Fireworks

The Union Of Sinners & Saints - 'The Union Of Sinners & Saints' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/34/d7/83/the-union-of-sinners-and-saints-the-union-of-sinners-and-saints-85-1488138187.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     February 26, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
6275   0   1   0   0   0

If you aren't that bothered by Christian lyrics and love well played Hard Rock, then 'The Union Of Sinners & Saints' is an album many of you will love.

The Union Of Sinners & Saints is, I suppose, what you would call a "super-group" in the field of Christian Rock featuring, as it does, members past and present of Whiteheart and Petra – namely Billy Smiley, Anthony Sallee, Jason Fowler and the superb Petra vocalist John Schlitt. There's also the added bonus of Dann Huff writing and playing on a couple of songs. I hope that made many of you sit up and take notice? On this self-titled effort, you'll find nine brand new songs plus glorious re-workings of Petra's 'Beyond Belief' and 'Independence Day'. I'm aware that some music enthusiasts don't like preachy lyrics because people find them off putting. On this album, however, they aren't as up-front as on some other Christian albums which makes this release more of a straight-ahead Melodic Rock album than it does a Christian one.

'Rise Up' starts things off with a bang. Schlitt is on fine form and his amazing voice immediately grabs your attention. When surrounded by the calibre of musicians and song-writers that he is, you know right away that you're listening to something special; this track also features Huff on lead guitar.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


'Brother To Brother' follows and it's just a great song, full of lovely melodies and is catchy as hell (can I say that?). 'The Things We Do' has a Funky edge to it whilst 'Old Guys Rule' sees TUOS&S playing with an almost Punk-like attitude and enjoying themselves immensely as they do. The mid-paced ballad 'My Offering' is just another wonderful track and finally, of the new songs, we have the very Whiteheart-like 'Bittersweet'. A track that is again loaded with attitude and shows that "old guys" do still have what it takes to write and record great music. Also, let's not overlook the two re-workings of '...Belief' and '...Day' which have always been great songs and both work so well on this new record.

I've got to say that if you aren't that bothered by Christian lyrics and love well played Hard Rock, then 'The Union Of Sinners & Saints' is an album many of you will, just like me, love. If, however, Stryper, Petra, Bloodgood and their ilk don't float your boat, then I'd avoid this release.

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks, 5 days ago
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site