Artist: Last Day
Title: "Happy Medium"
Style: Modern/Punk Rock
Rating: 9.45(scale of 1-10)
by C.W. Ross
The band's roots come from being their church's youth group band.
This release is the follow up to their 2005 self-released full length CD entitled, "Astray."
The band is all about their songs and especially the song's lyrics.
Whenever possible at shows the band likes to display the song lyrics right along with the songs so that people can join right in with them.
A good test for me when listening to a CD is whether I can listen to it several times through without always hitting the skip to the next track button. This release passed that little test with flying colors!
The band's music is a mixture of several different styles including; Rock, Modern Rock, Pop Punk, and some Modern Worship.
Whatever style you want to classify it under the main point is that the song's feature great lyrics that are set against a backdrop of simmering guitars and riveting drum beats.
On top of that add lead vocals that wrap themselves around each song fitting as snugly as a well-fitted wet suit does on a diver.
With all of that said the lyrics still grab your attention with their heartfelt sentiments and
thoughts. Many different subjects are dealt with from Salvation and God's Grace to feeling lost in your faith.
While most of the songs on the CD have an upbeat tempo you'll also find two ballads.
The first is the guitar ballad, "A Simple Cry," a song about getting back in harmony with God. The second is the piano ballad, "Calling In The Night," a really powerful song that deals with overcoming times in your life when everything seems hopeless.
This is a well done effort from the band and one that you shouldn't let pass you by.
C.W. Ross is a freelance writer who enjoys listening to and writing about Christian
Music. You can contact him and learn more about his writings at his website: www.christianrockersonline.com