Let me get this out of the way now: if you're looking for a "worship" album that contains a few songs that are easy to sing along while you're driving down the highway, this album is not for you. However, if you're looking for something to really LISTEN to, something that provides some of the best instrumentation, powerful lyrics, and an overall taste of the best collective songwriting possible, stop reading this right now and go buy Gungor's latest album, "Ghosts Upon the Earth".
Gungor attacks themes such as creation, death, the afterlife, and even wrongful biblical teaching, and accomplishes all of this with lyrics and music that have a "faith like a child" feel to them. It's beautifully, artistically, and painfully impressive all at once. It's an album that will have you in deep worship one moment, and in a challenging self-retrospective state the next -- and then back again. It's almost as if Gungor intentionally set-out to bring the listener into a state of worship, then challenge their perception of God, and bring them to an even greater moment of worship as album closes. A truly remarkable accomplishment.
"Ghosts Upon the Earth" is truly one of the greatest albums of 2011. Enjoy!
To read all about the album, check out Gungor's blog. This will give you the opportunity to have all lyrics on-hand as you listen.