Thankfully, the closer leaves a much stronger lasting impression than the aforementioned weaker tracks. Found feels much more like the album that the band wanted to make and not what the label most likely dictated. The outfit began as a bona-fide rock band, but turned into just another worship group pushing out albums of same-sounding worship songs seemingly due to label pressure. The first thing I noticed is its brevity. In fact, there are times you may not realize it's a new song since the music and lyrical content are so similar from track to track. He takes each person and builds them up stronger and in the ways He sees fit.
The album is bold and crunchy with a nice balance of rock songs and more mellow moments, and every track has an old-school rock passion that makes up for the sometimes overly-familiar song structures and sounds. At this point, listeners are starting to realize that Seventh Day Slumber is finally back. It's a record that won't alienate fans who came on board since 2009 and it will surely make long-time fans happy. There are some missteps along the way especially the extremely short length , but the record certainly offers an enjoyable listen. The third song and title track is a great song of testimony, and features a subject that will never go out of date, the amazing grace of God. Perhaps the most awkward moments comes in the final original number.
Since 2009, the guys have basically been doing worship music as a full-time gig. If you've never been a fan of the band, I don't think this record will win you over, but long-time fans should have plenty to be happy about. The similarities between the two are certainly there but the difference between the two is simply stunning and I challenge you to listen to one after the other over and over a few times and try and pick your favourite between the two! While there a couple perceived weaker moments, they can be excused as a nod to those fans who enjoyed the worship years. While some of their worship material undoubtedly has a rock edge, it doesn't share the same aggression as their older material. Seventh Day Slumber is back to what makes them a favorite of radio and concert goers everywhere, and singer Joseph Rojas has a great deal more to say on this latest album.
Not only does Seventh Day Slumber achieve that task, but they do so with flying colors. The rock element here is strong, and with some great solo guitar work and another killer delivery by Rojas, this song is an album highlight. Whatever riff came to mind, and whatever lyric God put on our hearts, we recorded it. The kind of rock and roll that Seventh Day Slumber trades in might at times sound a bit dated, but the passion and heart of what they do has not changed since their first album almost twenty years ago. So while this album's lack of anything truly groundbreaking will keep it from reaching many year-end lists, it'll more than serve as another solid entry in Seventh Day Slumber's catalog. It seems that Seventh Day Slumber has put forth a conscious effort to release a regular rock album.
There's no doubt that some of those fans may be quite shocked by some of the rocking guitar riffs and solos contained in this album. Now we stand 3 years after We Are the Broken gave us a faint hope with Seventh Day Slumber's full-length follow-up, Found. Seventh Day Slumber, who were formed in 1996, are widely considered to be one of the best hard rock bands out there and are further considered to be one of the figureheads of Christian rock, if not of all Christian music, and deservedly so. So expect in-your-face rock, expect emotions deep inside of you to be stirred up and possibly expelled from your body , but, most importantly, expect that deep connection with God that only Seventh Day Slumber seem to be able to provide you with as you rock out to the best rock music out there. I realize the band never officially left, per se, but the guys have returned to their roots. . Joseph Rojas is as passionate as ever and the band is putting together some really solid jams.
Dove award-winning artist, Seventh Day Slumber is no newcomer to the industry. Goodbye A Return To Rock Roots Posted May 12, 2014 Seventh Day Slumber has been churning out albums fairly regularly for a while now, but they've also fallen a bit off of the mainstream Christian rock radar. He has a punny sense of humor, is a sports lover and is a keen chess and go player. Still, every track is at least solid if not memorable. As a whole, the album is definitely a return to their older form. It's not the most blistering track on Found, but it features a solid rocking riff to get you moving. This special perspective coincides perfectly with the message of this record.
Click to add lyrics if not listed. You are not hopeless, and you are not unloved! A band whose older fans were getting bored seems revitalized after the label swap. Seventh Day Slumber has been on a long journey. Finding a little extra within themselves, they kick things into an even higher gear as the already flawless musicianship gets even crisper, the lyrics get even edgier, and the arrangement of the two gets even better. I'm excited to see where the band goes from here. We Are the Broken is an interesting foray.
And, just like that, the album draws to a conclusion. With a change in venue has also come a change in sound. While it feels a little bit on the safe side and lacks anything truly earth shattering, it will definitely provide listeners with another rock record to blast during the blistering summer months. That encapsulates the meaning of the title, We Are The Broken. Again harkening back to familiar themes of our fallen nature and subsequent healing in Christ, the song is a quintessential Seventh Day Slumber classic.