Parade of Lights
The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Hawk Nelson’s “… Is My Friend” continues a streak of quality material being released from the Christian pop punk group. Sadly the biggest break these guys have had is an appearance on the remake of “Yours, Mine & Ours”, but that’s never stopped them from making some decent music. “Is My Friend” is a bit of a different album for Hawk Nelson, it’s more straight-rock than what they’ve released before and it borders a style similar to Thousand Foot Krutch but only in how the percussion comes across, yes it’s a pop-punk beat on everything but the drums are turned up a little bit that provides an. As far as lyrics go Hawk Nelson is a pretty true Christian band they don’t write about only Christian themes, but that is what dominates as it should for what genre the band is in. The best songs from this album are in front with “You Have What I Need”, “Friend Like That”, and “Turn It On”, generally they are just good songs and they make them enjoyable. After that things do get repetitive in the middle of the album until it’s finished off with a great ballad song in “I Still Miss You”, a very touching song about a dead friend or family member. Hawk Nelson’s “…Is My Friend” is another good album from one of pop-punks best kept secrets. All Time Low and bands that do some edgier things may get all the press but it doesn’t make them a better band than Hawk Nelson.