August Burns Red
Rescue & Restore


4.5
superb

Review

by nipplefingers USER (2 Reviews)
June 27th, 2013 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: With Rescue and Restore, August Burns Red transcend the barriers of modern music, genuinely and daringly encouraging their peers to follow in suit or be left behind.

They say that "good" music takes you somewhere. For me, ABR's new album does just that. It's an album with so many beautiful guitar melodies that I find it difficult to choose a song to call my favorite. Upon initial listens, Spirit Breaker caught my attention with the ridiculously high bends near the end of the song; bends that, for one reason or another, make me close my eyes and imagine I'm soaring through the air as if I am the bird in the lyric video ABR released for the song.

However, as beautifully written as that song is, a few more listens brought my attention to the deeper songs on the album, such as Beauty and Tragedy and Count it All as Lost. Although these songs do not have that melodic lick at the onset, each one incorporates an uplifting guitar riff a minute or two into the song to accompany an onslaught of ear-piercing vocals.

But, even with a few more listens, songs like Provision, Creative Captivity, Faultline, and Echoes all found their way to the top of my list. Rescue and Restore is an album that requires several listens before making any judgments regarding it's worth in one's collection. Many will disagree and shrug it off as nothing more than another run-of-the-mill metalcore album, but I feel that to be an injustice to the artwork that Rescue and Restore is.

Go pick it up. If you don't like it, return it. If you do, well, you're welcome.


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ILJ
June 27th 2013


6882 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"With Rescue and Restore, August Burns Red transcend the barriers of modern music, genuinely and daringly encouraging their peers to follow in suit or be left behind."



that's some drastic hyperbole there bro

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2013


53991 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

It's just metalcore dude

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sixdegrees
June 27th 2013


22327 Comments


prog lives

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YakNips
June 27th 2013


18665 Comments


prog is dead

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sixdegrees
June 27th 2013


22327 Comments


also pretty amusing parody review, well done

ILJ
June 27th 2013


6882 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

there are some long ass sentences in this review, damn. it ain't a bad review but like treb said, it's just metalcore. executed well and perhaps a bit fresh at times though it may be, it certainly is still metalcore and still isn't all that unique. they just pull it off damn well for the most part

paradox1216
Emeritus
June 27th 2013


730 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"With four full-length albums and one well-timed Holiday album"



I lol'd



this album is pretty great

pepster50
June 27th 2013


395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha this was an entertaining review to read. Your a crazy son of a bitch you know that? That being said.. the album is pretty fuckin good.

nipplefingers
June 27th 2013


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Drastic hyperbole was what I was going for here. Can you imagine the kind of hyperbole and drawn out sentences that would follow a 5/5? I can't.

J0ckstrapsFTW
June 27th 2013


3682 Comments


Album slays a genocidal amount of orphans

someguest
June 28th 2013


27606 Comments


Transcend the barriers of modern music?

Get the fuck outta here!

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Aids
June 28th 2013


24325 Comments


haha this is the dumbest review, seriously

like, it's written well, but check your facts man. you say some hardcore dumb shit here.

ANJ45
July 1st 2013


207 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"bends that, for one reason or another, make me close my eyes and imagine I'm soaring through the air as if I am the bird in the lyric video ABR released for the song."



http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Nicolas-Cage-Laugh.gif

MuhNamesTyler
July 1st 2013


5772 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was just about to quote that but you did a better job, bravo

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AnEpicDeath
July 2nd 2013


212 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not sure if this review is serious, trolling, or satire -_-



Your AILD review is very good, but you don't have enough ratings for me to tell if you actually hold

semblances of the opinions in this one or not, and the troll 5 on AILD's Awakened doesn't help my

confusion.



I see that you acknowledged this is hyperbolic, but that still doesn't really answer the question.

What was the intent? If mocking the other reviewers, I approve, as both the (other) 4.5 reviews are

naively over-the-top. If mocking the album, I'm a little disappointed, because I think this is

probably as good as Constellations, which is to say quite good indeed.



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