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Sonicflood - Resonate (2001)





Average User Rating: 6.72 out of 10
Total votes: 32 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 30

Tracks
1. Lord Of The Dance
2. You Are The Holy One
3. Resonate
4. I Lift My Eyes Up
5. Fuel
6. Write Your Name On My Heart
7. Dear Lord
8. Your Love
9. Holy And Anointed One
10. Lord Over All
11. In Your Hands

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Posted on 01-06-2003 by Muffinly
The band who bought out the Sonic Flood name, just isn't very good.

Posted on 01-06-2003 by Heavy C
Well...there are spots in the sogns where I can tell they recorded the vocals in two portions....
Spots where Rick is singing and before he finishes a word, he is already singing the next line....
And like on Lord Of The Dance, they have his voice alternating between normal and the distorted mic sound....
I dunno...I guess its just me but spots struck me as off..IMHO....

Sorry bout my typing...I have no spell checker and whe I use my delete (backspace) key it clears everythign I've typed usually...

-Cal

Posted on 01-08-2003 by soul-fighter
ok i totally know what youre talkin about now, the only song i noticed it in was lord of the dance tho. And in most of the songs i liked the voice distortion, it set it off to where it was a worship song, but not at the same time. whatever maybe its just my own musician oppinion

Posted on 01-09-2003 by Heavy C
[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by soul-fighter [/i]
[B]ok i totally know what youre talkin about now, the only song i noticed it in was lord of the dance tho. And in most of the songs i liked the voice distortion, it set it off to where it was a worship song, but not at the same time. whatever maybe its just my own musician oppinion [/B][/QUOTE]

That's the beauty of music.....we can all have our own opinions. =)


-Cal

Posted on 01-09-2003 by soul-fighter
haha amen to that!

i dont know about the rest of you all but im guna get "Cry Holy" when it comes out in March. I recommend you all at least LISTEN to it, cuz they might have changed since this last one :D

Posted on 01-10-2003 by Heavy C
[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by soul-fighter [/i]
[B]haha amen to that!

i dont know about the rest of you all but im guna get "Cry Holy" when it comes out in March. I recommend you all at least LISTEN to it, cuz they might have changed since this last one :D [/B][/QUOTE]


I'm gonna be beatig people out of my way to get it, :)
I still do lvoe the band....I find faults in palces, but overall..they are very cool.

-Cal

Posted on 01-10-2003 by soul-fighter
haha amen to that. Im not sayin i dont find faults in the band. But it IS like my fav band and when you guys were trashin em i had to stick up for em heh :D

Posted on 01-24-2008 by thedrummer17
In response to Heavy C's post about the members of Sonicflood. As far as I know Will Denton never played drums for Sonicflood. Aaron Blanton was the original drummer.(read the liner notes in the Cd.) Will Denton is still in professional music. He started with DCTalk then drummed for Stephen Curtis Chapman, and now is recording with various country artists. If you want more info check out his myspace or search google. As far as I know he never quit. He is a touring drummer and now studio drummer. I hope this isn't offensive/argumentative. I started drumming because of Will and I've followed his career since the beginning.

Posted on 03-03-2003 by bennie_05
The old band was so much better. They were like my fav. These guys really didn't live up to expectations.

Posted on 03-21-2003 by Rob
The old SonicFlood put out what had to be one of the greatest cd's ever. Those are just too big of shoes to fill by a band that is just ok.

Posted on 03-21-2003 by Brent
The problem is, and always has been, with the name. After the debut CD, with the name SONICFLOOd came certain expectations. The band that now has the name SONICFLOOd is *not* in any way SONICFLOOd. None of them were original members of the band, so in order for them to sound the same at all they would be copying what the original band did. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this "new" band. Their CD Resonate and their newest one (from what I've heard so far) are decent (at best) pop/worship recordings. They are fairly solid. However, they are NOT SONICFLOOd. That's still the problem and always will be with many people. Instead of starting some legal battle like Rick Heil did he should have just dropped the name and started a new band. With it he would have lost the reputation to live up to (which hasn't happened) and also lost the comparisons that will never end.

I, for one, don't care terribly for this "new" Sonicflood. The Resonate CD was okay in my opinion because it was original stuff. However, this newest one is almost entirely cover songs. I realize that the original Sonicflood CD was mostly cover songs, but the difference is that these songs were dramatically different from their regular recordings. SF did them in a style all their own many times with different chords and melodies than the originals even had. This "new" SF on the new record has mostly cover songs but has redone them in a way that is hardly different than the way we already know them. I think of the current single from the new album..."Famous One". Same style as the original only you've added Rick Heil's vocals to it....and on this song he's quite annoying *in my opinion*. He doesn't stay on key well in it to me and just doesn't fit in general. Just my 3 cents worth.

Posted on 03-22-2003 by bennie_05
I didn't know Rick Heihl had a lawsuit but i can understand why. If he had dropped the name sonicflood and then put out teh stuff they did then they wouldn't have sold nearly as many albums.

Posted on 04-07-2003 by IndoGuy
I was really dissapointed that all of the former band members had quit and had been replaced by totally new members...i give this cd a 2.:(

Posted on 06-14-2002 by Mugga Please
On this cd its a whole new band replacing the original sonicflood band. I personally arnt really into this cd. It has way to many effects and wierd things like that...and they guys voice is kinda wierd...its like boy bandish vocal in a way. There are a few good songs on there (most of them are just redo's of older worship songs) but i dont really like the new written ones.

Posted on 06-14-2002 by ristmo
It took me a while to get to like this cd, probably because it's softer than what I'm used to. After listening a few times, I started to like it better.
My favorites are:

Lord of the Dance
I Lift My Eyes Up
Write Your Name upon My Heart
Your Love
Holy and Anointed One
In Your Hands

All of them are good and worshipful, those are just my favorites. I like all the songs on this cd.

Posted on 06-16-2003 by Unregisted
If Rick felt that God was telling him to keep the name, then I don't see what's wrong! Why are there so many people out there criticising him? There is nothing wrong with his music. It may be a different style from the original band, but does that mean that one can't worship God just because the music is different? IF that's the way, I don't think you really understand the meaning of worship. No offense to anyone.

Posted on 06-27-2005 by chillwilldrums
[QUOTE=Heavy C]Well, I will recant some history given me by Jeff Deyo himself,adn soem I've aquired over time...

ORIGINAL ABND:
Otto Price- bass, founding member in 1998....was replaced on basss by Aaron Blanton in 1999. Otto does some producing and songwriting and works very closely with Jeff Deyo.

Jason Halbert- keys & programming, founding member in 1998, left in the split in 2000. Producer now.

Will Denton- drums, founding member in 1998, left in split in 2000, apparently has left professional music.
(these 3 guys were the abdn for DC Talk for about 3 years before forming SFd)

Jeff Deyo- lead vocals, original member, 1998-2000. Asked to leave the band shortly before the split. Has an awesoem solo career now.

Dwayne Larring- guiatrs, origial ember 1998-2000, left in split. He was the guitarist for SevenDay Jesus before joining SFd. He works with Halbert as a producer now.

Rick Heil- repalced Blanton on abss in late 1999, only meber to remain under the SONICFLOOd logo when they split up. Rebuilt the band, took voer elad vocals and sognwriting adn moved to secodary guitars. Rick wasn't an original member, but he was on the Live disc, their best one, so I included him.


Personally Deyo's solo career is truer to SONICFLOOd tradition adn sound, and better both musically and more worship oriented.




As to comments made about msdot of the sogns being covers..well, friend,Ig uess you neglected to notive that SONICFLOOd wrote as many of their own sogns under Deyo as they have under Heil.....don't look for a reason to knock them, jsut say you dont like them adn leave it there,..dont try to throw dirt in the grave when they are in the casket already.....sermon done.

cal[/QUOTE]

Hey - have to reply to this - I am Will Denton, and I never, ever played for Sonic Flood in any way. The only connection that might have been made is that I played on some of Jeff Deyo's earliest solo records, long before he ever joined SF. And as far as my being "out of Professional music", whoa! I've been playing with Steven Curtis Chapman for the nine years since I left dcTalk. Please, please don't spread information like this that you obviously haven't confirmed.....thanks!

Posted on 07-10-2002 by Dormin75
Yeah this CD and band is completely different from the SonicFlood that I remember, but it still is a great CD. Hope the do better in the future, though
-God Bless

Posted on 07-29-2004 by Vannaman
Everymember is new? In the pictures, I can see several members who were present for the first album. They grew hair which may throw some off. It looks to me like only the singer has changed. I've read in the publications that Jeff Deyo left the band, but I've never seen (other than this thread) that the entire band was new.

Posted on 08-02-2002 by Michael
i really dont care for this one that much since it is a tottaly differnt band

Posted on 09-12-2002 by JarsFreak57
this cd is sorry , this new band isnt good..what happened to the other one???

Posted on 09-19-2002 by Alpha_Trooper
Man, this CD was way too produced! Too much eectronic stuff, Original SonicFLOOD was soooooo much better. Check out Jeff Dayo's new CD (Jeff Dayo was the leader of the old SonicFLOOD)

Posted on 10-08-2002 by theservant
This is a great cd!!!!!! Go check it out. While building on the original sound they take it in a slightly different direction. I loved the songs they wrote themselves like the title track Resonate to Write Your Name On My Heart to In Your Hands also they simply rock on the praise N worship standards like Fuel and Lord Over All.
I highly recommend this cd.

Posted on 11-02-2002 by ThirdDay1980
I really liked this cd.

This new band is great, as well as the old band was great.

It would not be fair for me to say one was better.

When I listen to it it puts me in a more worshipful mood.

I love the songs: Resonate, Write Your Name Upon My Heart, Lord Over All, and You Are The Holy One.

It is a softer album than SONICFLOOd. My Refuge is a great song from that one.

Posted on 11-02-2002 by soul-fighter
dude this CD is friggin awesome... i like it better than the original in a way because the original music sounded like massively muted.

Posted on 12-28-2002 by Heavy C
My favs off this CD are Fuel and In Your Hands.

At first I really didn't care for it, I was ticked about the new soudna and it not beign what Iw anted..but its grown on me..SONICFLOOd is still super tight, their live show is still awesoem as ehck, been to 3 SONICFLOOd cocnert, one with Jeff Deyo and co and two for the rebuilt SFd....


The badn is good, they don't need all the effects crap they put on...all the gimmicks take away from how good the CD is...it lowers it actually....


And Jeff Deyo's CD SATURATE is 5 time sbetter than this CD though...

-Cal

Posted on 12-28-2002 by Heavy C
[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by JarsFreak57 [/i]
[B]this cd is sorry , this new band isnt good..what happened to the other one??? [/B][/QUOTE]


Well, I will recant some history given me by Jeff Deyo himself,adn soem I've aquired over time...

ORIGINAL ABND:
Otto Price- bass, founding member in 1998....was replaced on basss by Aaron Blanton in 1999. Otto does some producing and songwriting and works very closely with Jeff Deyo.

Jason Halbert- keys & programming, founding member in 1998, left in the split in 2000. Producer now.

Will Denton- drums, founding member in 1998, left in split in 2000, apparently has left professional music.
(these 3 guys were the abdn for DC Talk for about 3 years before forming SFd)

Jeff Deyo- lead vocals, original member, 1998-2000. Asked to leave the band shortly before the split. Has an awesoem solo career now.

Dwayne Larring- guiatrs, origial ember 1998-2000, left in split. He was the guitarist for SevenDay Jesus before joining SFd. He works with Halbert as a producer now.

Rick Heil- repalced Blanton on abss in late 1999, only meber to remain under the SONICFLOOd logo when they split up. Rebuilt the band, took voer elad vocals and sognwriting adn moved to secodary guitars. Rick wasn't an original member, but he was on the Live disc, their best one, so I included him.


Personally Deyo's solo career is truer to SONICFLOOd tradition adn sound, and better both musically and more worship oriented.




As to comments made about msdot of the sogns being covers..well, friend,Ig uess you neglected to notive that SONICFLOOd wrote as many of their own sogns under Deyo as they have under Heil.....don't look for a reason to knock them, jsut say you dont like them adn leave it there,..dont try to throw dirt in the grave when they are in the casket already.....sermon done.

cal

Posted on 12-28-2002 by soul-fighter
i still love the CD, always will... so there.

The original sonicflood sounded alright, but from a true music standpoint... it kinda sucked. alot of the keyboard/guitar harmony kinda things didnt go really well together. The guitar wasnt crisp sounding. Alot of the background music didnt go with the singing. Maybe it was just a crappy recording. Even so the music didnt flow very well. Dont get me wrong they were still probly really awesome in concert :D

Posted on 12-28-2002 by Heavy C
There are two camps so far..those who like the original SFd and think RESONATe is over-produced...and those who like the new SFd adn think the pink CD was over-produced and awkward...thank God camp number one is still in the majority though...


As far yur commetns about the musci...the original SFd had Halbert on keys and other noise junk...really they coulda ditched him, left off the effects and all the toher noise they added and gotten a guy with an electric piano and then used the same rest of the music......no offense to Mr. Halbert, but he drug SFd's musci donw a notch.

RESONATe is WAY over-proeduced as well. Allt her gimmicks and soundclip overdubs and the complicated spots where they multi-tracked portiosn of the song adn the timign of the vocals is odfdd....I've been sayign it for 2 years now, jsut get your isntruemtns, plug up your amsopand mics, record live in studio...leave all loops, programming,e tc out..jsut go with the sound you have lvie....

The old SFd live had no rival.......the enw does..but they coem as close as youc an to being the old SFd...

nitey,
-Cal The Ramblin Man

Posted on 12-29-2002 by soul-fighter
i totally agree about the effects on the new cd, they coulda laid back on alot of em and still sounded great. Fact of the matter is that resonate just sounds cleaner and the music flows better than the pink cd. even without all the mass amounts of effects, i still would say its better.

I dont understand what youre sayin about the lyrics being off, got an example that i can listen to?


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