18:49 - Apothecary Hey Joe, you ever get around to checking this [link] film out? I came back to it last night, still probably some of the best cyberpunk I've ever seen
18:21 - Nimlot Before Turning The Gun On Himself is probably his best DVD, but they are all quality stuff. Glad you're into it.
18:19 - Apothecary 4 minutes into that Stanhope vid... I like it a lot. Also appreciate the rawness of it, the directness is refreshing. Good recommendation
18:19 - Nimlot "Life is like animal porn, it's not for everyone." - Doug Stanhope
18:14 - Zaphod Well, then he'll be shitting on us too, so it's all good.
18:14 - Apothecary There's something about Louis CK that has always been missing for me, like I feel like he tries to be Carlin, but lacks the harsh social commentary. I'll check the Stanhope guy though
Writing a review for August Burns Red is a bit of a challenge. It's not so much that their sound is difficult to describe. Rather, the group's extremely consistent output of technically-inclined metalcore lends itself to redundancy from reviewing one album to the next. But while it may not be the band's best album (an accolade I award to Constellations), Rescue And Restore is definitely their most melodic and different.
I've been a fan ever since I first heard the greatness of Constellations, and then picked up Messengers. Leveler was just alright for me, but I'm looking forward to hearing this record, I'm sure it will be great.
It is rare for a straight-up metalcore album to be good these days. August Burns Red is really the last of these groups I think can still bring it (now that As I Lay Dying is dead). This is their most melodic album yet, too.