Album Review: August Burns Red – Found In Far Away Places (9/10)

AugustBurnsRed-600wideAugust Burns Red have built a faithful metalcore following with a relentless tour regimen and by releasing a full-length every two years. On this, their sixth album, the band strives to keep their fanbase while grasping a new audience—proggers. Standouts include “Everlasting Ending” (featuring Paul Waggoner), and their furthest creative stretch, “Majoring in the Minors,” a metalcore foundation filled with cowboy/western melodies. The deluxe release features a midi version of “Identity,” reminding this reviewer of the mid-‘90s video game soundtrack to DOOM. – Andy Mesecher