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  • Audio CD (22 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00JPO972Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Brilliant Last Album by Anberlin,

Nice Variety of Styles, calm , hardcore and even a track with screamo in it!!

to be honest any album with this guys voice on will sound naturally great anyway.

5 Stars, Love it. So DIssapointed there won't be any more albums from them though.
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Superb Album...I hope after this great ALBUM Anberlin will do several farewell tours as this music is classic stuff!
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Fantastic album.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Final Album From Anberlin 23 Aug. 2014
By Kyler - Published on Amazon.com
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Anberlin for the past five years has been one of my favorite bands. It is always upsetting to see a band you really enjoy finally end. I own every album and was hoping for another great one in Lowborn. Unfortunately Anberlin's last is one of their most disappointing albums. As a whole, the Lowborn is decent record (hence the 3 stars) but attempts to try new styles on their final effort feel messy. Personally the vocals seem quieter compared to the rest of the band in Lowborn than in previous albums. I have listened to it my car, computer, and headphones and still get the same general sound. To me, it makes the album seem unpolished or unfinished.

The first half of the Lowborn starts off stronger with "We Are Destroyer." A harder rock song than most of Anberlin's past efforts. More attune to Vital & Dark is the Way, Light is a Place. As a fan of heavy metal, I enjoy the fast paced song with strong drums and guitars. With "Armageddon" & "Stranger Ways," the classic Anberlin returns with solid songs. The fourth song "Velvet Covered Black" feels like a hybrid of the styles of the first three songs. "Attonement" once again returns to the classic Anberlin with strong deep vocals, with solid sounds from the band and sound effects.

The second half is where the Lowborn begins to fall apart. "Bird of Prey" falters from the beginning with to much on the synthesized effects and strange vocals. The song to me feels rough and unfinished. By far the worst song on the album is "Dissenter." This horrible effort at something trying to approach heavy metal is a total failure. The vocals are terrible and guitar work feels misplaced. The drums sound great and the only thing worth noting. "Losing It All" is a traditional Anberlin song and it is the strongest of the second half of the Lowborn with "Hearing Voices" following not far behind. Finally finishing with "Harbinger," the song starts with an out of place sound effect. The lyrics of this song seem to be just repeating themselves throughout and is a very weak finish for their final album.

Lowborn is Anberlin going out with a whimper instead of a bang. An album more like Dark is the Way, Light is the Place would have been a more fitting end for the band. Lowborn is not an album that will draw in new Anberlin fans and want them to go and listen to their previous records. Is it a terrible record? No. Could have Lowborn been better? Yes, the potential is there but the execution was not. In the future, I hope to hear Anberlin back together making music, because again I am really disappointed in their final effort.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs to be Remastered 12 Dec. 2014
By JESS - Published on Amazon.com
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I love, love, love Anberlin. I own nearly every album, and I am a flexible fan (not the kind who always says "Their first album was the best" and hardly likes anything after that). I really like them as a BAND, and I like how they've grown and changed while still liking their older stuff, too. I personally think "Devotion" is probably their best and most versatile body of work to date (If you have Vital but not Devotion, still get Devotion; there's enough other material on it to make it worth your while), but I love the older stuff, too. I can go on and on about reasons I like these guys.

All of that said, I am frustrated with this album. And, I don't think it was the songs. Most of them are great. I think it's the mastering. It is especially bad on "Armageddon". Whoever mixed this down mixed Steven Christian so far back in the mix as to make him often incomprehensible. I keep turning it up to hear what he's saying, but of course, that means the other things go up, too, and then the whole thing is excruciatingly loud, and I still can't hear him very well, which is sad, because he has one of the best voices ever known to rock/alternative music. I think they may have even cut the EQ on his voice at about 12khz (about where you can hear consonants clearly) which was also a huge mistake. The whole dynamic makes the vocals almost seem incidental to the album. There are moments where it almost feels like I'm listening an album that was made to be instrumental, or that the the person who mastered it didn't understand the band, or hadn't worked with them before, or thought the vocals should just be mixed like a third guitar. I don't know. I immediately went back and listened to other stuff by them (including other recent work) to compare them, and I was right, this one is different when it comes to how the vocals were mixed, and NOT in a good way. Maybe someone can enlighten me one why this is a good idea, (or anything other than a huge oversight), because I sure can't see it as anything other than that. I have listened to it all the way through probably 10 times now, and my opinion has not changed. I'm dying for remastered album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Anberlin album EVER! 30 Aug. 2014
By Vicki Williamson - Published on Amazon.com
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I am not sure if it is pure irony or a planned genius move but this has to be the absolute best album Anberlin has ever produced though it is their last. (My hope is they will be like those athletes who retire only to return a year or two later. Hey... a girl can dream! LOL ) What can I say that others have not said already? Not much... however, I'd like to mention the song "Hearing Voices" which for me is the most powerful song vocally, musically, and lyrically on the album. To hear Christian's voice passionately belting out lyrics like "Everyone wants to see Heaven but no one wants to say good-bye. Everyone wants to see Heaven but no one wants to die" and then a little later "Everyone wants to know God but their afraid of what they'll find. Everyone wants to know God but they want to live like He died" is nothing short of haunting. The song plays over and over in my mind. I honestly must listen to the song at least 20 times a day. I do not want to short change the rest of the album because as I stated it is by far the BEST album Anberlin has ever put out. There is not a song on the album that I do not like!
5.0 out of 5 stars A ROCK MASTERPIECE! 10 amazing songs that could each be hit singles on their own 1 Oct. 2014
By Chad Butros - Published on Amazon.com
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Insanely good album from a band I had never heard of until now. Yes, their previous albums are good, but not even close to the perfection that they attained in this, their final release. Every part of every song is a 10. Not only does this album not have a single bad tune on it, there isn't even a single second or superfluous moment on the entire record. Never does a part go on for just a bit too long, or not climax when it is supposed to. They nailed every aspect and even produced it themselves, which is an amazing feat unto itself.

Lowborn is on par with the best rock albums ever released-- many of which had at least a few under par tracks. Lowborn is mint from start to finish. It's filled with raw energy, passionate vocals, cutting melodic guitars and a freight train of bang-along drumming. It's a shame the industry is such a dump right now. If these guys had put an album like this out in the 90's, they would have been the biggest band on the planet.

Each song is amazing in its own rite. As musicians, they don't shoot for ego-inflating, guitar hero parts... just what they know will sound right with the song. The drummer is incredibly dynamic and, as a drummer myself, I can tell the guy could rip through ever more complex fills and intricate mega beats, but he does exactly what is called for by the song... sometimes overdubbing parts and bringing electronic beat elements in as well. What a textured and beautifully composed rock record... I don't know what else to say. These guys have blown my mind and I wish them the best in anything they decide to do in the future. I will be enjoying Lowborn for many years to come. Thanks guys!
4.0 out of 5 stars Anberlin's Last Album 1 Aug. 2016
By The Choosy Moose - Published on Amazon.com
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Anberlin is a tough band for me to review. I enjoy all their music and loved Cities, but sometimes their new stuff sounds too similar for me. My brain knows it's different and often good and enjoyable, but their style is so unique and pervasive that even good songs can become bland to me. Or maybe it's just that too many songs in a row by them wears out my ability to appreciate them. Either way, I do enjoy this album and bought it because it was their last one. Good if you like Anberlin's style, but there's just something about this band/album I can't put my finger on that bothers me, your mileage may vary.
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