Written by Brandon Ryan
While the album sticks to the same formula as their first record Albatross, the lyrics seem more polished and wise. The Silver Cord flows with only a few bumps in the road. There were times I’d close my eyes and let the album carry me through a beautifully blended journey of great solo’s and drum beats. You can feel the live energy of their show when you listen to this album. But there were also times when my journey was temporarily disposed, like for example when the band chants “Hey hey, hey hey hey!” in the background, or when the lead singer does a harmonized “Oh oh ooooh!” I understand these elements commonly leak into songs, but can we please stop this boys? How many more Anberlin bands can one generation have?
But besides those few occurrences, this album is near flawless. This record is still very fresh to the market and according to the band’s website, the album sales are stellar, (which I believe). And if your a fan of great cover work, buy this album. The cover work is very cool!