Guest / Limited Access /
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 NextSee Our Latest
Current Issue5 Books to Read During an Internet Sabbatical
Subscriber Access Only 5 Books to Read During an Internet Sabbatical
Considering a break from the web? Let Esther Emery pick the right readings to keep you company.
Current IssueWrestling with Eternity
Subscriber Access Only Wrestling with Eternity
For many, predestination is a struggle to accept; for Paul, it’s a doctrine of love.
TrendingWhy Do We Have Christmas Trees?
Why Do We Have Christmas Trees?
The history behind evergreens, ornaments, and holiday gift giving.
Editor's PickThe Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’
The Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’
How the New Testament offers a better, higher calling than the Declaration of Independence.
Christianity Today
Anthem Lights
hide thisAccess The Archives

In the Archives

May 2011

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