U.K.-based Delirious? have established themselves at the leading edge of
modern worship by moving beyond pure praise to a style that can only
be described as devotional rock 'n' roll. On their sixth release, World
Service, the group's departure from bombastic worship to sizzling
rock is more apparent than ever. The trippy opening track, "Grace
Like a River," wallops listeners with the frenetic power of its lead
guitar riff; "God in Heaven" is a pounding number that lifts its
simplistic chorus ("God in heaven, be the glory") with driving
guitars and drumbeats; on a lighter side, the infectious and upbeat
"Everyone Knows" is delightfully summery, its
message of love perfectly complemented by the sunny, happy melody.
This is Delirious? at their best; while there's still a few of the more
pompous numbers that have come to personify worship ("Majesty" is a
good example), Delirious? continue to impress. This is a fine
collection that breaks new ground for praise & worship.