This is an excellent CD. I have always loved Avalon, even with the changes in the group, they have great words, and the musicians are top notch. This is one of my favorite groups and they didn't disappoint with this CD. I love the last song especially because it is a worship song.
This is a great cd! This anointed group and cd, will encourage you and lift your spirit. This cd has relevant and good music. The lyrics are great! I also found the music entertaining and it keeps my attention. I like all the songs on this cd unlike other cds I have bought where I only liked one or two songs. You will be blessed. I don't get tired of listening to these songs! They are catchy and great songs by themselves. The songs have great messages. This cd has helped me grow closer to God, grow in my walk/relationship with God, and want to know God in a new way. This is a different sound for Avalon, and I don't know if Avalon will continue with this type of sound in the future. But it is a refreshing, change of pace from their last cds. The music is not too rocky in my opinion even if it sounds a little rockish from the song clips. The Rockiness (dont know if that is a word) does not overpower the music. The new members blend really well. Some of the past Avalon members left for various reasons. Jody McBrayer had to leave because of cardiac problems and Melissa Greene left because she felt God had called her to be a music minister and serve at a church. Every person of the current Avalon lineup has a great voice. These are some of the best voices I have heard of or seen anywhere, including cds, concerts, tv specials, etc They are amazing voices. I do have one thing I wish was added to the cd. I do miss a ballad soulful type song sung by Janna like "When the Time Comes, Cant Live a Day, I Dont Want to Go, etc But the song Destined on this cd comes really close. I highly and strongly recommend you buy this cd if you like Contemporary Christian music, or even just good music. This is an enjoyable cd. This is an A+ effort by Avalon. I give it five stars.
Yes, there is lots of "Newness" to Avalon's latest release, but it still has the same moving message, powerful pipes and strong sound. From Destined onward, there's a crescendo effect with Holy being a great ending. Only thing really missing is a song showcasing Janna's range. Well done!