“of Beauty and Rage” is Red’s 5th stu­dio album. It’s a fairly stan­dard rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Red’s sound, build­ing on 2013’s “Release the Panic” while also ref­er­enc­ing the heavy and groovy riffs of their debut “End of Silence” and their sig­na­ture orches­tral string sound.

Open­ing track “Descent” leads into the slow build­ing yet crush­ingly heavy “Imposter”. Each of the album’s 15 tracks is in some way punc­tu­ated by huge string sec­tions, and the effect is grand in every sense. There’s a nice sense of con­trast, and the bal­lad “Of These Chains” is a nice change of pace.

While it’s a pre­dictable release, it’s solid and exe­cuted well. Fans will not be disappointed.

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