Tonight we debuted the new album from Anberlin, Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place.
Anberlin used to be in my Top 5 favourite bands, but fell from grace a couple years ago. I'm not even sure they'd be in my Top 10 now. Needless to say, I wasn't expecting much from their latest album. I was pleasantly surprised.
The first couple tracks are pretty weak to start off the album, but they get progressively better. I think my favourite track is #7 (The Art Of War), followed closely by #5 (You Belong Here) and #9 (Down). I think Stephen Christian is at his best on the more melodic tracks.
The Art Of War has a spacey, almost dreamlike feel to it. I picture the song going along with a heartbroken, twenty-something girl in her room. Flashes going back to her first love. Maybe a romance that lasted a couple of years, was pretty serious, but he cheated on her and ran out on the relationship. Now she swears never to love again. Do you hear a song and instantly have a visual scene play out in your head?
Which song on the new album is your favourite?
Relevant Magazine posted an interview with Stephen Christian about the new album HERE.