Christian Review Magazine Issue 2 - Jan/Feb 2015 - Page 37

wonderful songwriting (and storytelling), Southpaw is an all around excellent release! (Read Review) WE ARE LEO “FIGHTBACK SOUNDTRACK” We Are Leo are not your typical electronic pop band. While the music addition of the up front electric guitars (guitar solos anyone?!) and percussion within their music further defines them from other electronic pop bands out there. Fightback Soundtrack is a stand out album, in the current Christian music scene. And at this point in time, I can think of few bands that have the same electronic pop-rock ambiance as We Are Leo. (Read Review) NEW EMPIRE “IN A BREATH” An Australian poprock/indie-rock band, New Empire’s third studio album, In A Breath, is a breath of fresh air (pun intended). The band pairs brilliantly pairs first rate musical talent with some sound lyrics and awesome vocals. With lyrics that carry an essence of hope, New Empire have captured a unique atmosphere within their music energetic and upbeat, yet at the same time, peaceful and haunting. In a Breath is a memorable album that has graced my headphones with its presence many times since its release, and will undoubtedly continue to do so. Leah’s 25 WORTHY MENTIONS ● Anberlin - Lowborn ● Thousand Foot Krutch OXYGEN:INHALE ● for King & Country - RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. ● The Classic Crime - What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited ● Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil Goliath ● Family Force 5 - Time Stands Still ● Remedy Drive - Commodity ● Colton Dixon - Anchor ● Moriah Peters - Brave ● LNYX - Captivate EP ● Tenth Avenue North - Cathedrals ● Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red ● Project 86 - Knives to the Future ● Archers Rise - Jupiter Bound ● Hunter G.K. Thompson - Swan Song ● P.O.D. - SoCal Sessions ● Casting Crowns - Thrive ● Planetshakers - This Is Our Time ● Coperlily - Love Is A Legend ● Owl City - Ultraviolet ● Disciple - Attack ● Danny Gokey - Hope In Front of Me ● Group 1 Crew - #FASTER ● Switchfoot - The Edge of the Earth ● Tim Neufeld - The Joy CHRISTIAN REVIEW > 37