Shadow Weaver - The Choir
Published by Galaxy 21

The Choir is a band to listen to when you want Christian lyrics free of glib predictability.

Shadow Weaver swells their reputation for thoughtful content, as drummer Steve Hindalong writes about the breadth of life between darkness and light: dealing with temptation, a daughter leaving home, love, and the soul’s cry. He even fits Easter joy and picking parsley into one song.

Producing a Kickstarter-funded album (paid for by dedicated fans) must pump up the creative adrenalin. There are places on this album where the band is at its peak. ‘What You Think I Am’ fleshes out its direct, fuzzy riff with trademark shoegaze guitars, while Dan Michaels’ use of a lyricon creates a distorted brass section.

Their other distinctive elements are also present. Derri Daugherty’s dreamy vocals match his atmospheric guitars, and Tim Chandler’s bass guitar sounds chunky enough to withstand a buffalo stampede.

Long-term fans may feel that Daugherty is starting to recycle tunes, but otherwise the Kickstarter supporters should feel that their investment has paid healthy returns.

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