Get the new album from Psalm for free!

Get the new album from Psalm for free!

JFH Staff Review


Remedy Drive, Resuscitate: Acoustic Sessions
CLICK COVER TO ENLARGE

Remedy Drive
Resuscitate: Acoustic Sessions



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 10 tracks: 36 minutes, 54 seconds
Street Date: June 4, 2013


After releasing Resuscitate in 2012, Remedy Drive has decided to put an acoustic spin on the album. Bringing listeners and fans Resuscitate: The Acoustic Sessions--which contains all ten songs from Resuscitate completely re-recorded--Remedy Drive scales their album down a few notches, while still maintaining the integrity of the original recordings.

Due to the nature of their music, it seems that transposing their regular tracks into acoustic ones would flow almost seamlessly; they're still capable of providing a "full" sound on most tracks, and either version of the songs could be potential hits on CCM radio. On many of these songs, there isn't a ton of distinction between the original recording and the acoustic recording, except for the swapping of electric for acoustic guitars and lighter percussion on the songs. While these tunes sound good electric and acoustic, it may be too familiar and repetitive for listeners who purchased Resuscitate previously, while more guitar-driven tracks like "Resuscitate," "Glory," and "Make It Bright," provide the exception. On the acoustic versions, it's easier to distinguish vocal capabilities and harmonies that are sometimes overshadowed by the other instruments on the regular album. Also, it's interesting to note the arrangements regarding the original album vs. the acoustic one. For the acoustic versions, they obviously lack electric guitars, so Remedy Drive reworked the guitars and utilized other instruments, such as a heavier piano, to carry out some of the driving riffs that otherwise are filled by the electric guitar on the original studio recording. These different additions and switches help give some distinction to this acoustic project, and help the album stand on its own, apart from the record it spawned from.

If you're a die-hard Remedy Drive fan, just getting into their stuff, or simply looking for some new acoustic tunes to spice up your playlist, then Resuscitate: The Acoustic Sessions may be what you're looking for, but if you're on the fence about acoustic records, or already own Resuscitate and aren't completely over the moon with Remedy Drive, then you might want to pass on this one, or just check out your favorite tracks from Resuscitate and hold out until their next original release.

- Review date: 6/2/13, written by Cortney Warner of Jesusfreakhideout.com

 

. Record Label: Centricity Music
. Album length: 10 tracks: 36 minutes, 54 seconds
. Street Date: June 4, 2013
. Buy It: AmazonMP3

  1. Better Than Life (3:49)
  2. Lost Cause (3:42)
  3. Resuscitate Me (3:45)
  4. God I Hope So (4:07)
  5. What Are We Waiting For (3:42)
  6. Don't Forget (3:00)
  7. Make It Bright (2:47)
  8. Crystal Sea (4:54)
  9. Glory (3:41)
  10. Hold On (3:32)
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

Leave a Comment

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 

JFH Sponsor Spot:

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from Connor Flanagan!

Search JFH



Music Out This Week

This Thursday, November 15
KJ-52 & Spechouse Mostest Wonderfullest Time of the Year (independent)

This Friday, November 16
Amongst the Giants Obscene [RockFest]
Bryan & Katie Torwalt Praise Before My Breakthrough [Jesus Culture]
Casting Crowns Only Jesus [Reunion]
Brooke Fraser B Sides [Wood and Bone]
Koryn Hawthorne This Christmas Live - Single [RCA]
Mallary Hope Me - Single [Curb]
Love & The Outcome These are These Days (Deluxe) [Word]
Kevin Max Romeo Drive [Blind Thief Recordings/The Fuel Music]
Memphis May Fire Broken [Rise]
NEEDTOBREATHE Acoustic Live Vol. 1 [Atlantic]
Peabod Neverending Christmas - Single [Centricity]
Shane & Shane A Worship Initiative Christmas, Vol. 2 [WellHouse]
Steve Taylor Squint (Digital Debut) [The Fuel Music]
Victoria Victoria EP [DREAM Ohana]

NEXT Tuesday, November 20
David Dunn Star EP [BEC]
Josh White & Josh Garrels Josh White & Josh Garrels EP [Gospel Song / BEC]


For all release dates, click here!
 


New Music Reviews


Listen to the new episode of the JFH Podcast!

New Indie Reviews


New Movie Reviews


Free MP3 Downloads