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Anberlin - Dark Is The Way, Light Is The Place

They’re naturals at what they do

Posted Tuesday, 16 November 2010 in

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Anberlin

Anberlin - Dark Is The Way, Light Is The Place

Rating: 8

From the second ‘We Owe This To Ourselves’ plays out it becomes obvious why Anberlin have shifted over 700,000 albums: they’re naturals at what they do. Imagine Emery twisted beyond their basic one-level sound and burnished with swarming guitars that one second lead into upbeat chorus-rock (‘Impossible’) and the next drop to the mid-tempo tenderness of ‘Down’. With Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, AC/DC) producing, Stephen Christian’s vocals cry out louder than ever across closer ‘Depraved’ and it proves that five albums in Anberlin have moved beyond the light of ’New Surrender’ to dabble with a more interesting, darker edge that borders on Circa Survive.

Faye Lewis

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