Taking Heaven by Storm isn't the most original album out there, but it does the job. It's much closer in sound and spirit to the power rock ballads of the '80s than the grunge sound that was taking over at the time of the album's release. Steve Camp's soft rock sound isn't revolutionary, but it holds the listener's attention and, every once in a while, surprises. The most innovative aspect of the album isn't its music -- it's the subject matter. Camp is bold enough to write not one, but two straightforward love songs to his wife ("The Love I Found in You" and "I'm Committed to You"). This is unusual in that Christian albums usually shy away from love songs about anyone but God, and it's refreshing to see Camp address this important part of life with his trademark passion and honesty.
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AllMusic Review by Melinda Hill