Red for War
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. In fact, if the album stumbles a little, it could stand to be a little rougher around the edges, since Zahna’s vocal style and emotional delivery argue for less cleanliness and a bit more grunge. Her vocals are powerful and pure, and the passion never feels inauthentic.
Whether she’s screaming about the unshakable place we have in Christ, or singing a plaintive melody, her personality and talent drive this project and make the listener want to know what’s coming next from Zahna.