发行公司：2001 Word Entertainment
在1999年组队，以他们的同名专辑《Downhere》在2001年让Christian music world网站大吃一惊。他们最新专辑《So Much for Substitutes》的出现使Downhere使饱受赞誉。这张专辑赢得了Juno Award nomination for Contemporary Christian Gospel Album of the Year。其中的歌曲《Breaking Me Down》赢得了Dove Award for Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year。
正如主音作词Jason Germain说的：“explain in our art what being a Christian is”by being“as deeply layeredas possible”Downhere决定让他们的歌曲为人们所理解的同时极力避免客套话。在Coldplay,Pearl Jam和Radiohead的影响下，乐队将自我反省的歌词灌注到guitar-driven rock的歌曲中：《Starspin》，《Iliad》和《What It's Like》。《So Much for Substitutes》这张专辑以温和的表达挑战着Christian complacency，以鼓手Jeremy Thiessen的话讲就是：“struggle sand joys of human existence。”downhere就将这样的信息传给世人。
Downhere offers a worship-focused project for their debut. The songs focus on our relationship with God and the need to depend on Him. The lyrics will grab you and make you stop and think.
"Larger the Life" opens the CD with the simple reminder that the world around us bares witness to God and His power. Since God is larger then what is around us, we need Him in our lives.
"Great Are You" is my personal favorite. It talks again about the power of God and then compares that power to us, putting us in our place and crying out about the greatness of God. "It makes me wonder/Who am I/And great are You."
"Calmer of the Storm" is a prayer for faith that God is still in control when life seems to be out of control.
"Breathing In" takes its name from the idea that when we die, we immediately take our first breath of eternal life in Heaven.
The lyrics range from the simple and straight forward to the poetic. Either way, they will make you stop and think.
My only real complaint with the CD is the lack of variety in musical styles. The songs tend to run together, with only a couple really standing out. This is a small complaint, really, because the words keep bringing me back to listen again and again.
With a little musical variety, this could have been an outstanding debut. As it stands, this is still an great CD that hopefully marks the start of a long career.
01. Larger Than Life
02. Free ME Up
05. Great Are You
06. Calmer Of The Storm
07. All The Reasons Why
08. Making Me
09. From Protest To Praise
10. Breathing In
11. So Blue