't like preachy lyrics because people find them off putting. On this album, however, they aren't as up-front as on some other Christian albums which makes this release more of a straight-ahead Melodic Rock album than it does a Christian one.

'Rise Up' starts things off with a bang. Schlitt is on fine form and his amazing voice immediately grabs your attention. When surrounded by the calibre of musicians and song-writers that he is, you know right away that you're listening to something special; this track also features Huff on lead guitar.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music


'Brother To Brother' follows and it's just a great song, full of lovely melodies and is catchy as hell (can I say that?). 'The Things We Do' has a Funky edge to it whilst 'Old Guys Rule' sees TUOS&S playing with an almost Punk-like attitude and enjoying themselves immensely as they do. The mid-paced ballad 'My Offering' is just another wonderful track and finally, of the new songs, we have the very Whiteheart-like 'Bittersweet'. A track that is again loaded with attitude and shows that "old guys" do still have what it takes to write and record great music. Also, let's not overlook the two re-workings of '...Belief' and '...Day' which have always been great songs and both work so well on this new record.

I've got to say that if you aren't that bothered by Christian lyrics and love well played Hard Rock, then 'The Union Of Sinners & Saints' is an album many of you will, just like me, love. If, however, Stryper, Petra, Bloodgood and their ilk don't float your boat, then I'd avoid this release.

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  February 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 46 minutes ago
  • JoannaNor : Make sure folks see your posts, in addition to for this that occurs, you must make them follow you first. You may be surprised how well that works. You are able to request only once each day. Get Free online instagram bot from real people! It's not necessarily realistic to enhance a follower bottom level from the damage. Even if you prefer new followers you will require some simple count number as proof of your trustworthiness. Now you can just secure unlimited followers within fe
  • Berny : @Rob: Done! :)
  • robmckenzie : Hi Bernie, urgent change please. In the Moonkings concert review - please replace "the original John Syke's one" with "obviously his sublime '1987' album version"
  • Berny : Anyway, we posted 90+ album & live reviews in February. Please enjoy & share!
  • Rocktopia Te : Don't trigger CEB, you know what will happen ....
  • Berny : None that I am aware of ... BRUCE??? :D ;)
  • Hysteria : @ Berny: So no adult toys in the Rocktopis shop?? :D
  • Berny : Apologies for the "Shout Here" spammers. We'll take care of this issue asap.
  • Hysteria : Very cool video Berny!!
  • Berny : Check out our brand new lyric video for Royal Hunt's 'A Million Ways To Die'. \m/
  • Berny : We posted 242 reviews (225 albums & 17 live reviews) in January. Enjoy :)
  • Rocktopia Te : TENGGER CAVALRY UK music video premiere on Rocktopia! Check out the news section!
  • Berny : @impellitteri: Can you please contact me at «email» ? MAny thanks in advance!
  • impellitteri : Why?
  • impellitteri : I'm triyng to buy in the shop but I can't, a message say "user registration is disabled, it must be enabled in order to proceed"
  • Berny : @GuyManning: I forwarded your mail to our reviews editor who will get in touch with you shortly. :)
  • GuyManning : Hi any chance of seeing the DAMANEK review?
  • Rocktopia Te : We wish you a Merry Christmas! : - )
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #81 is out now!
  • Rocktopia Te : DELAIN! MARILLION! AMARANTHE! LYNCH MOB! METALLICA! Check out the latest LIVE reviews!
  • SeaDog57 : Berny can't seem to find the download link for the free music of Fireworks #80
  • Rocktopia Te : AMBERIAN DAWN premiere their new music video for 'I'm The One' on Rocktopia!
  • Johns Band : Boulevard "Luminescence" is superb album, and Accept "The Rise Of Chaos" you can find review in Fireworks issue 80 . Same with Black Country Communion "BCCIV." All with Band interview & album review in issue 80
  • Rocktopia Te : Rocktopia interview JOEY TEMPEST of EUROPE and premiere THE UNGUIDED's new video!
  • Berny : You can now pre - order Fireworks Magazine #80! Please follow this «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : Great interview with JON STEVENS (INXS, Noiseworks) is now online! Check out the review of his latest album, too.
  • Berny : Rocktopia EXCLUSIVE music video premiere: H.E.A.T - 'Redefined'!
  • Rocktopia Te : Discover new music with Rocktopia: Today we posted 20 new album reviews! More to come ...
  • Berny : @Johns Band: Thanks! Can we expect a review from you in the not too distant future? :) Having said that, I'd like to thank you for all your support! I know that our forum is far too 'silent' at the moment, but this is going to change soon. Watch this space & once again: THANKS! ... ;)
  • Johns Band : Good post for THE WHO "TOMMY LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL" I have pre - order double CD version.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle