The Seventh Trumpet

Album: Thrill Seeker (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the closing track from Thrill Seeker the debut full-length album by metalcore band August Burns Red. The band's guitarist and primary songwriter JB Brubake told AntiMusic about the track: "'The Seventh Trumpet' was our first attempt at writing a long closing track for an album. We wanted it to have an apocalyptic vibe, as the song lyrically focuses on the end of the world. The meat of the song is only about two and a half minutes, but the last section becomes a five minute+ outro that builds each measure with additional layers. It was a lot of fun to record and we actually had aspirations to do even more with it, like adding piano and acoustic guitar, but we ran out of time in the studio."
  • The lyrics refer to the Book of Revelations in the Bible, in which seven trumpet blasts by angels are made to warn of God's judgment on the earth and the return of The Messiah, Jesus Christ. The warnings were made to urge us to make sure our faith is firmly fixed in Christ.

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