August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places



8.2 | 78 votes |
Release date: 30 June 2015
Style: Technical metalcore

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01. The Wake
02. Martyr
03. Identity
04. Separating The Seas
05. Ghosts [feat. Jeremy McKinnon]
06. Majoring In The Minors
07. Everlasting Ending
08. Broken Promises
09. Blackwood
10. Twenty-One Grams
11. Vanguard

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13.04.2015 - 22:53
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
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Last existing metalcore group worth its weight anymore, imo. Not sure about this first song though.

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06.06.2015 - 08:43
Joe Zombie
This album is shaping up to be delicious.



Super melodic and the surf bit around 1:50 is bliss. ABR is one of the few remaining metalcore bands worth giving a shit about.
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22.06.2015 - 12:30
annodomini
This is beyond expectations. I never was a fan of the band and only sometimes checked them out, but this new album is a real summer treat for metalcore fans. Heavy, melodic and very diverse songs.
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30.06.2015 - 02:07
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Lots of great songs that are much better than the singles. More experimentation. Solid effort.
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30.06.2015 - 06:23
Joe Zombie
Being a fan of ABR for many years I can safely say that this band gets better and better with each release. This album is thoroughly entertaining and full of variety with an eclectic range of musical styles. Not a dull track to be found here.
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30.06.2015 - 18:25
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Written by flightoficarus on 13.04.2015 at 22:53

Last existing metalcore group worth its weight anymore, imo.

Obviously, you don't listen to a lot of metalcore.
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01.07.2015 - 14:57
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
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Written by Guest on 30.06.2015 at 18:25

Written by flightoficarus on 13.04.2015 at 22:53

Last existing metalcore group worth its weight anymore, imo.

Obviously, you don't listen to a lot of metalcore.

I really don't get this subtractive approach. How about pitching me some bands I might not know rather than just making pointless generalizations. To save some time: no bands that have broken up or gone on hiatus, I haven't really liked Killlswitch since their major label debut, same goes for Unearth, no Miss May I type bullshit either. I am referring to basic blueprint metalcore.
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01.07.2015 - 17:05
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Written by flightoficarus on 01.07.2015 at 14:57

metalcore.













Congratulations, you now like metalcore. I've never liked Unearthed, and I would post Killswitch Engage's newest album since, contrary to what you think, it was a great album, but I know you'd reject it due to being stubborn like that (also since apparently the only album you like by the band is the debut, which says enough about your taste in them) Note that whether or not you actually like these bands is irrelevant, because regardless you'd still be wrong about there not being any good current metalcore bands anyways.

I'm also not sure you know how to use the word "subtractive" either.
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01.07.2015 - 17:41
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Guest on 01.07.2015 at 17:05


Congratulations, you now like metalcore. I've never liked Unearthed, and I would post Killswitch Engage's newest album since, contrary to what you think, it was a great album, but I know you'd reject it due to being stubborn like that (also since apparently the only album you like by the band is the debut, which says enough about your taste in them) Note that whether or not you actually like these bands is irrelevant, because regardless you'd still be wrong about there not being any good current metalcore bands anyways.

I'm also not sure you know how to use the word "subtractive" either.


I'm going to ignore the pompousness and just thank you for the videos. Now we are talking. I am of course familiar and a long time fan of Converge. I never really considered them metalcore though. And I did not hate the new Killswitch album. I think it's their best in a while, but certain parts just get too cheesy. I'll definitely check this other stuff out. And for the record, I've been listening to metalcore since around 2000. Poison the Well, From Autumn to Ashes, As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through, The Bled, Darkest Hour, Nodes of Ranvier, Norma Jean (still like their new stuff too), Remembering Never, The Beloved, Hopesfall, Glassjaw, Underoath. All that. Still listen to it regularly. I was merely commenting that from what I have heard from the basic sound (excluding mathcore, djent, progressive, etc), ABR is the only band left that really does it for me. The new Architects album was killer, but for me that still falls into that grey area of post-hardcore with groups like Letlive. There could very well be thousands of groups in this style that do it better, and I always welcome the input.

Edit: Oh, Sleeper sounds pretty killer. The rest of this is just too poppy for my taste. I know it's the direction everything seems to be going, but I personally just can't get behind it.
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01.07.2015 - 18:58
Uldreth
Written by Guest on 01.07.2015 at 17:05



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You like The Word Alive?

Color me surprised. It's a great band though, seen them live once like 3 years ago and they delivered hard, pretty much schooled Parkway Drive, even though that's a terrific live band as well.

To stay on topic, I only gave glancing listens to the new ABR so far. For one part, it sounds awesome, for another part, I preferred ABR when they were playing much less intricate music with much more passion. It seemed that on Thrill Seeker this band had something to say, now, not so much.
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01.07.2015 - 20:47
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Uldreth on 01.07.2015 at 18:58

Written by Guest on 01.07.2015 at 17:05



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You like The Word Alive?

Color me surprised. It's a great band though, seen them live once like 3 years ago and they delivered hard, pretty much schooled Parkway Drive, even though that's a terrific live band as well.

To stay on topic, I only gave glancing listens to the new ABR so far. For one part, it sounds awesome, for another part, I preferred ABR when they were playing much less intricate music with much more passion. It seemed that on Thrill Seeker this band had something to say, now, not so much.


Constellations is my personal favorite.
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01.07.2015 - 22:37
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Written by flightoficarus on 01.07.2015 at 17:41

I am of course familiar and a long time fan of Converge. I never really considered them metalcore though.

I was ready to argue against that, but remembered you haven't exactly gardened a reputation for accurate genre labels and band comparisons. (I actually mean no offense this time, just stating, remembering the Botch/Trap Them incident.)

Written by flightoficarus on 01.07.2015 at 17:41

And for the record, I've been listening to metalcore since around 2000. Poison the Well, From Autumn to Ashes, As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through, The Bled, Darkest Hour, Nodes of Ranvier, Norma Jean (still like their new stuff too), Remembering Never, The Beloved, Hopesfall, Glassjaw, Underoath. All that.

Most of those bands are barely even metalcore, though. As I Lay Dying, Norma Jean, and Nodes maybe still count, but the rest are post-hardcore, screamo, emo, alternative, experimental with only faint traces of metalcore or proto-metalcore in their sound, which is not nearly enough to associate them with the bare-bones metalcore bands you're thinking of (which I usually associate with on bands like Zao, Cave In's first album, Converge, Prayer For Cleansing, etc.) or as you put it, "fall into the post-hardcore gray area" like Architects. Also for that matter and I can't believe I didn't realize this to begin with, August Burns Red can't be a part of that group because they have too technical and varied a sound. I also find it ironic that you consider ABR to be the "last metalcore band worth its weight" since a couple of those bands are still playing and releasing solid stuff.

If we were talking about fusion, I also would've included Heaven Shall Burn and Every Time I Die in my suggestions. If there's one thing I will agree with, it's very difficult to find a good, by-the-numbers metallic hardcore/metalcore band nowadays.

Written by Uldreth on 01.07.2015 at 18:58

You like The Word Alive?

Color me surprised. It's a great band though, seen them live once like 3 years ago and they delivered hard, pretty much schooled Parkway Drive, even though that's a terrific live band as well.

Not my fave, but still a good band. Empire is the main thing I listen to, though I remember liking Deceiver, even if I haven't touched it in a while.
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02.07.2015 - 04:05
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Every Time I Die is also great stuff, but there's so much southern rock and enough mathcore in there to make me leave them out of the tag. Same with BTBAM due to all the prog and other various influences. There is no correct genre labeling. Don't be silly. All of this is subjective splitting of hairs. Let's just leave it at this: the new ABR is excellent.
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09.07.2015 - 21:55
Rating: 8
Ilham
Giant robot
To go back on-topic: this is a great album.
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16.07.2015 - 01:32
Joe Zombie
I'm surprised this is rated lower than their last. I think this is a sure step forward for the group. They've gotten exponentially better. I'm glad they haven't fallen into the commercial trap that many other popular metalcore bands caught themselves in: generic, poppy, and pristine.
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23.07.2015 - 17:16
Lethrokai
Is it me, or is metalcore starting to make a bit of a comeback lately thanks to a select few bands? I feel like many metalcore acts have been churning out their best material in ages this last year or two.
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01.08.2015 - 13:26
Rating: 8
In Bone Factory
One of the best Metalcore albums in years. \m/
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13.01.2016 - 14:54
Wukk
I have no idea why I don't pay attention to August Burns Red. Listening to this for the first time and you can colour me impressed.
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