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Light in the Dark

Metal ChurchAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 27, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Steamhammer / SPV
  • ASIN: B000FBG0F8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,470 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning return to form. October 21, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I've always been a fan of Metal Church, since hearing tracks from 'The Dark' played on the radio 20 or so years ago. I really like this album, they have retained the Metal Church signature sound despite the fact that Kurdt Vanderhoof is the only original member left in the band.

This is a collection of great songs that deserves to be successful, and its a nice touch to re-record Let The Children Pray as a tribute to David Wayne.

I also like the production on this CD. Like a previous reviewer I have also 'dumped' $10k or so on my sound system, but I don't have a problem with the production at all.

I thoroughly recommend this album to anyone who likes heavy metal, as in heavy metal, not emo, etc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, except for intentionally "retro" production September 23, 2006
By Drewboy
Format:Audio CD
The title track which opens the album is awesome. It has quickly risen to become one of my favorite metal tracks. The rest of the album is pretty consistently awesome. This is my first Metal Church album, so apparently there's a different vocalist than in the past. I found the vocalist to fit just fine with the music, perhaps if I had their other stuff I would have a different opinion.

The one *big* downer for me on this is the production. I know they were going for a "retro" sound here but I didn't dump $10k on a sound system to hear muddy tones. It really agitates me at first but I get used to it after ONLY listening to this album a bit. If you're picky about sound you might not like this album's production. But don't let that get in the way entirely, or you'll miss out on a great metal album!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another solid album July 4, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the second album with the weight of the world line up with addition of Jeff Plate on drums. Who by the way fits the band very well. I was a fan of his work in Savatage so I knew he would do well in metal church. Anyway unlike the last few albums which were good albums also but were more layed back.This album goes back to a more heavier sound like the first two albums. Also I feel that the band is more tighter than the previous album. The base seems to stick out more plus the guitar work is a little better. I also feel that the vocals have more feeling. All around the band just sounds better they seem to have a lot more energy. But the best part of the album I thought was the new version of Watch the children pray that was dedicated to the late David Wayne. Overall it sounds just like the original just more modern sounding. Ronnie Munroe does a great job singing it. So if you are a fan of classic metal church or just like metal church all together check this album out
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Surprise Indeed! August 23, 2006
By Sandman
Format:Audio CD
Sadly with the passing of David Wayne in May 2005, Metal Church lost one of it's strengths as Wayne's vocal delivery was unique and very strong.

The new line up consisting of Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar), Ronny Munroe (vocals), Jay Reynolds (guitar), Steve Unger (bass) and new addition Jeff Plate are all in fine form here. Ronny Munroe has the ability to sound like Wayne at times, yet has the fortitude to establish his own voice as well. The group sounds tight and the tunes are well writen.

The songs found on here are pretty much old school Church with tracks number 4 and 5 being especially awesome! This my friends is indeed a good thing as those first two releases were simply gold! The sound is up to date which is again cool as those older mixes from the first two cd's were a little thin for the most part.

I'd say overall it's well worth the price of admission. If you liked Metal Church in 1985 and 86, you'll love this offering.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting back to there origins. September 5, 2007
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Not to there original members now with Only guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof being the lone remaining member on this CD. I have herd for months before the release of this new cd that it would be in the vein of there first 2 releases, the self titled and The Dark. Well, I do hear bits of pieces of them at times. The riffs are still catchy and melodic and has some thrashy parts just like with the first 2 albums. I love the album cover. Its sort of like a cross between there first 2 covers. The singer Ronnie Munroe does a great job with the high pitches but still no David Wayne (RIP)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars August 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Metal Church's always been an underated band-a band looked upon with awe from peers and that consistently has put out great records. While their last album The Weight of the World was probably a bit hard to grasp for an audience who's more focused on accessible modern metal, their new album A light in the Dark should be able to score with just about anyone who appreciates real Metal. Every song is a winner, in every aspect possible. The band has gone back to their old effective formula and has made a work of art that's quite possibly their best since Blessing in Disguise. The record ends with a 2006 version of "Watch the Children Pray" as a tribute to fallen vocal god David Wayne. R.I.P.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring back the thrash glory days!!! July 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
With this record Metal Church proves that thrash is alive and well. There is a great interesting moments here, songs like "The Believer" a 8 minute thrash attack, with moody passages and great guitar work, "Temples of the sea" show the old feeling of the group and the opener "A Light In The Dark" is definetely their characteristic sound. Recommended if you want to hear something different from the metalcore plague!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cd
I like the group they kick butt and are a real rock n roll band if you're a true die hard rock n roll fan you'll really like this group.
Published 21 months ago by Cfox40
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the album
I love this album and the Present Wasteland. I don't care what anyone says it's still Metal Church Heavy Metal. Read more
Published on August 28, 2011 by KC_Metal
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ALBUM
Published on July 14, 2010 by METAL MANIAC
1.0 out of 5 stars It's better than "This Present Wasteland"...
...but that's not saying much. The title track is the best. It just goes downhill from there. I wanted to like it, but I could not, no matter how much I wanted to. Read more
Published on May 1, 2009 by Karl Schubert
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not good...sorry
I tried so hard to like this cd but I just cant. If it was a different band name I might but you can't replace a drummer and singer like they had with this and expect to sell it... Read more
Published on December 16, 2007 by Scott J.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great traditional no frills heavy metal release, the 'Church' lives...
The only reason I bought this album was because I could get it new for $11 and decided that was worth the risk. I have every MC album except for "Weight of the World". Read more
Published on May 18, 2007 by Zander Haberstaft
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal Church nails it!
This album is awesome, the vocals are great, the riffs are killer and the songs are just amazing. A true return to form for MEtal Church.
Published on April 4, 2007 by Deimos
4.0 out of 5 stars Metal Church - A Light In The Dark
Excellent stuff. The current line up isn't as good as the original one but they are still very good. A Light In The Dark is a good solid metal album.
Published on November 6, 2006 by Seth Prater
3.0 out of 5 stars Agree with J Phoenix
J Phoenix speaks the truth. Music is great on this cd, but the vocals suck!
Published on October 19, 2006 by Jaime A. Sanchez
4.0 out of 5 stars Metal Church are so talented
Like the music on this one. Like it a lot. Don't like the vocals. I'm not looking for David I just don't care for the sound of the vocals. Read more
Published on September 6, 2006 by Jesse111
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