Review Date: 10/08/2014
Review By: Rebekah Joy
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: (8.5 / 10)
Sanctus Real is a CCM group that has roots in Toledo, Ohio. Since their debut in 1996 they have released 6 Albums including Say It Loud, Fight The Tide, The Face Of Love, We Need Each Other, Pieces Of A Real Heart, and Run.
It would be imagined that after 6 albums a band would start to lose traction and focus, but the opposite is definitely true for Sanctus Real with their recent release The Dream.
The album definitely gets off to a strong start with the title track “The Dream.” The prevalence of drums throughout the song adds a strong level of energy, and helps to build the song up to the chorus, without taking away from the lyrics. “The Dream” talks about how God is the dream, and how everything else will fade. “Took me all these years to figure out, it’s you, God it’s you, it’s not a place, it’s not a face. It’s not a trivial pursuit, the dream is you.”