Michael Card, Soul Anchor

Mike McGonigal

By Mike McGonigal

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Evangelistic music at its flashiest and most dramatic.

Michael Card is one of the most successful mainstream, Adult Contemporary-ish CCM artists. He brings a complexity to his thoughtful, Biblical compositions — which isn't surprising considering the dude is also an amateur astronomer and a Biblical scholar. This is evangelistic music at its flashiest and most dramatic, almost forcing the listener to imagine these Bible stories performed by Siegfried and Roy in a huge Vegas auditorium. Card's tools are those of the large scale Broadway play, his finely honed emphasis on narrative buoyed by cinematic swells of sound: strings, wind instruments, synthesizers and even wicked guitar licks.