Reviewed by DBSilver on 14 Jan 2006
There are two paths listeners can follow with the 'new' Neal Morse. One one path Prog fans are fortunate that he continues to make progressive rock with such releases as One, Testimony, and ? and while this music may also contain a 'message' they are unmistakably progressive rock. The other path is the music I would call 'worship' music of which Lead Me Lord (as well as God Won't Give Up) fall under.
Morse's worship music moves from gospel to rock with many stops in between but generally fails to find a progressive note. Strengths are Morse's wonderful voice and his solid abilty to find melodies and hooks.
Lead Me Lord has a great live feel making it, in my opinion a more enjoyable album than God Won't Give Up. Still, there is little here for progressive rock fans or for those who are not open to inspiration from the Christian message in each of these songs.