August Burns Red
Reviewer: Eric Compton
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.