Editors’ Notes The Letter Black’s first full-length project follows the path laid down by their 2009 debut EP, leading them squarely into Evanescence/Flyleaf territory. Goth torment blends with Christian reverence to create a hard, seething sound long on table-saw guitar riffs and keening, minor key melodies. Singer Sarah Anthony’s angst-filled vocals bring out the urgency of the quartet’s lyrics, augmented at times by husband/guitarist Mark Anthony’s screamo-slanted background vocals. Evil often takes the form of toxic boyfriends in these songs — tunes like “My Disease,” “Care Too Much” and “All I Want” trace the scars of tormented relationships. Conversely, yearning expressions like “There’ll Come a Day” and “Invisible” can be taken as paeans to God or a distant earthly lover. Balancing this lyric ambiguity is the album’s emphasis on muscular rock, leavened at times by folk-influenced tracks like the string-draped “Best of Me.” The Letter Black prefers capturing moments of conflict over spiritual reflection, as the smoldering anger within “Fire With Fire” and “Wounded” shows.

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Fire With Fire
1
3:05
 
Invisible
2
3:20
 
Hanging On By a Thread
3
3:03
 
Believe
4
4:01
 
There'll Come a Day
5
3:23
 
My Disease
6
2:55
 
I'm Just Fine
7
2:50
 
Best of Me
8
3:45
 
All I Want
9
3:20
 
Moving On
10
3:38
 
More to This
11
4:21
 
Care Too Much
12
3:21
 
Wounded
13
3:25
 

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