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toxin.
October 16th 2012


12898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What? Art of War might be their best composition instrumentally. Everything comes together so well, although I do concede the chorus's lyrics are pretty poor (but that wouldn't make it awful).



They "forgot" how to make a good chorus for the "hard" song (We Owe This To Ourselves, To The Wolves) but the rest are great. That's one of the oddest criticisms I've heard, since the slowed-down nature of the album gave more focus to the melodic choruses.

ProjectFreak
October 16th 2012


2173 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The lyrics derail the entire song for me.



To the Wolves is one of my favorites on the album. Too many of the choruses are really repetitive (Closer, You Belong Here, etc.) and don't have the passion that I expect from them.



I know my dislike of that album is kind of unpopular on this site but I'm sticking to it.

toxin.
October 16th 2012


12898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's not that unpopular actually. There are plenty of people who don't like DitW, or maybe don't like it as much as the rest of Anberlin's discography. And lol the lyrics are so bad that you call the song awful? That's awfully harsh. The lyrics of the verse are pretty neat anyways, though the chorus ruins it. Opinions, though. If you're that big on lyrics, Anberlin must be the biggest hit-or-miss band, considering how they go from Breaking to Miserabile Visu on the same album.



I quite enjoy To The Wolves too, but it's not for the chorus. (I really enjoy the "Thought it was me and you against the world/ But you left me to the wolves!") And yeah, if you have a problem with the songs lyrically (Closer/Closer/Closer!") versus musically, then I can see where you're coming from, since DitW has some of the weakest lyrics from Anberlin.



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