5.0 out of 5 stars
New Surrender, 19 Oct 2009
New Surrender is a really powerful record and once again the members of Anberlin show a great development in their music-making. The sound is shifting from heavy bass, screaming guitars and eager screams in songs like "Feel Good Drag" and "The Resistance" to sweet and gentle harmonies in songs like "Retrace" and "Breathe". There is not one song that is less amazing than the others.
The music of Anberlin is not just different instruments put together. The engagement and the deep lyrics take the music to a higher level of consciousness. We are not just supposed to enjoy the songs, but to think about their meanings as well. Stephen Christian and the other band members challenge us to wake up and make a change.