Monday, February 6, 2012

The Waiting Kind Review


You’ve no doubt heard plenty of up-and-coming worship groups. And though The Waiting Kind may be another worship group, their music stands out for one particular reason -- their strong belief in waiting on God. That’s the inspiration behind their band name The Waiting Kind, Isaiah 40:31 – “Those who wait on the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary..." The Waiting Kind recently released their debut EP, a six-song record that explores our utmost desire to be in heaven with Jesus and life along the way.

“Love Rises” opens up the EP, while strong guitars, emphatic vocals, and plenty of background vocals make this celebratory track of God’s glory very strong. The slower “Greater, Stronger” speaks of how God’s love is stronger than anything we face in life: “Greater, stronger than the storm and fire or sorry by night/ You are greater, stronger all my heart would sing Your matchless worth, Your love!” Especially a highlight is the bridge, which explodes in strong guitars and heart-felt worship: “All my life, all my love, sing of Who You are/ all my heart, all my soul, tell how great You are.” “Your Love is Strong” also sings of God’s powerful love that washes away all fear.


“Heaven Calls My Name” is beautiful, with strings and pounding drums, as it speaks of longing for heaven, while the melodic “Cross of Love” speaks of coming to Jesus in surrender and receiving His love. It also includes a portion of the hymn “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus,” but reshapes the melody in a nice way. “Trust In You,” also with pounding drums, comes as more of a rocker, as it encourages the listener to put their trust in God even when live crashes down around us, because He is always faithful.

I’m not sure which is more encouraging – the reminder of God’s constant faithfulness and love, or the encouragement to wait on the Lord and let Him renew our strength. If you ask me, I think both make The Waiting Kind a unique worship band, one that I would both love to see a full-length from, and would love to one-day worship along with in concert. Check these guys out!




Rating: 4/5
Release date: October 11, 2011

Track listing:
1. Love Rises
2. Greater, Stronger
3. Your Love is Strong
4. Heaven Calls My Name
5. Cross of Love
6. Trust In You

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