WORSHIP FOR THIS GENERATION
Desperation Band, featuring worship leaders/songwriters Jared Anderson, Jon Egan and lenn Packiam captures live worship and perhaps its best effort to date on Everyone Overcome. Past efforts served their purpose and audience well, but this project propels the worship outfit to another level.
The sound of Everyone Overcome is still characteristic Desperation with extra guitar, turntables and crowd participation. But the more indie rock groove and ethereal compositions give the songs and the record a more personal, authentic atmosphere. It makes for a very appropriate comparison to Hillsong United. The joyous message and fresh beat of Counting on God is a terrific discovery, while the experience of Overcome into Maker of Heaven launches the record in expansive live worship.
The song craftsmanship on Everyone Overcome covers a broad scope of worship styles. Anderson, Egan and Packiam (and anyone else involved in songwriting) hit their stride, offering upbeat, convincing words that speak to unwavering confidence in God. Desperation Band, its worship leaders and the congregation at New Life Church in Colorado Springs faced startling, tragic moments this past year. The triumphant words and sounds of Everyone Overcome are an example of their spirit and decision to be Gods voice of joy to this generation.
JACKIE A. CHAPMAN- CCMMagazine.com