1. Lift up your Face
2. Make Your Move
3. Children of God
5. Trust in Jesus
6. Follow Me There
8. What Have you Got to Lose
9. I'll Be Your Miracle
10. Everywhere You Go
11. Sound of Your Voice
12. Don't Give Up Hope
For fans of the band Third Day it will come as no surprise that 2010 will leave us with another full length release from the Atlanta based quartet. What will also come as no surprise is the bands seemingly flawless execution of another full length records ranking up in the top 5 of albums released this year.
Stylistically Third Day seems to have returned to their musical Southern Rock roots that made them popular back in the early 90′s. This was a style very much missed on the more contemporary 2005 outing “Wherever you Are” and somewhat returned on their 2007 release “Revelations” Mac Powell is back, because what is Third Day without his deep, somewhat gravely vocals that fit so well with the bands revived Southern Rock Sound.
For starters the album opens with the made for radio “Lift up Your Face” a song encouraging the listener in the dark to lift their eyes to the coming salvation of Christ. The second song “Make your move” comes across as a rock love song but if you listen to the lyrics Mac Powell is calling out to God to“make your move” The theme of moving in our Christian faith is strong throughout the record with tracks like “Follow me There”, “What Have you Got to Lose” and the rock ballad “Don’t give up Hope”which also serves as a powerful closer to what is essentially a powerful album.
The best track on the record is probably the third number “Children of God” Where Powell reminds us “Children of God, sing your song, and rejoice, for the love that he has given us all, oh Children of God, by the blood of his son, we have been redeemed and we can be called, Children of God” This song also includes a Children’s choir that really compliments the bands talent well.
As far as the message is concerned, the message hasn’t changed, we need to trust in Jesus and continue pursuing God to the best of our ability. When things look bad we need to focus on heaven and not get stuck in a rut of selfness. Jesus is the answer for the world and for our own lives.
All in all Third Day’s“Move” Will give Third Day fans young and old something to cheer about. The album doesn’t miss a beat and drives its point home without over stressing it. The album almost has the perfect length at 12 tracks and is definitly one that long time listeners and new listeners of the band will want to listen to till their next great album comes out in the next year or so.
Label: Essential Records
Album Length: 12 Tracks 49 Minutes 37 seconds
Release Date: October 19th, 2010