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The Afters – ‘Live On Forever’ album review
4 Overall Score

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The Afters – ‘Live On Forever’ album review

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On studio album number five, The Afters clearly sound like seasoned veterans, but there are also several subtle twists on a formula that’s propelled the group to the top of the Christian charts on countless occasions. This time through, the electronically-tipped anthems are abundant (“Shadows,” “Battles,” “Time Of My Life”), while the handful of building ballads (“Sunrise,” “When You’re With Me,” amongst others) are just as gripping in a more contemplative context. Though birthed out of various trials for the band, Live On Forever (buy) finds solid footing in God’s steadfastness and seems custom crafted for those seeking solace in the path of an uneasy storm.

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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).