August Burns Red Constellations
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Douglas
July 14th 2009


9174 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

The difference are scalic

aspirations
July 14th 2009


19 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the differences are definitely very apparent. This is clearly musically better than messengers, but it still fails to really grab me overall. As a whole, they managed to distinguish this album (for the better) from messengers, but within Constellations itself, each song still lacks a strong individuality.

hykinix
July 14th 2009


188 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"the differences are definitely very apparent. This is clearly musically better than messengers, but it still fails to really grab me overall. As a whole, they managed to distinguish this album (for the better) from messengers, but within Constellations itself, each song still lacks a strong individuality."

Yeah that's really a good summary of my gripe with this album. You managed to say it better.

Where's the uniqueness in each track? Sure they have chops but it just gets stale. Even the interlude and whatnot doesn't do much for the album, just varies the pace briefly but doesn't enthrall me in the least.

A step up from messengers I suppose but not enough for me. I might just be picky these days though.

SmurkinGherkin
July 14th 2009


1770 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is solid to say the least, might bump this with more listens


marksellsuswallets
July 14th 2009


4848 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Most of the songs have the same kind of motifs, but most of them also have a pretty decent sense of individuality to me, especially songs like Oceans of Apathy, Marianas Trench, and Meridian.

Knott-
Emeritus
July 14th 2009


10198 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oceans of Apathy fucking rules

ThuggiesDotNet
July 14th 2009


9 Comments


While ABR is my favorite band in terms of albums and live performance, I will say I thought that breakdowns on "Messengers" were a bit more atypical than the ones found on "Constellations". They were more varied and choppy and a little more "pit worthy" in my opinion. Messengers is awesome!

MusicinaBox
July 14th 2009


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^agreed, Messengers is better mosh music, but Constellations is better in overall music.

EasternLight
July 14th 2009


2704 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

bumped up to a 4...could go up again. good stuff.

RunAmokRampant
July 15th 2009


228 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is a little bit better than Messengers. But to me everytime they step a bit forward, they seem just as eager to jump back into their comfort zones. Still a fun listen and they're a fun band.

Douglas
July 15th 2009


9174 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I am really digging White Washed at the moment

accompliceofmydeath
July 15th 2009


4297 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I think that this is better than Messengers too. It's pretty good for a few songs but then just gets repetitive. Meridian is really sweet though.

Digging: Weekend Nachos - Unforgivable

MentalityOfA
July 15th 2009


1213 Comments


Pretty awesome album cover.

Douglas
July 15th 2009


9174 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Yeah it is pretty swell

mattattak23
July 16th 2009


7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This band is simply amazing.
guitar rifts, double bass, amazing vocals.
Must buy.

mattattak23
July 16th 2009


7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I think messengers was good, but this album is simply flawless.

mattattak23
July 16th 2009


7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

blindshed is correct.

Donul
July 16th 2009


51 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hm, dont have the record, definitely gonna get it soon, but as far as ive heard, the new stuff doesnt relly grab me as much as messengers did, but then again, messengers had to grow on me too, so...
and about clean singing: if abr started to use clean vocals, id think they sell out, cause then it wouldnt be abr anymore. not using clean vocals is one of the aspects that seperates them from the rest of the pack...

Essence
July 17th 2009


3588 Comments


I now have my Constellations CD signed by the entire band. Woo!

Transient
July 17th 2009


1461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Review is bang on.



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