A Light in the Dark

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A Light in the Dark
Studio album by Metal Church
Released June 27, 2006 (U.S.)
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal
Length 61:56
Label SPV
Producer Kurdt Vanderhoof
Metal Church chronology
The Weight of the World
A Light in the Dark
This Present Wasteland

A Light in the Dark is the eighth studio album by heavy metal band Metal Church, released on June 16, 2006 in Germany, June 19 in the rest of Europe, and June 27 in the U.S.[1] This was the third and last Metal Church album to feature the cruciform Gibson Explorer on a cover as well as the last to feature Jay Reynolds on guitar. It was also the first to feature Jeff Plate on drums.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 3.5/5 stars
Jukebox:Metal 5/5 stars [2]

Allmusic reviewer Greg Prato commented that the album is "unmistakably" Metal Church, in spite of the fact that only Kurdt Vanderhoof is the only remaining founding member of the band who performs on the record. Prato states that A Light in the Dark "could easily be mistaken for a thrash metal release of the '80s" because of songs like "A Light in the Dark" and "Beyond all Reason". Prato rated the album at 3.5 out of 5 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Light in the Dark" Ronny Munroe, Kurdt Vanderhoof 5:27
2. "Beyond All Reason" Munroe, Vanderhoof 5:40
3. "Mirror of Lies" Munroe, Vanderhoof 4:19
4. "Disappear" Munroe, Vanderhoof 6:02
5. "The Believer" Munroe, Vanderhoof 5:29
6. "Temples of the Sea" Vanderhoof 9:27
7. "Pill for the Kill" Munroe, Vanderhoof 4:28
8. "Son of the Son" Munroe, Vanderhoof 4:45
9. "More Than Your Master" Munroe, Vanderhoof 4:47
10. "Blinded By Life" Munroe, Vanderhoof 3:31
11. "Watch the Children Pray 2006" (a remake from their song of the same name from their album The Dark, recorded and dedicated to late vocalist David Wayne.) David Wayne, Vanderhoof, Craig Wells 5:45



  1. ^ "METAL CHURCH: New Songs Posted Online - June 6, 2006". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Andy Lye. "Jukebox:Metal review". 
  3. ^ "A Light in the Dark". Allmusic. Allmusic. Retrieved 18 September 2011.