Sanctus Real ‘Unstoppable God’

The sophomore release for the “new” Sanctus Real finds the band solidifying their sound with lead vocalist Dustin Lolli. Pardoning the obvious pun, there is a “confidence” on display in this set of well-crafted songs.... Read more

Big Daddy Weave ‘When the Light Comes’

Creating this collection of new songs helped Big Daddy Weave affirm their faith in a God who makes all things new, and light a path back to joy. Given the circumstances, much of When the Light Comes is surprisingly buoyant and punchy. The pop hooks are strong, though there are just a couple of instances when they don’t quite line up with the tenor of the lyrics.... Read more

Skillet ‘Victorious’ Review

Christians can sometimes feel like that near-beaten boxer, the bloodied and staggering Sylvester Stallone at the end of every Rocky film. Yet when Skillet’s John and Korey Cooper sing/shout the anthemic chorus to “Victorious,” the title track off this the band’s latest full-length effort, it creates the kind of adrenaline rush that propels Rocky to victory in the final round of (nearly) every fight.... Read more

The Afters ‘Fear No More’

The Afters Fear No More (Fair Trade Services) The Afters return following last year’s greatest hits collection with Fear No More, a set combining the two new tracks on The Beginning & Everything Afte...... Read more