Yesterday, as I sat at my desk, my cell phone rang and Tony Boyatt’s number came up. I answered and he jumped right in, “Its finally finished. The album you’ve been waiting for, can I send you a copy?”
After a little chit chat and getting details he mentioned it was on the web and gave me the web address. Before our five minute conversation was over I had purchased and downloaded the album!
I’ve said it before, I just love their sound and their focus! Hailing from North Georgia, this talented group of musicians and vocalist have a sound that brings serious mountain influence to the Messianic/Hebraic scene. Gospel with a hint of bluegrass, heavy on the strings, I believe they have a very unique sound to offer.
This album opens with Song of Glory, the first tune I ever heard Exodus Road play. This is a Hebraic mountain sound that will pleasantly get stuck in your head! The two Psalms they interpreted, 36 and 25, are worshipful ponderings on the magnitude and wonders of our God. Obligatory to the first album is the Shema and Exodus Road does not disappoint, offering a version you will find yourself singing as you go about your day!
The title track, Heart of the Matter, not on their original list for this album, is a terrific piece concerning where our heart is in the doing of Yah’s commands. How are we on the weightier things while not neglecting the commands as given?
If you want chill bumps, listen to Halleluyah, their remake/reworked version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. The lyrics recount the wonders of the progress of redemption as our Father provided a way in Yeshua that the two sticks can be brought back together. If this song doesn’t light your fire, your wood is wet!!
The seven songs on this $9 album leave me wanting more!! This is a ‘must have’ in your music collection! Possibly, the only thing I would love to see added to this download or to the website is a lyrics sheet. Never the less, go buy a copy today and start enjoying this musical feast!!