Rivenside is a worship band from the musical hotbed located in the greater Houston area. Anchored by co-writers
Jordan Dunn and Brandon Rich, the band has released this EP in 2008 to give people a taste of what Rivenside has to
offer before returning to the studio to put together a full record. These four songs are a start, but there will need to
be great strides made before I get excited about the next release. Worship records are a tricky business... based on
what we hear so far, this doesn't appear to be a band that is bound for a deal with SixSteps or Integrity.
Rivenside instead is more a band that could be leading meaningful worship services at their church, bringing people in their community
closer to God with original worship instead of leaning on the Tomlin/Baloche/Hillsong songlist that most other churches
are using. That is not bad thing to aspire to, though, is it?
- Review date: 1/2/09, written by Rob Tyson of Jesusfreakhideout.com