Get Your Music on Amazon!
Get Your Music on Amazon!

JFH Music Review




Acceptance
Phantoms



Album length: 12 tracks: 37 minutes, 10 seconds
Street Date: April 26, 2005


Hailing from Seattle, Washington, comes rock powerhouse Acceptance. In mid-2003, they released a seven song EP to much critical acclaim, and in April of 2005, they released this, their first full-length album, Phantoms.

They're one of those, for a severe lack of better terminology, "subtly Christian bands." Meaning, they are mostly popular in secular outlets, and Christian music enthusiasts are a few steps behind. It's not entirely their fault, however. Most Christian media outlets offer them next to no press coverage. It's almost entirely a word of mouth thing.

Still, spiritual references are few and far between on Phantoms. In fact, the entire album is fairly cryptic. Most songs, however, seem to address significant others, though "Different" makes a brief reference to God, and "Breathless" appears to allude to the supernatural, "Take this. Make it something beautiful again. Make this Heaven because you're beautiful to them." The rest of the album is hard to decipher, but in spite of adversity, hope and optimism are apparent from beginning to end.

Acceptance's sound is somewhat hard to describe. Elements of rock and emo are present, but the entire album is technically tight and produced brilliantly, much like Underoath's They're Only Chasing Safety. Jason Vena's vocals are emotional, powerful, and smart, but at the same time, they keep a "mainstream radio" sensibility that somehow avoids getting redundant.

Acceptance possesses a whole lot of talent, and it's no wonder their album released a year ago, and it's still gaining momentum. If you are into aggressive rock with some pop sensibility that keeps you singing along days after the last time you listened, check Phantoms out.

- Review date: 4/14/06, written by Josh Taylor




(JFH Sponsor Spot)

Listen to the new album from Charming to the Last!

 

CD

Buy This CD Online


. Record Label: Columbia Records
. Album length: 12 tracks: 37 minutes, 10 seconds
. Street Date: April 26, 2005
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Take Cover
  2. So Contagious
  3. In Too Far
  4. The Letter
  5. Different
  6. Ad Astra Per Aspera
  7. This Conversation Is Over
  8. Over You
  9. Breathless
  10. In the Cold
  11. Permanent
  12. Glory/Us
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

Leave a Comment

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

                 
Listen to the new album from Charming to the Last!

Search JFH




This Sunday, February 18, 2024
ALBUMS
Spoken Worth A.C.T.S. - EP (independent)

This Friday, February 16, 2024
ALBUMS
Anthony Evans REVIVE [Sherman James]
Steven Malcolm BOATS [IVAV/Word]
Zauntee We Already Won [BEC]

SINGLES
The Katinas Good Thing Going On - Single (independent)
The Rocket Summer Don't Be Yourself - Single [Aviate]
Gileah Taylor Dream Explorer - Single [Velvet Blue]
We Are Messengers My Hope Is In You - Single [Curb]

Next Friday, March 1, 2024
ALBUMS
Josh Baldwin Made for More [Bethel]
Free Worship My Soul Sings (Deluxe Edition) [BEC]
Hillsong Chapel A Call to Worship - EP [Capitol CMG]
Branan Murphy Life is Hard. God is Good. [DREAM]
Passion Call on Heaven [Capitol CMG]

SINGLES
Mark Tedder Miracles - If people will pray - Single [7Core]
We Are Messengers I Found Rest - Single [Curb]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from Altarheart!




Pre-order the new album from Signum Regis!

Check out depositphotos for royalty free images