Dark Is the Way;Light Is a Place
After Anberlin’s disappointing major label debut ‘New Surrender’, it seemed that the sound of the classic ‘Never Take Friendship Personal’ was something the band felt that they had to move away from, destined for a future that lacked the aggression, punch and dynamics of that era. Indeed the move away from using Aaron Sprinkle as a producer seemed to have further exacerbated the decline. The trend has been for Anberlin to become less hard rock and more independent sounding and so it is with this the bands fifth studio album. Brendan O’Brien takes the reigns this time around and the overall sound is infinitely more organic than the smooth edge afforded to earlier releases.