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Hanging on by a Thread

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Occupying the middle ground between Evanescence's moody metal and Paramore's punchy pop, Hanging on by a Thread presents the Letter Black as the latest in a long line of female-fronted hard rock acts. On tracks like "All I Want," the group sounds downright vicious, with bombshell vocalist Sarah Anthony pitching her vocals over palm-muted power chords, cymbal crashes, and the occasional string orchestra. The group has roots in the church, though, and most of these songs are more melodic than metallic, drawing upon Anthony's experience as a praise team leader for maximum singalong potential. Throughout it all, the Letter Black plays with Christian themes without explicitly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Occupying the middle ground between Evanescence's moody metal and Paramore's punchy pop, Hanging on by a Thread presents the Letter Black as the latest in a long line of female-fronted hard rock acts. On tracks like "All I Want," the group sounds downright vicious, with bombshell vocalist Sarah Anthony pitching her vocals over palm-muted power chords, cymbal crashes, and the occasional string orchestra. The group has roots in the church, though, and most of these songs are more melodic than metallic, drawing upon Anthony's experience as a praise team leader for maximum singalong potential. Throughout it all, the Letter Black plays with Christian themes without explicitly flaunting their own religion, resulting in an album that targets church-going listeners without alienating those who are turned off by such things.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2010
  • Label: Tooth & Nail Records
  • EAN: 5099968581329
  • Catalog Number: 85813
  • Sales rank: 38,705

Tracks

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

Performance Credits
The Letter Black Primary Artist
Kirke Jan Percussion, Drums
Michalis Koutsoupides Violin, Viola
Matt Beal Bass
Matthew Johnson Cello
Sarah Anthony Vocals, Background Vocals
Brian Vondinh Percussion, Drums
Jeff Wilken Piano
Mat Slagle Percussion, Drums
Mark Anthony Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Toby Wright Producer, Engineer
Tom Wright Producer
Dave Bassett Composer
Brandon Ebel Executive Producer
Travis Wyrick Composer, Producer, Engineer
Jay Pfeifer String Arrangements
Randy Torres Digital Editing
Trevor McNevan Composer
Chris Clonts Composer
Brandon Mills Composer
Caleb Oliver Composer
Rob Hawkins Composer, Producer, Engineer
Caleb Kuhl Band Photo
Sarah Anthony Composer
Joshuan Oliver Composer
Mark Newman Guitar Techician
Kip Blue Engineer
Mark Anthony Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Really Good!

    This is an excellent debut album for a band that I think will really come into it's own and do well among the ranks of Christian rock. Basically, if you take a little bit of Evanescense, Paramore, Flyleaf, & Superchick and mix in the bands own bit of rock flair...you've got yourself The Letter Black. I first heard one of their songs on the radio and it sounded good, and I like to try and support quality up and coming bands that I like, so I went ahead and picked up this album, and I actually rather like it. I have not yet heard the entire album all the way through yet, but I have heard enough to know that they rock. I liked what I heard. If you like rock music or even just any of the bands I mentioned above, I would highly recommend checking out this band. Good stuff!

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