August Burns Red – Constellations Reviews


August Burns Red have kept their heads down, conquering fans at Warped Tour, on the Take Action tour and at destinations from Dubai to Dallas, and increased their profile through placement of their beloved take on ‘Carol Of The Bells’ in the movie trailer for The Spirit. The band returned to the studio to record its hotly anticipated follow-up with lauded producer Jason Suecof (Sevendust, All That Remains, Trivium). The result, Constellations, a crushing Metal tour de force, the (more…)

13 responses to “August Burns Red – Constellations Reviews”

  1. Chizue says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    This album gets started strong with Thirty and Seven leading into Existence and holds very well for the first seven songs.

  2. Walker says:

    Every August burns red album seems to overcome his predecessor in the creativity, tone and technique … And constellations, is nothing less than the transformation between the envoys and Thrill Seeker. INFACT, there is an even greater transcendence from Messengers to constellations.
      What this album is no different variety. Messengers was a thing of beauty, brutish breakdowns, drums from another planet, awesome screaming vocals and guitar two dynamos. However, each song was followed almost the same style.
      There is something unique to every song, where you stop to smile and say “Wow, what an incredible band ..” Instead of sharing the same reef in each song and play with it only slightly (messengers), they have a different aspect to each breakdown, something unique, the overall feeling about the division that much more memorable and in turn more brutal. The production is … Unlike messenger, and I personally liked messengers mix better, but it still sounds fantastic, and razor sharp.
      Stand out tracks: (each)
      1st Thirty and Seven – What a unique original allocation! characterized by power of Matt on the drums and some nice melodic passages, but also very brutal! Intensive texts, too.
      ocean of Apathy – Awesome guitar work, great plains scream (IMPOSSIBLE, it is impossible!) and one of the best breakdown of the album.
      Mariana's Trench – Intro that will blow you away. Soft and melodic guitar work breaks in a brutal August riff that always impress. Great song.
      Meridian – my personal favorite of the album. Almost exclusively an instrument with a pass to speak, in an intense cry. Reminds me a lot of Underoath's “desolate the earth”. Fantastic!
      Rationalist – Short but sweet, fast and complex guitar work. Awesomesong!
      Overall, the album just rocks my socks out. I had the band not predict how the experimentation with new and unique sounds / styles and they gave me again. Any fan of hardcore are more than impressed with this version. Check it out!

  3. Oswald says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    After listening to Messengers 200+ times, I was dying to hear the new release. I was not disappointed. This is an amazing CD from start to finish.

  4. Prunella says:

    This group of pumps albums since 2005 and they are even more musicality far more than “experienced” groups. You use tight song structures, unique time signatures and effortless to manage Drag a mixture of ambience and brutality. This band has officially reinforced outside of the rather bland and unoriginal label “metalcore” and has developed into uncharted territories.
      If nothing else, the album is worth to check out just for the lead guitar ghost through the album and the RIP roaring solo / riffs. JB Brubaker really seems like he steals the show with its intense mix of slower melodic to fast and chaotic, and crushing mosh worthy riffs. Tracks such as “Ocean Of Apathy” found him playing lead basically from start to finish without any filler.
      drummer Matt Greiner also deserves a moment, as he mentioned some rather complicated patterns and fills, which I want to wind my hair all day. The vocals are quite audible screams that in the area of longitudinal and often we find Jake Lührs with a deeper or more spoken sounds, but it fits the tempo of the music very well.
      Where this “Christian Metal” I had no idea and in my eyes, this is a good thing. The band focus on the music rather then their faith, you are like many other audience groups in the genre. All in all, a very surprising and great to hear from beginning to end. A must own for fans of the metal remains true that the strong side of the spectrum, but also notes there is a melody atmosphere. A large release period.

  5. Dwight says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    August Burns Red Continue To Suprise!
    I have been a fan of August Burns Red since they began.
    Thrill Seeker was good but not perfect few awesome tracks and some duds but still a solid metalcore album…

  6. Priya says:

    again ……
      (and this time no stupid comments please)
      my review August burns red Constellations
      This is really good music hardcore restrictions
      I hate the infantile Texts
      I feel the same way about Norma Jean and the wagon
      great music, minus the sick Jesus factor
      how otherwise intelligent people
      still believe in this rotten garbage?
      religion has no place in our society more
      is obsolete and corrupt VILE
      no place in our music (especially this version)
      Incidentally, you can Country
      aggressive violent music should not
      of impoverished Christian themes
      it's just stupid and makes no sense
      but hey that's my opinion
      in the financial statements,
      August burns red is a talented hardcore band
      constellations is a good hardcore record
      my only beef is the ignorant, the texts
      an archaic belief system based on the mythology and fantasy
      in my world anyone who knowingly misled youth
      still be thrown to the lions

  7. Osman says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Content Overflow!
    This album is Saturated with complex, unique, deep developed, mature songs. Just the right balance of melody and Thrash.

  8. Paisley says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Can’t Be Beat, Kick You In the Face Metalcore Album
    So, “Constellations” was my most anticipated album of the first half of the year. After hearing “Messengers” over and over again, I grew so incredibly attached to this band and…

  9. Shobha says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    ABR’s Best
    Constellations, to me is ABR’s best album to date. Messengers was a step up from Thrill Seeker, but they have matured and grown a lot and this album reflects that.

  10. Vice says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Very Powerful Album.
    The new album, Constellations, from August Burns Red is a masterpiece. Contrary to what the other reviewers have said, this album is much different from their previous releases…

  11. Rylan says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    August Burns Red Does It Again
    August Burns Red stays true to themselves, or to their music. Constellations isn’t that much different from Messengers. I don’t mind that at all.

  12. Tim says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Review after review mention the same few songs, because there are only a few that live up to the previous albums. The breakdowns just aren’t there and that sucks. I honestly believe that they only had five or six tracks ready and threw the rest of that crap in. What sucks even worse is that I waited two years for five or six songs, thinking this album would kill … well it doesn’t. There is a reason it’s only five bucks on amazon. Maybe next album Jake will stop screaming link trivium

  13. Tim says:

    Well .. there ya go … now it all makes sense “producer Jason Suecof (Sevendust, All That Remains, Trivium)” All bands that there last albums were crap

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