"Romans Road" Instrumental (2013)
"and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus"
“Romans Road” is Adam’s Road’s musical journey through the Gospel of Grace as outlined in the book of Romans. Each track begins with a key verse being sung word-for-word, and then instrumental music following that encapsulates the idea of that verse. The album begins with the tracks Love of God and Power of God, bringing attention to the endless and deep love God has for us through the Gospel. It then attempts to depict man’s fallen nature with Wages of Sin and Fallen. Next few tracks, including One Act, Salvation, and Christ Died, focus on the salvation we have through faith in Jesus Christ—because of His offering for us on the cross that pays for our sin debt. And finally, the rest of the album conveys the result of accepting Jesus’ free gift of salvation.
The album features many new sounds and musical styles. Wages of Sin starts with a silky smooth classical Spanish guitar riff; the piece eventually flows into a pizzicato string and violin tango, depicting fallen man’s dance with death through sin. The orchestral climax of One Act is very Trans-Siberian, reflecting the effectual magnitude of Christ’s death on the cross. The grandiose, concerto-like flair of Salvation is meant to depict the magnificence of God’s free gift.
Beautiful, sustained vocals accompany the simple piano melodies at the beginning of Transformed; the piece itself transforms from an initial, alluring simplicity to a bombastic, percussive finale. From the featured didgeridoo and heavily percussive instrumental entrance on Power of God to the mysterious and subdued finale of Fallen, the album is full of unpredictable blends and arrangements, meant to immerse the listener in a plethora of various emotional contexts. Katie Warren (wife of band member Joseph Warren and sister of band members Matt and Micah Wilder) is the featured female vocalist for the album.