SpiritN3D - These Three Nails - Catholic CD Review

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SpiritN3D describes their music as a blend of Christian Contemporary and Rock music. Their new release These Three Nails aims high and at certain points achieves some measure of craftsmanship in the rock genre. The recording is certainly clean and full of high energy guitar licks.

The biggest disappointment with These Three Nails lies in the songwriting itself. Both melodically and lyrically the songs seem to lack focus. While the messages were positive, I found myself looking for a melodic or lyrical hook that never seemed to be present. Additionally, many of the songs ran for over six minutes; typically songs this length need to be well developed in order to engage the listener.

That is not to say that SpiritN3D lacks heart or talent. In fact, I could see a band of their level doing a great job of covering some Contemporary Christian hits. I would humbly suggest this approach for their next project.

You can pick up These Three Nails at their website, www.niteimage.com/clubs/Spiritn3d/home.htm

Reviewed by George Lower

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Susan Bailey is an writer, speaker and musician. She is the author of River of Grace Creative Passages Through Difficult Times, published by Ave Maria Press, and Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by The Message, part of the Literary Portals to Prayer series published by ACTA Publications. Along with her own blogs Be As One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion), Susan frequently contributes to CatholicMom.com and the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. She has also contributed to Catholic.net and Catholic Online. Susan writes articles and a monthly column known as Be as One for the Diocese of Worcester newspaper, The Catholic Free Press. Bailey, who works as a marketing/advertising assistant for a local real estate firm, is an associate member of the Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, where previously she served as chair and secretary, helping to organize the biennial “Gather Us In” women’s conference, one of the first major Catholic women’s conferences in the country. As part of her duties she wrote the monthly column for The Catholic Free Press known as “Concerning Women” and appeared on CatholicTV’s “This is the Day” to promote the conference. A professional musician and graphic artist, Bailey released four CDs, performed on EWTN, CatholicTV and World Youth Day 2002, and worked as a cantor in her parish of St. Luke the Evangelist for fifteen years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (with concentrations in US History and Music) from Bridgewater State University. She and her husband, Rich, have two grown children and live in North Grafton, Massachusetts. Susan invites you to join her email list where you will receive updates on exciting professional developments and speaking engagements. Email subscribers also receive special giveaways and previews of new projects. Susan loves a good conversation and looks forward to corresponding with you! Join here.

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