Watch An Exclusive Performance From Greta Van Fleet's Debut Album

'Anthem Of The Peaceful Army' has finally arrived

October 19, 2018
Greta Van Fleet

Kevin Winter / Staff

It has seemed like a long road, filled with comparisons and surprises, but today we finally get the debut album from Greta Van Fleet.

Anthem Of The Peaceful Army is the biggest moment thus far in a story than began being told nearly two years ago, when a band of mostly brothers from Michigan, captured the hearts and ears of rock fans around the country. We all know the plot by now. Song that sounds like a lost Led Zeppelin track is unearthed, but the howl of Robert Plant is actually a twenty-something from the midwest.

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What began as a parlor trick has grown into something much bigger, as Greta Van Fleet has taken the spirit of that era and has made it their own. Written and recorded during a two week stint in 2018, the boys still wear their influences well, but certainly have developed their own voice along the way. It's something familiar, but with an updated message of love and unity that stitches it all together. The band told us earlier this year about how this album would be an invitation deeper into the Greta Van Fleet universe.

When they stretch their legs on songs like "Mountain Of The Sun", it's clearly an evolution into something that is all their own. Still, Greta Van Fleet is at their best when they drop that hammer and lean into their heavier tendencies, like on "Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)." Overall, it's a victory for rock n' roll true believers. 

Check out our exclusive performance of "You're The One" from Anthem Of The Peaceful Army. Their debut is now available everywhere.