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SOS IV: Rise Of The Ska Machine by SOS

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, Album, CD, Independent, Top Rated
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Latest release from the long established ska punk band aka SOS.

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  1. 1. In The Beginning
  2. 2. The Garden
  3. 3. Promise
  4. 4. Shout
  5. 5. Spatial Awareness Man
  6. 6. Anthem For A Broken World
  7. 7. Son
  8. 8. Your Will Be Done
  9. 9. He Died For You
  10. 10. Right To The End
  11. 11. Worship You
  12. 12. How Great Thou Art
  13. 13. New
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Reviewed by Jon Cooper

Britain's ska team SOS have been around awhile, and 'IV: The Rise Of The Ska Machine' certainly sounds like a band at the peak of their powers. This release ticks many boxes; musically arresting, accessible, credible, yet uncompromised in terms of lyrical content or philosophy. From the opening cinematic instrumental, via the cleverly-arranged brass stabbings of "Promise, to the instantly sing-able "Son", 'IV' is that rare thing; an unquestionably "Christian" album you'd pass on to a friend for purely musical reasons, but which will hit them right between the eyes with what matters most. The attention to detail lavished upon this release is evident throughout; there's no such thing as a straightforward arrangement on show here, and the impossibly tight backing vocal arrangements repeatedly give the songs wings. "He Died For You" sounds like Faith No More's "Epic" and (I imagine) must go down a storm at gigs. Tracks like "Worship You" and a fresh, energetic take on the ancient hymn "How Great Thou Art" maintain the focus, before album closer "New" provides yet another sing-along chorus to leave you reaching for the "repeat all" button on your stereo remote. My kids were really into this over breakfast before school - and if that's not a ringing endorsement, I don't know what is.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 136954
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2013

Latest release from the long established ska punk band aka SOS.

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