By personally aiming beyond your perceived potential, you can truly grow. That's been the case every time August Burns Red record an album, and it's quietly turned the Pennsylvania quintet into a Grammy Award-nominated heavy music torchbearer. When it came time to record their seventh full-length Phantom Anthem with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, the game didn't change. The musicians put their heads down and rallied around the same shared goal, uncorking a barrage of infectious intensity. The group then proceeded to augment and amplify the touchstones of their signature style and Phantom Anthem is the winning result. The musical equivalent of a clenched fist haymaker, the grooves hit harder, the hooks blaze brighter, and the instrumentation ignites even more intricacy.