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toxin.
December 5th 2012


12805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't know how you can rave about Resistance and not give Self-Starter similar praise. Same with
Godspeed and Little Tyrants. In terms of building an atmosphere Type Three and God, Drugs, & Sex are
far more successful than NS at merging atmosphere with melody, which is where songs like Younglife
failed pretty badly.

I mean, I understand if Intentions, Orpheum, Modern Age (disappointing chorus), Innocent, Someone
Anyone, Other Side, and even God, Drugs & Sex are all like bland to you. I disagree but I could see
where you're coming from, but I don't really get the perspective of "I didn't really like"

I dunno maybe it'll grow if you even care enough to give it the chance

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2012


17945 Comments


bro

toxin.
December 5th 2012


12805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh

guitarnater
December 5th 2012


917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

chan chan

FearThyEvil
December 6th 2012


12760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Finally came around to listening to this and I'm really enjoying it. However, I can not stand "Innocent" at all. I had to skip after a bit. It's a really annoying song to me.

JakeStallion
December 6th 2012


398 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I absolutely love NS. It was the first album I heard from Anberlin and the album that got me into them, so that album holds a very special place in my heart. However, I don't see how anyone could love NS and not love this.

Also, @xtoxin "I mean, I understand if Intentions, Orpheum, Modern Age (disappointing chorus)"
HEY. Modern Age's chorus is one of my favorite moments on the entire album.

toxin.
December 6th 2012


12805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I enjoy NS quite a bit too but it lacks a serious punch. It's just really pleasant.

I enjoy Modern Age's chorus too, but after the fantastic verse, it doesn't really live up. Not to mention the vocal effects water it down. And honestly, I think it's the guitar riff in the back that drives the chorus forward.

JakeStallion
December 6th 2012


398 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

The guitar does add a lot of atmosphere to the chorus, which is a huge reason I love it so much. The final chorus hits me so hard, though. The quiet part with the "sing oooooon" and then bursting into the chorus is so powerful.

Ecnalzen
December 6th 2012


6825 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That guitar part is what does it most for me. So simple, yet so effective.

toxin.
December 6th 2012


12805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Modern Age live is miles better, you should check out some of the vids on Youtube. The effects make
Stephen sounds really gargled which is one reason why I don't think the chorus quite has the power to
match the buildup of the verses.

Edit: Worth adding that it seems in some of the videos he still trails off his voice on some words
like "all" and "loved" which is part of my annoyance with the chorus. Other videos it's not as
noticeable so

JakeStallion
December 6th 2012


398 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

@xtoxin I'm proud to say I saw them live just a few weeks ago and they played Modern Age. It sounded absolutely beautiful live.

toxin.
December 7th 2012


12805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm so jealous. They were in San Diego the Sunday before they released Vital. Not that I went but I might've gone were the Vital tour then. Now I prob have to wait a year or so to see them. They're actually only an hour away from my house in OC but unfortunately that's the day I leave for India. So mad I'm missing them

Storm In A Teacup
December 7th 2012


13226 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Modern Age is one of the best songs. I still like Desires best.

JakeStallion
December 7th 2012


398 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

The concert was incredible. It was easily one of the greatest nights of my life.

And Desires' verses absolutely make the song for me. The simple-yet-extremely melodic bass and vocals are killer.

toxin.
December 7th 2012


12805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"And Desires' verses absolutely make the song for me. The simple-yet-extremely melodic bass and vocals are killer."
Yeah! I agree. It's also good to hear a break-up song that sounds inspired, versus repeating cliches and platitudes like "who needs enemies when we've got friend?"

Ecnalzen
December 8th 2012


6825 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The intro and chorus are what does it for me on Desires. Probably Anberlin's heaviest riff I've heard. I likes.

I see you taking shots at To The Wolves, toxin. Uncool.

toxin.
December 8th 2012


12805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dude, c'mon, To The Wolves is so disappointing. The chorus is just a huge cliche, the melody is nothing to write home about, and the solo is one of those tremolo solos I feel we complain about too often.

Like I said before, I love the pre-chorus(?) of "Thought it was me and you against the world/ but you left me to the wolves" and the verses are pretty good too. But the chorus and solo leave much to be desired

Ecnalzen
December 9th 2012


6825 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't know, but I love that song. The chorus does fall flat. I really like the lead guitar, but I wish the rhythm guitar was
doing something more. Feels a little lifeless. Prechorus kicks so much ass tho.

I think Closer is my fave from that album.

toxin.
December 9th 2012


12805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

My fav is probably Pray Tell. That song works on so many levels and is one of my favorite Anberlin songs. I also really love Art of War but the lyrics are the biggest letdown of any Anberlin song.

Ecnalzen
December 9th 2012


6825 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Art of War is cool too. Never really thought much of the lyrics, but the music rules. Also really like Down and Impossible is pretty great too.

Does Down remind anyone else of Unwinding Cable Car? I think they are in the same key, maybe that's why it reminds me of it.



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