Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

by Greta Van Fleet

Original Release Date: 2018-10-19

Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

If you missed Led Zeppelin the first time around and wondered what all the fuss was about, well, you’re in luck: A band of (mostly) brothers from Frankenmuth, Michigan, is here to carry the torch for blues-based howling, loud guitars, and tight pants as mass entertainment. “Rock ’n’ roll is a lost ideology,” bassist Sam Kiszka tells Apple Music in the group’s Up Next interview. “It turned into a niche thing. You’ve got to hit the roots again.” That’s exactly what the band does on their debut album, which feels of another time. Swirling together the techniques and textures of rock and blues greats—The Allman Brothers Band, Cream, B.B. King, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and most recognizably Zep, among others—Anthem of the Peaceful Army delivers monstrous riffs (“When the Curtain Falls”), jangly strummers (“The New Day”), and earnest acoustic ballads (“Anthem”). The end result is a nostalgia rush for those who know the references and a thrilling point of entry for those who may not. It helps that frontman Josh Kiszka, born with an engine of a tenor, has perfectly mastered Robert Plant’s shrill yelps and yowls (“Watching Over”) and rock ’n’ roll attitude—which covers everything from wardrobe and stage presence to the album as a stand-alone experience in the streaming era. “We’d like people to listen to this all the way through,” Kiszka says. “And f**king loud.”


  1. Age Of Man
  2. The Cold Wind
  3. When The Curtain Falls
  4. Watching Over
  5. Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)
  6. You’re The One
  7. The New Day
  8. Mountain Of The Sun
  9. Brave New World
  10. Anthem

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Format Vinyl LP Album Stereo
Label Lava
Catalog Number 00602567949756
Notes Made in the EU. Includes two-sided lyric sheet insert. The name of the album is misspelled on the back cover as “Anthem of the Peacful Army”. A line from the song ‘When the curtain falls’ has a spelling mistake in the lyrics sheet. “Well I loved you in that move (movie) show”. ℗ & © 2018 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc & Lava Music LLC. ©
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