I recently went on vacation for 11 days out to the west coast. My family and I toured several National Parks and other natural areas and we were able to see some amazing things. I put together a short video featuring the highlights of the trip.
In 2007, August Burns Red returned with their sophomore LP, Messengers. This record is no “sophomore slump” as many other bands are prone to be subjected to. With the epic blend of the then newly-acquired vocalist Jake Luhrs’ songwriting, the polished, yet profoundly heavy guitar work by J.B. Brubaker and Brent Rambler, and the ever-intense, talented drumming of Matt Greiner, Messengers works out to be one of the all-time greatest ABR records, garnering several hits: “Truth of a Liar,” “Back Burner,” and “Composure.”
Clean cut, suburban, Lancaster-based hard-rockers August Burns Red released their first full LP in 2005 with Thrill Seeker. For this effort, vocals are courtesy of Josh McManness. Since then, they’ve gained a new lead vocalist Jake Luhrs, as well as a loyal following among metalcore fanatics. Since their hugely popular and successful Constellations album of 2009, ABR have delved deeper into creating their own unique sound. 2011’s Leveler, 2013’s Rescue & Restore, and their latest, Found in Far Away Places (2015) have shown themselves to be increasingly disinterested in the metalcore norm.
Thrill Seeker (2005): 11 songs, 44 minutes.