August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places 2015 Prog Metalcore Ltd. Color 2 LP
August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places
Label: Fearless Records FRL 38210-1
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Special Edition,
Limited Edition - 500 copies
Double Gatefold 2 disc set
Found In Far Away Places + Instrumental Version of Album
Disc 1 on Swamp Green Vinyl (standard album)
Disc 2 on Beer Colored Vinyl (instrumental album)
Gatefold, Swamp Green/Beer
Released: 09 Nov 2015
A1 The Wake
A4 Separating The Seas
A5 Ghosts (feat. Jeremy McKinnon)
A6 Majoring In The Minors
B1 Everlasting Ending
B2 Broken Promises
B4 Twenty-One Grams
C1 The Wake - instrumental
C2 Martyr - instrumental
C3 Identity - instrumental
C4 Separating The Seas - instrumental
C5 Ghosts - instrumental
C6 Majoring In The Minors - instrumental
D1 Everlasting Ending - instrumental
D2 Broken Promises - instrumental
D3 Blackwood - instrumental
D4 Twenty-One Grams - instrumental
D5 Vanguard - instrumental
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Found in Far Away Places is the seventh studio album by American melodic metalcore band August Burns Red. It was released on June 29, 2015 through Fearless Records, their first release on the label. On December 7, 2015 the single Identity was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category, making it the band's first Grammy nomination.
Metacritic, with six ratings from selected critics, assigns a score of 81 out of 100, giving the album acclaim. Awarding the album four and a half stars from Alternative Press, Dan Slessor states, "the quintet further distinguish themselves from the metalcore pack in a manner that seems effortless." Amy Sciarretto, giving the album a nine out of ten for Outburn, writes, "August Burns Red won't have trouble finding fansboth old and newwith this latest rallying cry." Rating the album a seven out of ten at Metal Hammer, Thea de Gallier describes, "Don't be put off, though this is, at its heart, an emotionally charged thrillride of a record." Jake Denning, awarding the album a 9.4 out of ten review by AbsolutePunk, says, "Known for their intensity and unwavering vehemence, Found In Far Away Places shows the band exploring brand new territories both instrumentally and lyrically." Giving the album a seven out of ten from Exclaim!, Bradley Zorgdrager, states, "This is the sound of a band breaking out, and they haven't sounded this fresh in over half-a-decade." Awarding the album four stars for AllMusic, James Christopher Monger writes, "That the band never lose themselves in the process of these myriad digressions is impressive to say the least, but what's most notable about Found in Far Away Places is how fluid the ride is." Kerrang!, rating the album three K's, says, "There's nothing ambitious or monumental here but a tight 50 minutes of call-to-arms rage."
Sean Huncherick, awarding the album four stars from HM Magazine, writes, "With this new album, ABR shows that the genre still has something new to offer if a band is willing to break a few boundaries. In pushing forward, August Burns Reds musicianship leans closer to progressive metal than ever on Found in Far Away Places."
Giving the album four stars at Jesus Freak Hideout, Wayne Reimer says, "Found In Far Away Places is certainly a superbly composed record, and many a fan of flawlessly manicured metalcore will no doubt love it." Michael Weaver, rating the album three and a half stars for Jesus Freak Hideout, states, "Found in Far Away Places, shows little to no growth for the band since 2011...The instrumentation on Found in Far Away Places is as good as expected, but the creativity and sound is a little lackluster."
The album was included at No. 49 on Rock Sound's top 50 releases of 2015 list.