Whomever wrote the review said something to the effect of 'waiting for this album since 2007'. Well for me, it's since 2005. I couldn't get into any of the last 3 albums at all. What's with putting a horse as your album cover anyways? I haven't finished listening to this album yet, but there's not one song I dislike or wanna skip thus far. Great job Anberlin!
Its really not heavy. A couple heavier tracks, but that's it. With that being said, I encourage EVERYONE who sits here and says cities is better or "heavier" to go back and listen to cities. That album is the same, a few heavy cuts, a lot of slower and pop cuts as well...... This album is very, very good so far.
*ok now i am listening to Modern Age. Holy shit.
That's a good thing, if it was just 11 songs like Self Starter it would get tiresome fast. I actually wish there was something even softer on here. But I got "Before I Start Dreaming" from the A&B record and that's enough for me. :)
I just think their older songs have better structures and hooks to them. Songs like the resistance, dismantle repair, paperthin hymn etc are heavy but heavy in the right moments. Some of these new songs sound like a mess to me, heavy guitar which isn't really that rythmic, loud synth from the 80's that sounds like a video game ... its so cluttered. I feel like you need to let a song breathe on its own, and the new songs don't possess that. They seemed so forced
I've never understood the people who rave about The Resistance, that is such a bland, mediocre track to me. Self Starter shits all over it.
Meh, looks like we just disagree. I think the hooks here are just as strong as Cities, though in a different way. Don't feel like there's a "mess" here at all - I think it's more of an accomplishment that they made such thick music work. I like this direction for the band.
Yeah, I like how much going on there is, it'll be like the opposite of the lyrics on Dark. Where there's new shit to hear every time.
I actually really like The Resistance as a song, but the mix/production on the album is TERRIBLE - such a hollow track. Maybe not as strong as some of their other heavy tracks, but it's a damn good song and sounds great live.
The song as a whole just bores the shit out of me, I think every single song on NTFP and Cities (and now probably this) are much, much better. I probably wouldn't even put it in my top 5 for NS and I'm not a big fan of NS.