August Burns Red

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

August Burns Red is a Christian metalcore band that’s playing at Rocketown. You can probably base your decision on whether or not to go to this show on that alone. But if you find yourself in the naysayer camp, know this: August Burns Red have their fist-pump-worthy moments. Those moments are pretty much exclusively tied to the guitarists being a lot more imaginative than pretty much every other metalcore band that plays Rocketown. Admittedly, it’s a low bar. They still roll out those brainless pit-baiting breakdowns that serve as the benchmark for “heavy” in this scene, plus there are the oh-so-tortured journal entry lyrics, but occasionally August Burns Red leave the mall and run to the hills. New album Rescue & Restore lets the New Wave of British heavy metal influences creep in a little more, and glimmers of prog-metal peek through that are a much better fit for their chops.

—Matt Sullivan

Mon, Nov 4 | 6:00 PM
$20 ADV / $22 DOS
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August Burns Red

Lancaster PA  |  Rock

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