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Release Date
July 3, 2012
Sparrow / Emd

Sounds like: Intense worship rock; compare to MuteMath, Paper Route, Editors

Top tracks: "Sing," "Shine On," "Taste of Eternity"

There isn't necessarily anything lacking in the music of Bellarive. But there isn't much to separate the Orlando-based band from the rest of the modern worship world. Like their obvious secular influences Sigur Ros and U2, the group's music swells and recedes dramatically, building to big choruses or maintaining a bombastic intensity throughout. If this is where their heart is, musically and spiritually, we can't really fault them that point. But compared to so many similarly minded groups, Bellarive can't help but come off as a pale carbon copy.

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