The Choir is one of Christian music’s mainstays, though many don’t realize the band even exists. This Nashville, Tenn., outfit celebrated its 30th year in the music business with beautiful work on its 14th studio album,Shadow Weaver. The guitar talent steals the spotlight. In several songs, powerful guitar sounds opening and closing the pieces creates definite “wow” moments.
If the listener needs more, the lyrics don’t disappoint and are often profound as they explore common themes such as saying goodbye and suffering. Probably the most gripping lyrics of the album come from the song “We All Know”: “And you know you’re alive / when you taste your own blood / open hands to the sky / with your face to the mud.” (Galaxy 21 Music)