Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the eccentricities pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for months of hard work.
We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the One Word Album Review.
Featured on today’s OWAR (One Word Album Review; come on, keep up) is August Burns Red’s fantastic LP Phantom Anthem. Coming in at 11 face-melting and technically proficient tracks, August Burns Red continue to demonstrate why they’ve dominated the metalcore genre for 10-plus years and received top recognition such as a Grammy nomination for 2015′s “Identity.”
Now, before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to the band as they carefully chose eleven words to describe each one of their punishing new tracks. After reading what they had to say about Phantom Anthem, be sure to pick up a copy here before the album drops October 2nd via Fearless Records.
“King of Sorrow”
“Hero of the Half Truth”