Listen to the new album by Elias Dummer!
Listen to the new album from Elias Dummer!

JFH Staff Review

Audio Adrenaline
Audio Adrenaline

Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 11 tracks: 45 minutes, 18 seconds
Street Date: 1992

When it comes to Audio Adrenaline, a new sound is always being experimented with on each project they release. However, nothing they have done in the past 10 years can even be compared to their self-titled debut back in 1992, which may explain why they weren't recognized until their 1993 smash hit "Big House." The AA boys showed early on that you can be in a Christian band with positive lyrics and still have fun all in the same.

For those who aren't into good ol' rock n' roll with a little bit of rapping on the side, this album may not be for you. The album opener "One Step Hyper," the techno-flavored anthem "Revolution," and "Life"(a song stressing the issue of one's mortality and how life passes us by if we don't watch what we say and do), all contain pop/rock elements along with some rap vocals by frontman Mark Stuart. Probably the best song on the album would be "P.D.A.," another rap lyric-fused pop/rock song about displaying the love of God to those we come in contact with and not keeping it to ourselves. Well-layered melodies and smooth vocal harmonies acentuate the songs "What You Need" (about developing a personal relationship with Christ), as well as the tender ballad "Who Do You Love." Much of the album combines live instrumentation with drum machines, seeing as how Audio Adrenaline did not acquire a full-time drummer until the 1996 Bloom tour. Regardless, it doesn't take away from the craziness displayed in the tracks "My God" and the preceding track "DC-10" (which could have done without being remade as a swingabilly song on the band's 1999 album Underdog).

As with some debut efforts, AA's self-titled album does have a few flaws. "J.E.S.U.S. Is Right" includes a well thought out message, but eventually gets a little too repetitive as the song title is mentioned several times throughtout the duration of the song and serves as the only chorus. "Audio World" is another track that doesn't do bad lyrically, but tends to have a melody that drags on a little too much, which starks in contrast with most of the album. This project may not be to the liking of anyone who is more a fan of efforts such as "Bloom" and "Some Kind of Zombie," but did serve as a predecent to the band's abilites to develop into a maturer sound of mind. True fans of Audio Adrenaline should not pass up this album especially since one can find it for 75% off its original retail price these days. Audio Adrenaline continues to remain one of the most powerful rock acts out in the music world today.

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 2/12/03, written by Paul Portell for

Get the new book by Tanner Olson!


JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents

Audio A has grown in leaps and bounds since their 1992 debut. Although abhored by the band, their debut has a few memorable tunes including the in-your-face "My God," the Beastie Boys-esque "DC-10" and the catchy pop of "Who Do You Love" and "What You Need." - 12/23/04, John DiBiase



Buy This CD Online

. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Forefront Records
. Album length: 11 tracks, 45 minutes and 18 seconds
. Street Date: 1992
. Buy It:

  1. One Step Hyper
  2. What You Need
  3. Who Do You Love
  4. PDA
  5. The Most Excellent Way
  6. J-E-S-U-S Is Right
  7. Revolution
  8. Audio World
  9. DC-10
  10. My God
  11. Life
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
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics



go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive


(JFH Sponsor Spot)



Get the new book by Tanner Olson!

Search JFH

This Friday, September 18, 2020
7eventh Time Down Questions - Single [BEC]
A Jesus Church Take Your Throne [BEC Worship]
Austin & Lindsey Adamec Can't Deny It - Single [Integrity]
Apollo LTD Better - Single [Centricity]
Cross Point Music Never Stop Singing - Single [Centricity]
Disciple Love Letter Kill Shot (Deluxe) [Tooth & Nail]
Fit for a King The Path [Solid State]
Austin French Wake Up Sleeper EP [Fair Trade]
Jordan Feliz Wounds - Single [Centricity]
Jason Gray Right On Time - Single [Centricity]
Koryn Hawthorne I AM [Provident]
Hulvey Otherside - Single [Reach]
Kari Jobe First Love (Live) EP [Capitol CMG]
Tasha Layton Into the Sea EP [BEC]
Ashlyn Levoy Something Better - Single [Centricity]
Local Sound Won't Let Go - Single [Running Club/Integrity]
Dr. James Mable Jr. The Journey 2.0 [eOne]
Evvie McKinney Look No Further - Single [Motown Gospel]
Chris Renzema Mercy - Single [Centricity]
REVERE REVERE (Live) [Integrity]
Seventh Day Slumber Unseen: The Lamb - EP [RockFest]
SongLab My Favorite (Live From South Eden) - Single [DREAM]

Next Friday, September 25, 2020
Landry Cantrell Glasshouse [DREAM]
Natalie Grant No Stranger [Curb/Word]
Coby James Infinite - Single [Centricity]
Bryon Juane Promise I'm Not Crazy EP [RMG]
KB His Glory Alone [HGA/Essential Sound]
Tasha Cobbs Leonard Royalty: Live At The Ryman [Motown Gospel]
Jessy Elsa Palma Jehovah - Single [Integrity]
Mr. Talkbox Playlist (independent)
PEABOD Wonderful & Scary - Single [Centricity]
Sarah Reeves Motions - Single [Curb/Word]
Slick Shoes Rotation & Frequency [Tooth & Nail]
WHATUPRG New Hollywood [Reach]

For all release dates, click here!

Listen to the new children's album from The Block Worship!

Listen to the new album from Radio Friendly!