Editors’ Notes From Toledo, Ohio, Sanctus Real combines the grit and brightness of modern alternative rock with some of the most convincing inspirational lyrics of any contemporary Christian band. If you love Coldplay, U2, or the Pixies, but wish those bands spoke more directly to a Christian consciousness, Sanctus Real is for you. The band has come a long way from its indie rock days, but the message remains the same. Their guitar-heavy pop/rock displays set the stage for Matt Hammitt's impressive vocal range, while their lyrics have grown more honest and raw with every album. Their inner fire is enough to renew the faith of longtime listeners and convert any and all newcomers.