01:25 - LuciferOfGayness Forum is more or less dead in relation to experimental stuff since Jooe left
01:24 - MetalDoomMaster As half assed as Herzebeth's reviews were I highly enjoyed them.
01:20 - Bad English Nervel lol he wrote good reviews, but he was part of smurf metal gang .... and same time Der Roz was best reviewer
01:16 - Apothecary If I could bring one person back it'd be that Lucas guy who used to review on here a while ago. Always covered a bunch of really obscure, batshit bands and his reviews were pretty hilarious too. Partly inspired me, actually
Writing a review for August Burns Red is a bit of a challenge. It's not so much that their sound is difficult to describe. Rather, the group's extremely consistent output of technically-inclined metalcore lends itself to redundancy from reviewing one album to the next. But while it may not be the band's best album (an accolade I award to Constellations), Rescue And Restore is definitely their most melodic and different.
I've been a fan ever since I first heard the greatness of Constellations, and then picked up Messengers. Leveler was just alright for me, but I'm looking forward to hearing this record, I'm sure it will be great.
It is rare for a straight-up metalcore album to be good these days. August Burns Red is really the last of these groups I think can still bring it (now that As I Lay Dying is dead). This is their most melodic album yet, too.