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Abandon
Abandon EP



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 5 tracks: 19 minutes, 12 seconds
Street Date: July 22, 2008


It's been three years, one EP, and one full length release since Texas band Abandon emerged, and they now have a chance to make an impact in the Christian alternative scene. With a new deal landing them on Forefront records, Abandon has released a self-titled EP in anticipation of a full album scheduled for next year.

The five-track Abandon EP is a tasty morsel of what is to come. "Providence" starts this effort ambitiously, with a nice modern alt rock sound that will remind the listener of Sanctus Real and The Afters. "Be Alive In Me" is a simple heartfelt song of dedication, where lead vocalist Josh Engler asks God to "Be alive in me. I know I'm Your's forever... So take me and shake me. I know I'm needing You to be alive in me." "All Because of You" slows down the tempo with a more straightforward worship feel. This theme continues through the final two tracks.

Musically, Abandon brings a cheery alt rock sound with plenty of catchy hooks. This well-excepted format brings many other bands to mind, including some traces of Switchfoot and Tree63. The lyrics are fairly straightforward, dealing with themes of desire, a need for Christ, and humble worship.

Abandon has put together a solid EP that will definitely create interest. While not groundbreaking by any means, this band is good at what they do. The only noticeably weak track is the final number, "Atmosphere," which is a mellow worship tune that fails to stand out. Rough spots aside, this is a satisfying listen and the future looks bright for Abandon.

- Review date: 10/14/08, written by Timothy Estabrooks of Jesusfreakhideout.com

 

. Record Label: Forefront Records
. Album length: 5 tracks: 19 minutes, 12 seconds
. Street Date: July 22, 2008
. Buy It: iTunes Music Store
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Providence
  2. Be Alive In Me
  3. All Because of You
  4. Here Waiting
  5. Atmosphere
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