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August Burns Red
A stout offering of traditional metalcore
This Lancaster, PA metalcore band celebrated their 10-years anniversary last year with a headlining tour package of Protest the Hero, In Hearts Wake and '68. The group charge into the next stage of their career with 'Phantom Anthem', a stout offering of traditional metalcore – nothing more, nothing less. It's still spiritually awake, lyrically painting social tolerance and biblical themes, delivered with 'no clean vocals' and an abundance of mid-paced staccato riffs. Fans of the band will surely love the band's consistency and their place in the genre's top tier.
Recommended for fans of: Protest the Hero, War of Ages, Parkway Drive
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RATING Leveler 2011 Solid State Eric Compton 5/5/2011 3 Phantom Anthem 2017 Fearless Eric Compton 12/22/2017 3
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