Messengers (album)

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Messengers
Studio album by August Burns Red
Released June 19, 2007
Recorded January 29 - March 3rd, 2007 at Rebel Waltz Studio in Franklin, TN
Genre Melodic metalcore
Length 48:11
Label Solid State Records (CD)
CI Records (Vinyl)
Producer Tue Madsen, August Burns Red
August Burns Red chronology
Thrill Seeker
(2005)
Messengers
(2007)
Lost Messengers: The Outtakes
(2009)
Singles from Messengers
  1. "Composure"
    Released: September 6, 2007
  2. "Back Burner"
    Released: August 13, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[3]

Messengers is the second album released by melodic metalcore band August Burns Red through Solid State Records,[4] and their first with vocalist Jake Luhrs and bass player Dustin Davidson. It sold 9,000 copies in its first week on sale, and went on to sell over 80,000. A video for the song "Composure" was recorded and was released as a single on September 6, 2007. The second video from this album, for the song "Back Burner", premiered on Myspace Music on August 13, 2008. A vinyl copy of this record was also released with limited press numbers through the band's former label, CI Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Truth of a Liar"   4:12
2. "Up Against the Ropes"   5:04
3. "Back Burner"   3:42
4. "The Blinding Light"   5:28
5. "Composure"   4:13
6. "Vital Signs"   3:17
7. "The Eleventh Hour"   4:05
8. "The Balance"   3:20
9. "Black Sheep"   3:53
10. "An American Dream"   4:41
11. "Redemption"   6:16
Total length:
48:11

B-Sides[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Carol of the Bells" (An Instrumental Christmas song released on their Myspace in December 2007) 2:44
2. "Mosely" (A bonus track from the vinyl edition) 3:52

Personnel[edit]

August Burns Red
  • Jake Luhrs − lead vocals
  • JB Brubaker − guitar
  • Brent Rambler − guitar
  • Dustin Davidson − bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Greiner − drums, piano
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AbosultePunk.net review". Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  2. ^ Messengers (album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout". 
  4. ^ "Messengers release". Retrieved 2011-06-14.