After two years of nonstop touring to promote their breakthrough album, The Outsiders, Needtobreathe finally found time to get back in the studio. The result is The Reckoning, an album that finds its core in the songwriting talents of brothers Bo and Bear Rinehart. The band isn't relying on a formula, though. Instead, they approached this recording wanting to try everything, pressuring themselves to create a career-defining disc. They may not have quite reached that lofty goal, but the album's a solid follow-up filled with moody, earnest pop-rock that has some weight to it.