Phantom Anthem

Phantom Anthem
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
GenreMelodic metalcore, Christian metal
Length55:05
LabelFearless
ProducerCarson Slovak, Grant McFarland[1]
August Burns Red chronology
Found in Far Away Places
(2015)
Phantom Anthem
(2017)
Singles from Phanton Anthem
  1. "Invisible Enemy"
    Released: July 26, 2017[2]
  2. "The Frost"
    Released: September 14, 2017
  3. "Dangerous"
    Released: October, 30, 2018

Phantom Anthem is the eighth studio album by American melodic metalcore band August Burns Red. The album was released on October 6, 2017 through Fearless Records.[3] The album peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard 200, selling 19,000 equivalent album units (17,000 in traditional sales) in its first week.[4]

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
Alternative Press4/5 stars[7]

Metacritic, with four ratings from selected critics, assigns a score of 82 out of 100, giving the album universal acclaim. James Christopher Monger, from AllMusic, gives the album 4/5 stars, and stated that Phantom Anthem delivers "a balanced, brutal, and almost relentlessly efficient 11-track set that deftly utilizes every inch of sonic space to its advantage".[8] NewNoiseMagazine offers some additional positive feedback, praised the newest album, stating "It's true, classic metalcore, with sometimes lightning fast feeling guitar work underlying harsh vocals. There are not really any clean vocals on this release, but that's not a drawback...it doesn't push the genre – other bands can do that – instead, it just perfects it."[9]

August Burns Red received a Grammy nomination for their song "Invisible Enemy" under the "Best Metal Performance" category.[10]

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