Zach Williams ‘Survivor: Live from Harding Prison’ Album Review

The correctional setting for Zach Williams new live release, Survivor: Live from Harding Prison, is an inspired yet understandable backdrop. The singer-songwriter has captivated millions with a straightforward series of gospel-centric singles aimed at bringing freedom and hope to those downtrodden or lost in sin’s struggles.

Vertical Worship ‘Planetarium’ Album Review

What do you do when you record songs against the massive backdrop of the Chicago Planetarium, surrounded by images of swirling galaxies and open plains? In Vertical Worship’s case, you go small, and that’s where the magic of Planetarium begins.

Austin French ‘Wide Open’ Album Review

Austin French’s vocal ability is the first thing that arrests your attention on his debut ful-length album, Wide Open. You’d surmise as much given that he’s appeared on televised singing competitions like Rising Star and The Voice, but it’s hard to prepare yourself for something so powerful and clean.

Mosaic MSC ‘Heaven’ Album Review

Helmed by worship pastor Mariah McManus and the eclectic production of Chad Copelin (Kelly Clarkson, Sufjan Stevens), Mosaic MSC seeks to draw listeners into an exploration of the celestial—not only as a destination but as a place here and now—on their latest release, Heaven.

Lauren Daigle ‘Look Up Child’ Album Review

Lauren Daigle Look Up Child (Centricity Music) Sophomore albums are tricky. The artist who poured a lifetime of songwriting must start over with only months to spare. And when the debut was successful, the...

7Core Music ‘7Core Sonics 3’ Album Review

7Core is at the forefront of independent Christian music in the U.K., and their brand of alternative and ambient music is steadily making its way around the globe. Their new sampler, 7Core Sonics 3, showcases artists with a variety of styles—everything from the contemporary sonic landscapes of The Neon Ambience to the driving rock and roll worship music of Ian Yates.

Zahna ‘Red for War’ Album Review

Formerly of the hard rock band ILIA, Zahna has ventured out with her debut solo album, Red for War, and it’s a great first step. Zahna’s efforts here are focused and well-produced, but she also brings a welcome coarseness to the table.

Blanca ‘Shattered’ Album Review

Blanca’s had no problem standing tall on her own after stepping away from the dynamic Group 1 Crew. Chart-topping hits like “Who I Am” secured her status as a powerful solo performer and Shattered, her latest LP, will make you forget she was ever part of a group in the first place.