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Mattie Montgomery, The Keys To Open Ancient Gates

Mattie Montgomery
The Keys To Open Ancient Gates

Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 10 tracks: 41 minutes, 27 seconds
Street Date: June 14, 2011

At the outset you are jacked by the album artwork. Mattie Montgomery has a keen eye for art and design. You open the CD case and see his personal reason for this project was to simply uplift Christians everywhere in their walk. It connects you to a modern day Paul. Then you pop in the disc and bask in the glory of God's truth.

Lyrically, Mattie spoke as if he were speaking right to you. The entire album is a personal conversation, and one you don't want to leave. On every track, Mattie gives an insight to the Word of God that is a revelation. For example, on track 3, "The Keys To Open Ancient Gates" Mattie says, "For years I believe the church has been begging, 'God, show Your glory,' God has been responding, 'you show My glory.'" You will have statements like this throughout the album.

Musically, Mattie has his own sound. The first track, "Prophesy In The Valley" opens with a sound not necessarily too pleasing to the ears but keeps you hooked. Tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9 all have amazing music to compliment the lyrics. Tracks 1, 2, and 4 could of had better attention made to the overall sound. Tracks 6 and 10 are prayers done by an uncredited woman. The prayers are fitting for a new generation of Jesus Freaks who seek the Lord. All in all, this album will strengthen you in your faith and cause you to reflect your heart toward Jesus and ask Him to search you out.

In Mattie's own words, "This album is for all those faithfully and desperately laboring to advance the Kingdom of Heaven, at any level - to pastors and teachers, teenagers and students. My prayer is that, through this project, you are better equipped to run the race. May you burn brightly and br radically consumed with your pursuit of God."

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 11/7/12, written by Travis Miller for


. Record Label: Catapult
. Album length: 10 tracks: 41 minutes, 27 seconds
. Street Date: June 14, 2011
. Buy It: iTunes
. Buy It: AmazonMP3

  1. Prophesy in the Valley (4:10)
  2. Carriers (4:15)
  3. The Keys To Open Ancient Gates (4:15)
  4. The Death Process (4:49)
  5. Crown (4:31)
  6. Prayer I (2:00)
  7. Components (4:25)
  8. Protect the Head (4:57)
  9. The Hem of His Garment (3:16)
  10. Prayer II (4:49)


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