• Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2012
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. The album lives up to its title in every way and should prove essential for old and new fans alike.
  2. Oct 19, 2012
    90
    A passionately resonating, electronic-underscored tour de force that somehow never betrays their true essence.
  3. Alternative Press
    Oct 19, 2012
    80
    Vital [is] the most we;l-rounded Anberlin album to date. [Nov 2012, p.86]
  4. Oct 19, 2012
    70
    Ultimately, while Vital is Anberlin's most challenging album to date, as the title implies, it is perhaps the band's most rewarding album.
  5. Kerrang!
    Nov 7, 2012
    60
    Longtime fans won't be disappointed by this hearty sixth effort. [20 Oct 2012, p.54]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Oct 13, 2014
    6
    I don't think this album is the masterpiece everyone seems to think it is. Most songs sound the same, and a few are pretty boring. That beingI don't think this album is the masterpiece everyone seems to think it is. Most songs sound the same, and a few are pretty boring. That being said, it's one of Anberlin's best, (It's not hard to beat New Surrender, which was horrible.) and I love the song Little Tyrants. Full Review »