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August Burns Red, Phantom Sessions EP
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August Burns Red
Phantom Sessions EP



Artist Info: Discography
Genre(s): Metal / Alternative
Album length: 5 tracks: 21 minutes, 33 seconds
Street Date: February 8, 2019


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I’ve always known August Burns Red to be one of the most technically proficient and impressive metal bands of the last decade or so. But until very recently, I never found myself actually enjoying their music. Very suddenly, it all just clicked. Phantom Sessions isn’t a full, traditional ABR album, but rather acts more like a b-sides release that showcases the different layers of musicianship of the group. The opener is a fast and furious track that sounds like it could have been on Phantom Anthem, which is followed by a fantastic rendition of the theme from my favorite video game franchise, The Legend of Zelda. It also includes the dungeon theme from the original game. This track sounds like it was made for the Hyrule Warriors spin-off. On the subject of video games, the MIDI version of “The Frost” sounds perfect for a Mega Man game, and it’s a really fun listen. The middle tracks, “Laniakea” and “Coordinates - Reprise,” give us a great taste of their non-metal musicianship, with some atmospheric indie music, piano balladry, and a wide range of other influences. Phantom Sessions isn’t a full album experience, but if you’re somehow unfamiliar with the band, this will show you what they’re capable of. - Review date: 3/15/19, Scott Fryberger of Jesusfreakhideout.com

 

. Record Label: Fearless Records
. Album length: 5 tracks: 21 minutes, 33 seconds
. Street Date: February 8, 2019
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  1. Midnight (4:29)
  2. The Legend Of Zelda (4:08)
  3. Laniakea (2:58)
  4. Coordinates (Reprise) (5:18)
  5. The Frost (Midi) (4:39)

 

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