Sanctus Real - The Dream Audio Samples Available

The Dream by Sanctus Real

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Rock, Album
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Seventh studio album from award-winning American band.

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  1. 1. The Dream
  2. 2. I Need You
  3. 3. Head In The Fright
  4. 4. Lay It Down
  5. 5. Easier On My Heart
  6. 6. Ride It Out
  7. 7. Bend Not Break
  8. 8. Same God
  9. 9. One Word At A Time
  10. 10. 33
  11. 11. One Fire
  12. 12. The Beginning (Outro)
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Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

Kicking off with the guitar-driven title track, then moving into electronica, this album gives you a good idea of the bases it'll cover right from the start: heavily echoed guitars, driving bass, wonderfully clear vocals. U2 and Delirious? inspired? Maybe (one of their "Number 1s" is a cover of U2's "Beautiful Day" after all). There are hints of other late '80s/early '90s classics here, too - such as Joe Jackson and After The Fire, plus Anathema and Snow Patrol from later years. It's more gentle rock than driving rock but does have the stadium-leaping-and-punching-the-air-together numbers too (such as "Same God"). Lyrically it's very good, covering doctrinal faith as well as God-Person relationship and Person-Person relationship. "On Fire" does a nice shift from narrating regret over a fellow believer who has lost their spark and praying for it to return, to praying for that same fire for the narrator. It's a good way to close an album (so I'm not sure what the one minute oddity "The Beginning (Outro)" was for - unless it links with other albums I've not heard, of course.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 153150
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sparrow 5099909759626
Items: 1
Release Date: 10 Nov 2014

Seventh studio album from award-winning American band.

Sanctus Real chose The Dream as the title for their new album over a year before its completion, when the band began to reimagine what life and music should look like for a band that's been together for 18 years. This album is a bold step forward, both musically and conceptually, marking a new season for the band from Toledo, Ohio.

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Eighth album and the first with their new lead vocalist Dustin Lolli.

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The maturing band from Ohio offer a new set of powerful, confessional rock songs.

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