Listen to the new album from Tommee Profitt!
Listen to the new album from Tommee Profitt!

JFH Staff Review



Abandon
Abandon EP



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 5 tracks: 19 minutes, 12 seconds
Street Date: July 22, 2008


It's been three years, one EP, and one full length release since Texas band Abandon emerged, and they now have a chance to make an impact in the Christian alternative scene. With a new deal landing them on Forefront records, Abandon has released a self-titled EP in anticipation of a full album scheduled for next year.

The five-track Abandon EP is a tasty morsel of what is to come. "Providence" starts this effort ambitiously, with a nice modern alt rock sound that will remind the listener of Sanctus Real and The Afters. "Be Alive In Me" is a simple heartfelt song of dedication, where lead vocalist Josh Engler asks God to "Be alive in me. I know I'm Your's forever... So take me and shake me. I know I'm needing You to be alive in me." "All Because of You" slows down the tempo with a more straightforward worship feel. This theme continues through the final two tracks.

Musically, Abandon brings a cheery alt rock sound with plenty of catchy hooks. This well-excepted format brings many other bands to mind, including some traces of Switchfoot and Tree63. The lyrics are fairly straightforward, dealing with themes of desire, a need for Christ, and humble worship.

Abandon has put together a solid EP that will definitely create interest. While not groundbreaking by any means, this band is good at what they do. The only noticeably weak track is the final number, "Atmosphere," which is a mellow worship tune that fails to stand out. Rough spots aside, this is a satisfying listen and the future looks bright for Abandon.

- Review date: 10/14/08, written by Timothy Estabrooks of Jesusfreakhideout.com


Listen to the New EP from Life UNLTD!

 

. Record Label: Forefront Records
. Album length: 5 tracks: 19 minutes, 12 seconds
. Street Date: July 22, 2008
. Buy It: iTunes Music Store
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Providence
  2. Be Alive In Me
  3. All Because of You
  4. Here Waiting
  5. Atmosphere
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the New EP from Life UNLTD!

Search JFH



This Friday, October 23, 2020
Francesca Battistelli This Christmas [Curb/Word]
Colton Dixon Let It Snow - Single [Atlantic/Hear It Loud]
Earth Groans Waste EP [Solid State]
Fireflight Who We Are: The Head and The Heart [Rockfest]
Jason Gray Order Disorder Reorder [Centricity]
I Am They Faithful God [Provident]
Kari Jobe The Blessing [Sparrow]
Sarah Kruger Light [Integrity]
North Point Worship Abundantly More (live) - Single [Centricity]
Unspoken Good News - Single [Centricity]
Various Artists DREAM Christmas Vol. 5 [DREAM]


Next Friday, October 30, 2020
for KING & COUNTRY A Drummer Boy Christmas [Curb/Word]
JAG The Longest Road (Remastered) [Girder]
JAG The Only World In Town (Remastered) [Girder]
JAG Fire In the Temple (Remastered) [Girder]
Resistance Resistance EP [Integrity]
Social Club Misfits Feared By Hell [Capitol]
Matthew West Live Before the World Shut Down - EP [Story House]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from Paul Demer!


  • Image Mulan
    PG-13 (Digital HD)


Listen to the new album from Since The Death!