For their 11th studio project the Atlanta-based rockers have returned to the southern rock roots that made them stand out from the crowd in the band's early days. Third Day fans will already be well aware that Mac Powell possess some of the finest lungs in rock and his gritty delivery is backed by the sublime voices of The Blind Boys Of Alabama on opening track "Lift Up Your Face" where an atmospheric intro is blown away by a gigantic blast of overdriven guitar and a promise that salvation is calling. The rootsy rock continues on smoking tracks like "Follow Me There", "Gone" and "Don't Give Up Hope" which features superb Allman Brothers-style interplay between slide guitar and piano. But those who like Third Day's more worshipful side needn't fear; tracks like "Trust In Jesus" and "Children Of God" are huge singalong praise anthems - the latter of which even pulls off the difficult trick of incorporating a children's choir into a rock song. Best cut of all though is "Surrender" which starts with a lone acoustic guitar before building to epic proportions with meaty riffs and soaring strings. If you like your rock soulful and gospel-tinged then 'Move' is an album you'll want to check out.
By - Peter Timmis
Cross Rhythms