Another culprit is the material, which doesn't quite match the high standard of the Lone Bellow's previous work. The Nashville-based trio tinkers with tempo in interesting ways, but as it focuses on hearts breaking and broken, a certain sameness sets in. Five of the first six songs mention feet — sole music.
Even so, "Walk Into a Storm" has its moments, thanks to the Lone Bellow's distinctive voices. The album's best cuts are rooted Sunday morning, and the angelic harmonies of Zach Williams, Kanene Pipkin and Brian Elmquist generate a gospel glow.
The opener "Deeper In the Water" has spiritual fervor, "May You Be Well" is prayerful, and "Feather" will rock the band's true believers. But much of the 10-song set is predictable and unlikely to win many converts.