awful, no, repetitve, yes. the repetitve-ness in choruses like closer, we owe this to ourselves, to the wolves and depraved are what keep me from going back to that record more. Im pretty sure stephen did that on purpose though, it just wasnt my favorite. in my opinion, one of the best songs theyve ever written has one of the choruses with the most words in dismantle. repair.
Yeah, that makes them awful imo. A chorus of "Closer, closer, clooooooooser" is shit. Like you said, Dismantle. Repair. has an amazing chorus, Anberlin have a lot of great chorus' lyrically, none of them are on Dark.