Burn Your Bridges
- reviewed by Christa Banister Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Aug
- Let Go
- Walk on In
- All I Want to Know
- I Do Believe
- Welcome to the New
Clearly, there must be something about Texas lately when it comes to Christian music success stories. Poised and innovative enough to follow in the footsteps of Lone Star State greats Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, and Caedmon's Call, Dallas/Ft.Worth-area natives Iconoclast won the 2004 Rising Star Contest and have already garnered two Top-40 listings on Billboard's Christian national airplay charts. Not too shabby considering the band is less than two years old.
And while Mike McCallum (vocals, acoustic guitar), Skyler Seamans (bass, programming), Jordan Martin (electric guitar), and Chad Ford (drums, percussion) don't exactly have experience on their side, Iconoclast's music still reflects a depth and maturity of a more seasoned artist. Musically speaking,
Lyrically, the band also keeps things fresh with personal insights into familiar spiritual topics. On "Let Go," a song that wouldn't seem out of place in the late Rich Mullins' repertoire, the whole idea of "letting go and letting God" gets a new, relatable spin with a chorus so addictive you won't forget it any time soon. On the mid-tempo "Walk on In," listeners are reminded of God's faithfulness and personal nature in a way that's neither trite nor predictable, a feat that some major-label artists haven't even been able to accomplish. Ditto for the upbeat strains of "Found," a rockin' call for rest in a busy and uncertain world.
With rock 'n' roll sensibility, a desire to "bring about positive change in people's lives and in our culture" and a worship leader's heart (fitting since the band members play on the praise team at Trinity Harbor Church in Rockwall),
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