The Early Years is a collection from the Jeff Deyo days of Sonicflood, before all four of the band's founding members left in 2001. As Sonicflood's lineup evolved over the course of future recordings, many fans of their high-energy alternative praise & worship style felt that the band never returned to form after their first two releases. Many of their most recognizable tunes like "I Want to Know You," "Open the Eyes of My Heart," and "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever" (all included here) come from their self-titled 1999 debut and the 2001 live album Sonicpraise. This collection offers a window to the band's promising beginning stages.
AllMusic Review by Jared Johnson