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Brighton boys build big noise,
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This review is from: Hollow Crown (Limited Digi-Pack) (Audio CD)
Architects are a relatively new band for me - I'd heard the name bandied around and caught snippets of previous release, Ruin - and although this is their third album, it's undoubtedly the one the band will most want you to hear. Theirs is a punishing, unrelenting take on metalcore with flourishes of Converge-style atmosperics, bludgeoning beats and a smattering of soaring, cleanly sung vocal lines. There's innovation aplenty, and a real sense of ambition, and it's this combination, coupled with the conviction with which they deliver the whole thing, that carries Hollow Crown into the realms of something special - both within its genre and beyond. Difficult to pick any stand-out tracks as such, this is an album best listened to in its entirety. That is, if you have the required endurance levels...
Brutal, ear-splitting exhiliration.