This week Tooth & Nail Records’ newest signing Nine Lashes released their label debut, World We View, receiving stellar reviews adding to the acclaim prior to the release. The highly talked about rock album debuted on the iTunes Rock chart peaking at No. 8 and staying strong in the Top 10 the entire week.
This Alabama-reared band worked with producer Aaron Sprinkle crafting their national debut. Together, the team turned in a sophisticated blend of modern, alternative and indie rock, undercut by a slew of rhythmic influences, cutting edge beats and even an appearance from screamo legend Ryan Clark (of Demon Hunter fame) on “Our Darkest Day” and Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan on “Adrenaline.”
As the album released, early reviews stated that the Nine Lashes’ debut is an “ambitious album (that) already promises to be one of the most solid rock debuts of the year,” (JesusFreakHideout) as well as placing the release in the ranks of RED’s Until We Have Faces. With the reviews below, it is clear that Nine Lashes is poised for a bright future.
“The songs on World We View exhibit an expansive rock sound, but every ounce is intended for mass appeal.”
– CCM Magazine 4 Star Review
“World We View is aggressive, both in its massive guitar riffs and its solid stand for truth in a crumbling world. This album is an achievement that promises great things from the future for Nine Lashes, and could easily hold its own amidst rock heavy weights in both Christian and mainstream rock formats.
– New Release Tuesday 5 Star Review
“If there is a new hard rock band built to succeed, it is definitely Nine Lashes. The band’s World We View is made for modern rock success…thus Nine Lashes is the safest bet to make the biggest splash in 2012.”
– HM Magazine
“Full of boundless energy and musical maturity.”
– Christianity Today 4 Star Review
“With such of a supported release, Nine Lashes is a band to watch out for in the future. World We View fits perfectly nestled in between Red’s Until We Have Faces and the TFK canon.”
– Christian Music Zine
“What sets Nine Lashes apart from the rest of the Christian rock scene is not their heavy rock, mature vocals, or their musical creativity. It’s their undeniable love for God that rings out of every track, and their mission to tell the lost that they have a purpose.”
– Jay’s Musik Blog
This album has already produced a No. 1 Rock single with “Anthem of the Lonely,” which was at the top for two weeks and in the Top 10 for more than six months. The current rock single “Get Back” was the most added rock song this past week.
Nine Lashes is currently on the REDvolution tour featuring RED, Thousand Foot Krutch and Manafest. Nine Lashes is Jeremy Dunn- vocals, Noah Terrell- drums, Jared Lankford- bass, Adam Jefferson- guitar and Jonathan Jefferson- guitar. Follow their journey on Twitter @NineLashes and on Facebook for updated information and tour dates.