The Day Of

The Day Of

The Day Of

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Christian rockers The Day Of could easily compete with any of today’s popular spiritual acts, whether it be secular crossover stars P.O.D. or praise & worship favorites Casting Crowns. With a sound indebted to ’90s Alternative Nation, The Day Of are nevertheless able to fuse used parts into a solidly entertaining and emotionally fulfilling whole.

As with most Christian rock groups, The Day Of favor slickly produced, guitar-driven pop/rock with added piano and some acoustic instrumentation. Vocalist Nick Hickman (N-Luck) sings with the right amount of fragility and optimism; his voice is clean and clear but never boring, wearing his feelings on his sleeve but not falling into the histrionics of Creed. “Here We Are” is melodic and toe-tapping enough to fit onto Hot AC radio; unfortunately, pop stations still seem to be allergic to lyrics about Jesus Christ. “Be With You” and “It Should Have Been Me” crank it up a little higher, aiming for those Lifehouse fans who like their riffs with a tad more meat than the usual Adult Contemporary fare.

“The God You Are to Me” and “Never Far from Grace” could easily pose as mellow interludes on a Goo Goo Dolls or Collective Soul record. The indie hipsters will scoff; however, fans of CCM radio stations or positive rock & roll in general will be rotating this in their iPods for quite a while. I certainly am.

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