A Maze of Grace demonstrates Avalon's flair for smooth, seamless harmonies and light pop hooks. Avalon's music leans toward the adult contemporary, with very little dance influences at all. In other words, there's not much that separates the group from their CCM contemporaries, but they play this kind of music particularly well, and fans of immaculately produced, glossy inspirational music should find this engaging.
In a Different Light is simply wonderful. Avalon manages to be sincere without being saccharine; honest without being unfeeling. The four-part harmonies give this album a gospel feel, but the overall sound is unapologetic pop. Brown Bannister does an amazing job producing this album, giving a layered richness to their sound without drowning out the voices or the message. Their sound is infectious and moving, especially in danceable numbers like the title track, "In a Different Light," and torchy numbers like "Can't Live Without You."