Giantkiller – Valley Of Decision **Used-Vinyl, 1982, Star Song) Classic prog rock Jesus music VOD11519
Jacket: VG+ nice glossy shine
A1 Living For Today
A2 Hot Nor Cold
A3 Power To Power
A4 Into The Eighties
B1 We Have To Get Together
B2 No More Sin
B3 Wounded Soldiers
B5 Whose Side You On?
The band’s three album were released in England and slowly made their way over to the US. Star Song picked up Valley of Decision and released it to little response. Which was a real shame.
This progressive, new wave band was creative and unique and totally stood out from the rest of CCM at the time. That, of course, explains why they did not make such an impact. But since this list is more about the quality than the impact their placement here is deserving.
The production was way above the norm for the genre at the time but can be explained by the fact that Jimmy Hotz and Kemper Crabb produced the album. Both will appear later on this list and are brilliant beyond comparison.
Fans of early Lifesavors, Undercover, the Imitators and the Choir will find quite a bit to like here. At the same time fans of Christian Euro music will love the comparisons to Ishmael, The Predators and Alwyn Wall.
Keyboard dominated and dance drum rhythms dominate the album. Guitars take center stage primarily during the solos, but the rhythm work has little to no distortion and is primarily in the background. Lyrics are pretty straight forward with an emphasis on evangelism and spiritual warfare.