Pennsylvanian metal five piece August Burns Red have released a new track and video for “The Frost”. Matthew, JB, Brent, Jacob and Dustin have their new album Phantom Anthem on the way, releasing 6th October, and “The Frost” is the second single to drop.
“The Frost” initially takes the members of August Burns Red into a punishing and curiosity-heavy environment of harshness. In the face of bombardment by heavy riffs and hectic pace, an underlying melody speaks like an awakening; a coming up for air.
Heat burns through the unnecessary debris, leaving the August Burns Red crew facing things that were previously withheld. Sweating through breakdowns, the vibe speaks of effort as well as waking up.
Windswept, there’s nothing left to hold onto, and the swirling discomfort of losing everything is echoed by searching guitar, scrambling bass and anticipatory beats. It all screams “Hang in there! The best is yet to come!”.
Washed by rain and drenched to the core, persisting nonetheless with frantic drum and roars and incredibly satisfying guitar work, we come full circle to wintery surrender.
“Open soul, open mind.
I’m finally focused on what’s inside.
I’ve gained a new perspective.”
“The Frost” is clearly reflecting an incredible inner journey and has been expressed in the wild untamedness of the elements, using them while riding the wave from hectic metal through to melodic hope-inspiring soundscapes.
I loved every minute of immersing into this sonic tale by August Burns Red of ‘where we’ve been, what we’ve tried and what we discovered’. Are you listening?
Check out “The Frost” with its music video, and hang tight for Phantom Anthem on 6th October. Preorder now via augustburnsred.com.