KWLC Review: Anberlin
Anberlin branches with their new album “Vital” released Oct. 16. While front-man Stephen Christian calls it “their most aggressive to date,” I would call it “their punk side, with the use of computers as the latest and greatest musical instrument.”
The work sounds like what someone would expect from any other Anberlin album, but this one experiments more with electronics blended with the studio recording. By themselves, the electronics on “Vital” could easily compare to those from “Mylo Xyloto” by Coldplay, or “A Thousand Suns” by Linkin Park.
Since their beginning, this band has definitely found a sound that they plan to stick with until the end. This new use of sound added to their music is comparable to what kind of frosting you put on your cake. While it will affect the taste, it’s still the same underneath. At the same time that they are trying to shake things up a little, they don’t lose what people would recognize as their music.
If you like Anberlin, you’ll like this album. If you wish they would try something a little new, look no further. If you like punk rock, you’d probably be more into this album as well as their other more recent album, “Dark Is a Way, Light Is a Place.”