Flyleaf is still one of the most sumptuous, thrilling, compelling, and lovely bands operating.
In terms of sheer songwriting, New Horizons is as catchy, infective, melodic, and harmonic as the last five other albums you've bought. In terms of emotional power, the lyrics (and vocals) are breathtaking - and I don't even care for the God stuff. But even as a fundamentalist atheist, it's impossible not to be struck by what completely lovely people Christians - the members of this band very much in particular - often are.
Seeing them live in London last tour was like being born again - smilie probably indicated here - and it was impossible not to be swept up and overwhelmed.
Anyway, this album may not quite be the equal of their last, Memento Mori, but then again that's an impossibly high bar. This is still easily the best album I bought in 2012, and it follows me in my head most everywhere I go. (About half the tracks, incidentally, are completely awesome for working out/running, if you're keen on that kind of thing, as I very much am.)
Flyleaf makes a truly joyful noise.