Soundblab.com - Album Review: John 3:16 - "Visions of the Hereafter"

11/5/2012

"The highlight of the album is its third track, 'Abyss of Hell/Clouds of Fire'. Layers of reverby guitar (reminiscent perhaps of Mark Mcguire's solo work but more sinister) combine with layers of synth and to create an almost orchestral sound. The strength of the track is that it is most effective at conjuring imagery of bleak desolation, particularly when a wall of distortion gradually enters, sounding like a distant storm. The song also features the mournful clarinet of Carolyn O'Neill, her simple sombre melodies creating an almost funereal feel to the piece, accurately reflecting the religious ideas behind the album."