Architects, are a five piece hardcore band from Brighton, formed over a decade ago back in 2004, the band have now finally released their epic seventh album, ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us.’ And if you’re a big fan of their previous album, ‘Lost Forever // Lost Together‘ then you’ll definitely be a fan of this eleven track killer.
Undoubtedly this album is very (and I don’t use that word lightly) similar to ‘Lost Forever // Lost Together‘ released back in 2014. Personally I think majority of the tracks relate back to, their most popular songs on their previous album, ‘Naysayer‘, ‘Broken Cross‘ and ‘Gravedigger.’ But hey, by no means should this be viewed as a negative! I am huge fan of their 2014 music, therefore I am overjoyed to hear more of it from the five piece band.
Architects have teased us by releasing 3 singles from the new album. Starting off with, ‘A Match Made in Heaven‘ released on 06/03/16 followed by ‘Gone With The Wind‘ released 11/04/16 and most recently releasing ‘Downfall‘ on 20/05/16. All of these singles are prime examples of what to expect throughout all eleven tracks. With sentimental lyrics, strong riffs, heavy beatdowns, and of course Sam Carter’s iconic ‘BLEUGH’. (Something that never fails to give me chills right through my body.)
The only criticism I do have is that, this album fails to feature a softer song, something that Architects have included in almost every one of their previous albums. But it’s okay, the fact that every track is an absolute banger, makes up for it! Although it’s near impossible to choose my favourites, I have decided it would have to be, ‘Deathwish‘, ‘Downfall‘ and ‘A Match Made In Heaven‘. All three of which make me smile inside. When I first heard ‘Deathwish’ I literally had goosebumps everywhere… I’m pretty sure I even had them on my forehead, I mean, is that even a thing!?
Regardless, Architects should be extremely proud of themselves, this album is truly amazing. And I’m positive that you will all agree! If you fancy seeing the guys live this year, they are playing a few festivals this summer, but do not fear if you’re not attending any of them. Architects have been nice enough to release a UK Tour, ‘Downfall‘ for this upcoming November. All gig dates are listed below.
Album Rating: 9.5/10
Purchase ‘All Gods Have Abandoned Us’ at www.architectsofficial.com.
ARCHITECTS ‘DOWNFALL’ TOUR DATES:
11/11/16 – Birmingham @ O2 Institute
12/11/16 – Manchester @ Academy
13/11/16 – Glasgow @ O2 ABC
15/11/16 – Nottingham @ Rock City
17/11/16 – Bristol @ O2 Academy
18/11/16 – London @ O2 Academy Brixton