Architects - Hollow Crown (2009)


How Brighton’s Architects have managed to stand out from the suffocating crowd of metal / hardcore outfits influenced by Meshuggah’s low-end guitar lurch, the throat-shredding howl of Converge’s Jake Bannon, The Dillinger Escape Plan’s staccato one-two rhythms and breakdowns from the state of Massachusetts is its own mystery. The number of upstarts cut from this cloth putting “new songs up” daily on Myspace is only proportionally rivalled by American military spending in Iraq, but good on the Searle brothers and their mates for hitting the road and getting in people’s faces.

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