||Bryan Oleson--Newsboys, Casting Pearls, and now VOTA | Posted February-23-2009
Guess what I just did? I downloaded Hard to Believe of iTunes. Being a hardcore Newsboys fan I've heard of this dude named Bryan and how he had this band Casting Pearls. Never looked into it. I'd heard about this VOTA deal, never looked into it. Until today and I'm really very glad I did.
This band has got eleven well-written and musically excellent tracks to offer the world of Christian music fans, maybe even a few non-Christian music fans, via this record.
When I try to label their music there is no particular band or artist that comes to mind. They've kind of got their own thing going here. Bryan has a distinct voice, it's different and maybe a little southern sounding but it works here, it really works. The music is electric, full of guitar and those drums everyone loves, and the lyrics --like I said-- are well written and thought inducing like lyrics aught to be.
As I end this review I sit here tapping my foot, I'm itching to get up and dance or atleast do a little head banging.
For VOTA fans: this is worth your wait; and for those just starting out: you're in for something good.
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