Friday, December 23, 2011

The Wrecking: My Window To Heaven EP Review

The Wrecking is set to release their full-length project So Much For Love in February, after not releasing any music for quite some time. But for those who simply can’t wait for the music, The Wrecking is pleased to offer their brand new, five-song Christmas EP, titled My Window to Heaven. Revamping three classic Christmas carols, and offering two all-new ones, My Window to Heaven is a heavenly and timeless Christmas album, sure to be glued to your ears well past Christmas!

The first original, “Glorious,” takes the stage first, staying true to The Wrecking’s classic sound, speaking of the glory of Emmanuel and the beauty of the first Christmas. A cover of the hymn “In the Bleak Midwinter” follows, proving to be the highlight of the EP as a whole. With ringing bells, choirs, and overlapping vocals, the message of the powerful Christmas track that all we really have to give God is our hearts, sticks out well and beautifully.

Another original, “Bright and Morning Star” has a bit of a more electronic edge to it, first sounding a bit mundane lyrically. But by the chorus, we hear the heart of the track – that we need God more than just in December. That is an excellent message, one that most Christmas music is lacking, so kudos to The Wrecking for this great track! Both “Oh Holy Night” and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” close up the EP, both very peaceful and heavenly. Neither one is much different than most renditions you’ve already heard, but they definitely prove to offer a glorious holiday spirit.

If you’re expecting a more upbeat Christmas album from The Wrecking, you might be disappointed. But otherwise, this album is an amazingly peaceful Christmas album, complete with two originals and the wonderful music that The Wrecking has to give!

Rating: 4/5
Release date: November 15, 2011

Track listing:
1. Glorious
2. In the Bleak Midwinter
3. Bright and Morning Star
4. Oh Holy Night
5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

1 comment:

  1. I love The Wrecking and was very excited to get their Christmas EP. Love it!


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