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Seventh Day Slumber "The Anthem of Angels"
by Grant Yoder (cmaddict.com) on 2011-11-14 13:55:00
Seventh Day Slumber. Seventh Day Slumber. Seventh Day Slumber. I’m speechless, but required by this website to write, and so I will attempt to do justice to this album. The Anthem of Angels album has everything you could want in a SDS album. Do yourself a favor and download the whole album. I’m telling you that each song plays to the next in a way that says this is one song split eleven ways.

Frontman Joseph Rojas calls SDS’ newest installment “one of the most honest records we’ve made. We’ve opened ourselves up more, and been vulnerable. On this record, we pull no punches.” I agree. Seventh Day Slumber has always taken their job seriously. They have proven that you don’t have to sing about questions or sing about the way you wish everything in your simple life could be perfect. This album has solutions…it has answers. SDS challenges you to go for the answers. For some reason we expect that we are the only ones making mistakes and so we hide them. We even, in an attempt to throw suspicions, judge others for the same mistakes we’ve made. It takes great courage as a band in the spotlight to admit these things. In my favorite track on this album titled “One Mistake” Lead singer and SDS founder Joseph Rojas talks about stumbling. Much appreciated by this writer to swallow the jagged pill and write something that needs to be heard. We screw-up, we make mistakes and we will be forgiven and accepted.

The honesty comes washing in on a tidal wave of harmony and driving melody of the track “Back Where I Began”. These lyrics embody questions that everyone has and drives us all to realize the power of giving up and letting go and saying “…Lord, I just want to fall in your arms”

Overall what you get with this “The Anthem of Angels” album is huge hooks, driving drums, monster melodies, and honest lyrics. You need music to march to….march to the beat of Seventh Day Slumber.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Genre: Rock/Alt
Label: BEC Recordings
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Buy it: Amazon MP3

Tracklist:
1. Wasted Life 4:00
2. Love Came Down 4:27
3. One Mistake 3:53
4. Addicted To My Pain 3:26
5. Never Too Far Gone 2:49
6. Pieces 4:13
7. Crash 3:47
8. Back Where I Began 4:33
9. Knows My Name 4:31
10. My Life 3:42
11. How He Loves 4:02
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