Of all the bands in the metalcore genre today, few are as consistently and technically good as August Burns Red. Skillful musicians and generally void of lyrical cliches, they’re the rare band that is both commercially and critically successful, headlining their own sold-out tours while also experimenting outside of the conventions of metalcore. In that regard, they’re oddly similar to hard rock heroes Chevelle.
The band’s 7th full-length album, Phantom Anthem, is poised to be their most successful yet. Adeptly combining memorable lyrics of passion and triumph with the musical proficiency they are known for, August Burns Red continue to raise the bar for their peers with each album. This is no exception. The band premiered a new track, “The Frost”, which you can find below. We’re out of icy jokes for this one, so let the music do the talking.