CONCERT REVIEW: August Burns Red @ Sound Academy – 02.25.12

August Burns Red

I had never listened to August Burns Red before I caught them on A Day To Remember Toursick two years ago. Since then, I have made sure that I see them play whenever I could — they put on such a great show. Without a doubt, I went to the Sound Academy on a chilly February evening to see their headlining tour with Silverstein, Texas In July, and I, The Breather.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Silverstein

The first act, Christian metal band I, The Breather from Baltimore, Maryland, did an impressive job of opening the show. The entire line up consisted of hardcore/metal bands and it was extremely important to start the show the right way. Many people were still making their way into the venue when the band started to play, but by the end of the first or second song, a mosh pit had formed. I, The Breather’s performance was so powerful that the crowd was chanting “one more song” at the end of their set, which doesn’t usually happen with the opening act. The next band Texas In July manage to keep the momentum going but it was a bit of a cool off after I, The Breather’s melodic breakdowns and growls. Canadian band Silverstein was the next to perform and the locals were warmly received. The band played a couple songs from their new album, titled “Short Songs” (which are really of short songs). During one of the “Short Songs”, the band members switched roles and guitar player Josh Bradford went to sing and vocalist Shane Told played drums instead. Silverstein’s set flew by really quickly.

Shane Told of Silverstein

August Burns Red

The best thing about August Burns Red is that fact that I don’t even have to know their music to enjoy myself. The band had great stage presence, especially vocalist Jake Luhrs, who easily captured the attention with his epic stances and movements, he always looked like as if he was commanding a crowd on that stage. Walking out to screams and cheers, the band opened with “Empire”, a track from their new album “Leveler”. The band asked the crowd to take out lighters and cellphones and to “take it slow” during“Mariana’s Trench”. A solo drumming session between August Burns Red’s drummer Matt Greiner and Adam Gray of Texas In July concluded the first part of the set while the rest of the band left the stage. In fact, some people were already making their way out of the venue. Even I hesitated if there would still be an encore because the wait for the encore longer than usual. And then the band finally the band came back out for an encore of two songs and completed the night with “Composure”. Then I got home and listened to their latest album “Leveler” on YouTube, and thought to myself, “What have I been missing all along?”.

August Burns Red

August Burns Red

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