Downhere received an honorable mention in Jon’s list of Alternative Christian albums of 2011 to date. Jon is a writer for AltRockLive.com.
Downhere – On the Altar of Love
October 18, 2011 | Jonathan Faulkner
Canadian Contemporary Rockers Downhere have been a bit of an enigma since they entered the Christian Music Scene with their self title debut in 2001. Every album has followed a similar pattern but has had something that marks heir growth and maturity as a band. On the Altar of Love is no exception and may even be the bands greatest work to date.
It would seem that Musically the band has taken sounds from previous records and mixed them to form something new and different. “Seek” is a solid rock song that will remind the listener of “Stir” from Wide Eyed and Mystified, the opener, “Only The Beginning” is reminiscent of “A Better Way” from the same album while”Living the Dream” stands out as something totally different for the band using a complete rhythm section. The slower “Glory by the Way of Shame” also stands alone as something new for the band with music that only compliments the songs incredible Lyrics.
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