Engage

Engage

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by Pax217
     
 
PAX217 put a melodic spin on today's hard-rock/rap fusion with Engage, the group's sophomore release; unlike such heavy-handed rockers as Justifide and Skillet, whose teen angst sometimes obscures their music and message, PAX217 take a more innovative approach. Blending elements of ska ("Move on This"), rap ("Melody"), and hip-hop ("PSA"), PAX217 highlight

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PAX217 put a melodic spin on today's hard-rock/rap fusion with Engage, the group's sophomore release; unlike such heavy-handed rockers as Justifide and Skillet, whose teen angst sometimes obscures their music and message, PAX217 take a more innovative approach. Blending elements of ska ("Move on This"), rap ("Melody"), and hip-hop ("PSA"), PAX217 highlight their Christian lyrics with melodic flourishes. Among the strongest cuts are the title track, "Engage," an exhortation to be bold in faith, and "Voices," an interesting piece of music that layers pounding guitars with a mesmerizing ska line and harmonic vocal lines. PAX217 have rapidly distinguished themselves from Christian music's growing hordes of hard-rockers, and Engage is a good example of why.

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All Music Guide - Steven Douglas Losey
With the release of their sophomore opus Engage, Pax217 extends the vibe from their successful debut Twoseventeen while managing to reach loftier heights. Where the prior tended to run a bit hot and cold, Engage is a full-throttle rock
eggae
ap excursion from beginning to end. Cuts like "Tonight" and "I'll See You" are examples of prevalent songwriting for today's generation. These cuts remain more subdued on the verses but are highlighted by angst-ridden, guitar-driven choruses. "Move on This" is an example of the band's reggae influence; guitarist Jesse Craig lays down a staccato line highlighting the cut's effectiveness. Other gems include the drum-driven "Melody" or the emotional "What Is Love" that shifts dynamics to sonic delight. Engage is a disc that takes Pax217 to the next step, both musically and lyrically, making a statement that says plenty.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
Label:
Forefront
UPC:
0724382529521
catalogNumber:
25295

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Engage 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
That's right, I believe that Pax217 is being used and guided by God's holy Spirit...Their message isn't obscured..it's more like *PSHH!* right in your face, representin' the love they have for CHRIST and the love of CHRIST in them. Even though their sound is sorta different from the first,(but just as good, and inexplicably matured) the message remains the same......be guided, be kept, and be blessed! ONE LOVE. rbp.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best cd's I have ever herd! I like almost every song on the cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album totally rocks.Their 1st album shows talent beyond their years and ENGAGE does it again but with the heat turned up! These guys have definately been anointed.