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Seventh Day Slumber, Take Everything
Seventh Day Slumber
Take Everything



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 12 tracks: 52 minutes, 22 seconds
Street Date: March 10, 2009


For over ten years now, Seventh Day Slumber has been releasing some solid rock tunes with a straightforward message: Christ is the only way. So after last year's Spanish release Rescatame, the band has taken yet another step out of the box with their first full-length worship album, Take Everything. This is a release filled with covers of today's favorite contemporary songs mixed with some classic hymns.

Their rendition of Chris Tomlin's "How Great Is Our God" opens the record and displays a nice rock/orchestra feel reminiscent of Red, while "I Can Only Imagine" showcases background sounds similar to something that I recall hearing from Led Zepplin. "Lead Me To Te Cross" beautifully mixes acoustic and electric strings and "Oceans From The Rain" is just a great listen. However, that's about it when it comes to what really stands out on Take Everything. It's not that there's anything bad on the project, it's just that there's nothing too unique available either.

All in all, Seventh Day Slumber did just what they set out to accomplish. That being that they took a chance to make an album a little out of their comfort zone and did it well. Some of the music comes off with a harder edge while they keep some tracks softer. The songs that were chosen are mostly beautiful, and it all comes together rather nicely. Those who like a little more rock in their worship will enjoy Take Everything, while any fan of Seventh Day Slumber will gladly want to add this to their collection. If, however, you don't fit into either of those categories, there's probably not much on this album for you.

- Review date: 2/16/09; PReview date: 2/7/09, written by Kevin Hoskins




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JFH Staff's Second Opinion



When I heard one of Christian rock's top bands, Seventh Day Slumber, was making a rock worship album, I knew it'd be worth checking out. However, it's not quite the rockin' Seventh Day record I was expecting. For the most part, the record is comprised of lesser-known worship songs that have only been covered a handful of times, if any, before. But instead of the upbeat record one would expect from a rock band, the entire album has a rather slow pace. "Surrender" is about as hard as this album gets. But that's not to say Take Everything is bad. Covers of "Mighty to Save," "From The Inside Out," and "Famous One" prove to be the highlights of the album. Although I was expecting the band to amp up some well-known worship songs, Take Everything is still worth a spin, for Seventh Day and worship fans alike. - Matthew Watson of Jesusfreakhideout.com
class="coversize" align=right> Early Thoughts...
After many years in the business of making some seriously straightforward hard rock music, Seventh Day Slumber has recently released a Spanish album and now a worship album, entitled Take Everything. I haven't listened to the former due to the obvious language barrier, but this worship album is solid. Bringing a different side to worship, SDS makes yet another good album while mixing in contemporary favorites such as "How Great Is Our God" and "I Can Only Imagine" with classic hymns like "Nothing But The Blood" and "Surrender." If you're a fan of the band or like to have a little harder edge to your worship, Take Everything will be right up your alley. --->

 

. Record Label: BEC Recordings
. Album length: 12 tracks: 52 minutes, 22 seconds
. Street Date: March 10, 2009
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. How Great Is Our God (4:40)
  2. Surrender (3:23)
  3. Lead Me To The Cross (4:51)
  4. Everlasting God (4:38)
  5. Mighty To Save (4:01)
  6. From The Inside Out (4:02)
  7. I Can Only Imagine (3:59)
  8. Take Everything (4:32)
  9. Carry Me (4:06)
  10. Famous One (4:26)
  11. Nothing But The Blood (5:19)
  12. Oceans From The Rain (4:29)

 

 

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