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Crash

Decyfer DownAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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“We’re not trying to fight God’s battles, because we can’t. But things need to be said, so we said them…” TJ Harris, Decyfer Down.

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  • Audio CD (May 5, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B001VRDRDS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,448 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but you will miss Caleb Oliver's vocals May 12, 2009
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
If you are new to Decyfer Down, just buy this album. You will love it. Excellent writing, terrific performances, this is still one of the top Christian rock bands in the world.

If you are a DD fan, you will miss Caleb Oliver on vocals. TJ Harris is a good singer, but Caleb had a unique sound. If Caleb sang with another band, I would instantly spot his voice. I could name you thirty rock singers that sound just like TJ. He's a great singer, really strong vocals, but he doesn't have that uniqueness to his voice.

By the way, there was a Crash EP released last fall with Crash, Best I Can, and a third song Now I'm Alive that didn't make the final album. These were sung by Caleb. If you want to compare Caleb's version of the title song with TJ's, track down the EP. I'm glad I bought it when it came out. I feel like it's a collector's item, sort of.

This album isn't as hard edged in its sound as End of Grey was, Decyfer Down has some change of pace songs here with a lighter touch. But it's still serious rock, they're not turning into a pop rock band. Not yet anyway. Despite my hurt over Caleb's leaving, I still recommend this band to you very much.

I would've rated this album five stars, except for the lead singer change. Buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase, just what I was looking for! February 14, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I got it for my Dad for Christmas and he loved it. He was really excited to get the cd, since it is his favorite band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Definitely Didn't "Crash" February 27, 2012
Format:Audio CD
"Crash" by Decyfer Down is a great sophomore album by the group and does a great job of showcasing new vocalist TJ Harris' talents. The album remains true to the sound already established by the band on their previous release, their debut record "End of Grey". Long time fans have little to fear about the departure of vocalist Caleb Oliver.

The album starts off with the self titled track, "Crash" which is a nice combination of softer melody with heavier riffs, creating a nice blend of rock and alternative metal. From here, the album progresses onto Decyfer Down's cover song of now defunct fellow Christian rockers "Fighting Instinct". The song sounds different than the remainder of the album, due to the style used during the verses, which is a different direction than what Decyfer Down usually uses. However, being a cover song, it does a great job of taking the original material and adding a little bit of the band's own flavor to it.

"Fading" picks up from here, starting where "Crash" left off, by creating a nice mix of rock and alternative metal with great hooks and catchy melodies. TJ Harris does an excellent job on this track of making a powerful song with great meaning and a chorus that is sure to stick with the listener long after the track has ended. The album then slows down with "Best I Can", which is a very slow paced, yet still upbeat and positive track. The song remains slow, using cleaner instrumentation settings with less distortion, while TJ sings at a slower tempo. The result: an overall beautiful track about life and love.

The album continues in this process of mixing softer rock and alternative metal by combining catchy melodies and choruses with slow tempos and varying guitar styles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I miss Caleb but TJ is Good too June 24, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I ordered this album mainly because I am a hard core decyfer down fan. I do think that Caleb's would have fit better in these songs than TJ's but then agian most of them were written for Caleb's voice and was later converted to TJ. But I highly recommend this album it was a great release from a great band.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decyfer Down [Crash] May 5, 2009
Format:Audio CD
For those wondering what took Decyfer Down three years to release its sophomore CD Crash on INO Records, there were plenty of roadblocks that would've sent a lesser band down for the count. In between albums, the hard rock foursome found themselves victims of a freakish van crash that sent its vehicle sliding across several lanes of traffic, sideswiping a guardrail and sending equipment flying in all directions. Outside of a directional refinement, Crash also finds vocalist TJ Harris--formerly of Fighting Instinct fame--stepping up to the microphone for previous leader Caleb Oliver, who was recently married.

Opening song "Crash" is one my favorite rock songs of the past year, originally recorded with Caleb on the digital "Crash EP" and re-recorded with TJ on the album release 5/5/09. I like both versions, especially the emotional tie-in to the band's van crash and the challenges of life. The album continues with "Desperate", another great rock song with a great message. "Fading" is next and is currently a top 10 hit song on the rock chart. My favorite song is next, "Best I Can", also originally recorded with Caleb and re-recorded with TJ. The song is a ballad and really reflects my personal desire to live life the best I can for God.

"We believe that we've taken it up a notch as far as our songwriting and performance goes on the songs as well. The songs touch on different aspects of our journey as believers, that God has a purpose and plan for your life." Drummer Josh Oliver

If you like Christian rock bands Disciple, Pillar and Red, you should enjoy this solid rock album by Decyfer Down, especially the songs "Crash", "Fading" and "Best I Can", which are my favorites songs on the album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Very Good Album!!!!
This a real good Hard Driving album musically with lyrics that match. Would highly recommend this album to any young adult out there, Decyfer Down well worth the listen.
Published 6 months ago by Roger Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christian music
Really good music. Get the new Scarecrow CD too , its awesome..
Rock n roll for the Rock. The King of Kings
Published 7 months ago by hawkeyebiker
5.0 out of 5 stars listen all the time.
love love love it. downloaded it onto my laptop and listen all the time. Never had to leave the house to get it.
Published 9 months ago by amy oakley
4.0 out of 5 stars Crash, life's trials, the album...
This is my first time listening to Decyfer Down, and I must say, I totally enjoyed it. They also stand for something I believe in, Christ. Read more
Published 9 months ago by monkey71
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
One of my favorite bands and this is one of their best albums. Hardly a song on this album that you won't enjoy.
Published 11 months ago by offroadjoe
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
The CD is mazing for those who are into this kind of music. It's worth listening to if you are trying to move beyond your standard contemporary Christian music.
Published 16 months ago by Dedre Peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars good sound
arrived in time, undamaged, good packaging got it for grand daughter hard to find in stores but easy on line
Published 20 months ago by Book Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in a while!
I am enjoying the album as much as anything else I have heard in a long time. Very good! TJ and DD rock out with the cross out!
Published on December 9, 2011 by DnLyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christian Rock Band
GREAT!!! Just happen to hear one of Decyfer Down's songs on Pandora and HAD to buy the whole album! A lot of Christian music appears to be of lower quality and talent than... Read more
Published on July 9, 2011 by Stephen
4.0 out of 5 stars It may not be the Decyfer Down that everyone is used to but it is...
Many users are commenting on how the change of lead singer affected the album negatively. I have to say that I personally loved both albums. Read more
Published on April 6, 2011 by Erin McLaughlin
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