Petra

Still Means War!

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With 19 studio albums to their credit Christian rock stalwarts Petra continue to move and evolve over a 25 year career that spans two lead vocalists and hundreds of songs. Still Means War is the latest disc from the band. The release is a compilation that features songs of conquest and victory the band has performed throughout the years. Although pioneers in the movement, Petra has often sounded dated, especially in the upper registry of their vocalists. The first half of the disc falls into this category. There are some highlights sprinkled into the disc, however, that include the well-orchestrated "This Means War," and 1993's "Sleeping Giant," which still hold your attention. While the intent of the release is honorable its appeal will definitely be limited to the most ardent Petra fans. It has the feel of a compilation that was thrown together to appease the bands' fan base.

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