Anthem Lights
Our Rating
2 Stars - Fair
Average Rating
(9 user ratings) ADD YOURS Help
Release Date
May 10, 2011
Label
Reunion Records

Sounds like: Burnished, radio-ready rock; compare to Skillet, Creed, Red

Top tracks: "I Wanna Know You Like That," "Lighthouse," "Stranger"

The debut album by this Nashville band carries a sound as buffed and polished as the Photoshopped shot of the foursome that graces the LP's cover. The slick production of this self-titled effort gives every guitar chord a watery sheen and molds frontman Alan Powell's vocals into frothy piles of aural cotton candy. No one should doubt that, spiritually, these guys have their hearts in the right place, as they use every song to proclaim their allegiance to Christ. But it doesn't make any effort to differentiate itself from every other faith-based rock band on the radio these days.

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Tags:
Browse All Music Reviews By:
Read These Next
Current IssueThe Science of Sinning Less
The Science of Sinning Less Subscriber Access Only
What new research reveals about self-control and willpower.
Current IssueWhat the Church Says to Terrible People
What the Church Says to Terrible People Subscriber Access Only
‘Welcome to the club.’
TrendingForgiveness: Muslims Moved as Coptic Christians Do the Unimaginable
Forgiveness: Muslims Moved as Coptic Christians Do the Unimaginable
Amid ISIS attacks, faithful response inspires Egyptian society.
Editor's PickWhatever Is Pure: Cedarville Requires Professors to Apply Philippians 4:8
Whatever Is Pure: Cedarville Requires Professors to Apply Philippians 4:8
Faculty push back against stricter standards keeping curse words, R-rated movies, and sexual content out of their curricula.
Christianity Today
Anthem Lights
hide thisAccess The Archives

In the Archives

May 2011

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.