MILLENNIAL REIGN singer Dave Harvey has released an album of older material from the early 2000’s. Rather than try to explain the situation, here’s the excerpt from the press release.
Here is what Dave had to say about this release “The first Millennial Reign album (2012) was simply a recording project of 80s style songs I used to play in a previous band called ‘3:16’ back around 2000 to 2005 or so. Those songs were never really released back then, so I would completely rerecord them all and make a lot of changes to those songs and release as the debut Millennial Reign album. Shortly after releasing ‘Carry The Fire’ on Ulterium, I felt it best to take the project album completely off the market because it really wasn’t Millennial Reign material. I had been considering releasing those original recordings under a different side project name for people to hear, so after contacting and discussing with ROXX, the project took on a whole new life. I hope you enjoy these songs as we bring them to you completely remastered but in their original format as Defector ‘Fire By Night’, enjoy.”
There you go, there will be a quiz at the end of the review. He’s right when he calls them “80’s style” they’re in the vein of early Dokken for the secular crowd. It’s right in line with the 80’s Christian bands that were coming out back then, but the recording is much cleaner and updated.
You really don’t need to be a Christian to appreciate the songs, it’s AOR, Melodic Rock, whatever term you prefer and if you like that style you’ll like this too. Having said that, the messages are positive and in line with Christian music. I have a funny opinion on Christian Music in general. As a devout Christian I often find the theology in Christian music a bit out of line with mine, but DEFECTOR keeps it middle of the road, not overly preachy OR so light in theology you think “why bother”. It’s a nice mix and a very enjoyable album despite your beliefs.
Track Listing:1. The Ascension 2. Always 3. We Are The Ones 4. Run For Your Life 5. Left Alone 6. Broken 7. Fire By Night 8. Live Forever 9. Everyday 10. Lost In Vegas