Monday, July 18, 2011

Kringle's Capsule Reviews: Downhere - How Many Kings: Songs For Christmas (2009)

Downhere - How Many Kings: Songs For Christmas (2009)

Consistantly strong, occaisionally moving record from Christian Rock act Downhere. I was familiar with the band's work from tracks they'd contributed to Centricity/Word's Bethlehem Skyline Compilations. Those impressive tracks reappear here on thier 2009 full length Christmas release, which has become one of my favorite rock holiday albums. Downhere strike just the right balance between earnest worship and accessibly melodic rock.

Highly recommended.

Fave Tracks:
How Many Kings (and How Many Kings Reimagined, an updated version of the song that was a highlight of 2007's Bethlehem SkylineVol 1), A Gift For Christmas, Christmas in Our Hearts, What Child is This

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