Rescue & Restore
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Rescue & Restore

June 25, 2013

  Song Title
Spirit Breaker
Count It All as Lost
Creative Captivity
Fault Line
Beauty in Tragedy
The First Step

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 25, 2013
  • Label: Solid State Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 Solid State Records
  • Total Length: 48:03
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  • ASIN: B00D02Z1EA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,167 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Penny June 30, 2013
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of ABR since 2005 when I saw them on tour with Demon Hunter and Zao. I wasn't a huge fan of their first album "Thrill Seeker," but I knew they had great potential. When their next album, "Messengers" came out I was completely blown away. I hear a lot of people talking about "Constellations" being ABR's best album. I disagree. With Rescue and Restore ABR went back to more of the "in your face" metal from Messengers. To me, that is excited. To me, R&R and fresh and I feel the time and effort they put into the album. I love how they dedicated themselves to being different and unique on this album. Some fans will hate it and others, (like myself) embrace it and love it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band July 7, 2013
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This is a great album. Not only is the music complex and interesting, but the lyrics really set it apart in the metalcore genre. In my opinion, this is one of the best metal albums released in the past few years. A lot of long-time fans are taking the "I like their old-stuff better" road. We get it. You've been listening to them for years. Take it from someone who hasn't really been a super fan over the years... this one's good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD July 7, 2013
By Bryant
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This CD is the most inspiration metal music put out within the last year, hands down. ABR has done it again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music from a great band! July 7, 2013
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I have been listening to ABR for 3 years now, And I love their music! Must get this album!! It has a different style to it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scream o's not for me July 28, 2013
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Scream o is not for me but my kids, especially my teenage daughter loves this purchase. They honor God with there lyrics. I just have trouble understanding them, but she and I talk about the lyrics. They have some really awesome, God honoring lyrics.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This is an absolute masterpiece of an album. This is what metalheads should have people listen to when non-metalers say "everything is so evil and depressing in metal." These guys weave their spirituality seamlessly into commentaries on the human condition. Calling for peace and helping "others while we're still alive" while reminding fans not to "call me your hero" are themes present not only in this album, but also in our lives. The music is equally powerful in conveying this positivity through melodies that are at once light hearted, yet serious and heavy when they need to be. Rescue and Restore is still very much August Burns Red, and it feels more like Constellations with a few moments throwing back to Messengers.

A few highlights of this album are the lead guitarist's solos. Metal solos these days are all about speed and technicality, and while there is a place for that, guitarist Steve Morse had a great song called "tumenni notes," and sometimes (not always) that's all these speed solos have. Often times a well placed note that creates the right feel, timing, and phrasing is more important than being able to play six-string ascending and descending 16th note sweeps at 250 beats per minute in conjunction to the breakdown in the background.

Also of note is the bassist's screaming (correct me if I'm wrong on which member is doing the backing screams). Since Leveler (their previous album) his screams have become more pronounced and add an additional dimension and depth. Both he and the lead vocalist have some of the clearest and more unique screams in the industry.

Finally, the drummer has always been inventive, and, at times, unconventional. He has to reflect the music the band writes and his perspective, as well the rest of the band's, is unique.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album May be Addictive, Listen Responsibly June 26, 2013
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I had high expectations for this album, and they definitely exceeded them. It's such an interesting and carefully put together album that it really does give every fan something that they're looking for. On Leveler, it seemed like they were going in a direction that was less heavy and more experimental, basically trying to just change it up so that they didn't always sound the same. While I certainly respect that, I feel like they didn't accomplish this task until this album. All eleven songs and 49 minutes of listening are worth it. And I mean all of it. But please beware: it has a high chance for addiction, so listen responsibly.

The album opens with the right track in "Provision," starting off very heavy with the chorus and punching you square in the face, leaving you with that characteristic euphoria you get after hearing a new metal song for the first time that you immediately love. And the good thing about this is there are another ten songs after this one. The second song "Treatment," which many of the band members said was their favorite track, has an interesting interlude in the middle of the song that starts out really slow and with different instruments (maybe a violin or viola, I can't exactly tell) but builds up over time and slowly re-adds each instrument from the original song into the fold until lead singer Jake Luhrs begins screaming again, creating a really cool effect.

Then comes the best song on the album, "Spirit Breaker," which includes myriad of vocal techniques, mixing screams and yells and a little singing, including another interlude that has Luhrs just talking as if he's reading a letter. The lows in this song are excellent and definitely makes it a 10/10.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything burns Red!!
When i put this in my world becomes consumed with the Holy Fire. Great production and musicianship tether together a very enjoyable effort. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Sean Carrothers
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Great album mixing old school abr with inevitable change necessary to stay afloat in the ever changing metal scene. Buy it!!
Published 16 days ago by chase umsted
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely one of the best albums of theirs.
This album has plenty of melodic tunes. Lots of heavy, high energy songs as well. It's very clear that the band worked hard on this album. Plump full of talent.
Published 2 months ago by Derrick Gall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band
Awesome to listen to. Good new album. A bit heavier than their older music. But, thats not a bad thing! worth the buy, for sure!
Published 3 months ago by K. Sargent
4.0 out of 5 stars A great album interupted by chatter.
Honestly, this album was amazing. I love August Burns Red entire catalog for the most part. Even their Christmas album.

So why the 4 stars? The talking. Read more
Published 3 months ago by C.J.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my top 5 Metal Albums for 2013... Easy
Saw these guys in concert in Cinci last month and was blown way how well they reproduced their sound live. Read more
Published 4 months ago by B. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars And they do it again!!
My first experience with ABR was Constellations and then I bought Leveler and I thought "man, these guys are awesome". Then Rescue and Restore dropped and it is awesome. Read more
Published 4 months ago by W. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Why I still listen to metal
It's a good album from a good band going on their 6th album? Yup this guy's are genuine and unique with enough energy to power 3 light bulbs! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Eddie Luevano
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album
such a great album. i love their last few releases, and this one holds true to the quality you would expect. if you like them, you won't be disappointed.
Published 4 months ago by JROD
5.0 out of 5 stars beware, you will be addicted!
Don't hesitate on getting it or not, just get it!!! This album is sooo amazing. Lyrically, they write some great stuff. Read more
Published 5 months ago by xnegativezero
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