New Architects song
2012-04-22 by keithiopia | 91 Comments
A new song from UK metalcore act Architects has surfaced on YouTube. The song is titled Alpha Omega and will be featured on the band's new album Daybreaker, out early this summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8WE4nDyMWYU
Tagged: Architects

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J0ckstrapsFTW
April 23rd 2012
3652 Comments


Cleans are awesome

RosaParks
April 23rd 2012
14936 Comments


wow this band just continues to revolutionize metalcore with each new album i mean wow how is this possible

wacknizzle
April 23rd 2012
13539 Comments


No complaints with this one, best so far from Daybreaker. Except maybe the "More Than Meets The Eye" line, etc etc Transformers joke.

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botb
April 23rd 2012
9722 Comments


too "the here and nowy" for my taste, get back to that ruin sound.

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FearThyEvil
April 23rd 2012
12646 Comments


Better then the last song. However, Sam's vocals have really downgraded and these guys are really pushing it with adding in clean vocals. I hope these 2 tracks are the weakest ones on the album.

Ire
April 23rd 2012
41805 Comments


wow this band just continues to revolutionize metalcore with each new album i mean wow how is this possible



InFiction
April 23rd 2012
3695 Comments


I like the more technical sound of the guitar and while the cleans are good, they sound a bit uninspired. I have to agree with Breakdown, get back to the Ruin sound. I fucking love Ruin.

lucasjcockcroft
April 23rd 2012
3714 Comments


wow, everything this band has done rules.

BassDemon333
April 23rd 2012
3413 Comments


Not bad but I liked "Colours" more

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jimmykidd
April 23rd 2012
532 Comments


why does this suck so hard?

lucasjcockcroft
April 23rd 2012
3714 Comments


it doesnt.

ThomasTheCure
April 23rd 2012
296 Comments


pretty decent.

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charlie15
April 23rd 2012
133 Comments


Cleans on "hollow crown" were always so special and powerful when they were used (sparingly and full of sorrow/emotion). Throwing cleans in for the sake of it ruins the entire effect. This just doesn't do it for me and I'm a little disappointed. I had high hopes for this.

BassDemon333
April 23rd 2012
3413 Comments


I have to agree, when Sams cleans showed up on Hollow Crown they were placed perfectly

kieranll
April 23rd 2012
23 Comments


Good song.

NonApplicable
April 23rd 2012
1997 Comments


Eh, "these colours..." had much more impact on first listen. This didn't wow me; maybe I'll warm up on
record. That opening riff tho...*drools*

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NonApplicable
April 23rd 2012
1997 Comments


The transformers influence is strong with this one.

YouthCat
April 23rd 2012
261 Comments


I'm very tired right now, so I don't remember much about the song, but I'm pretty sure I liked it.

Winsomniac
April 23rd 2012
7987 Comments


I'd still peg this as slightly above-average instrumentation on what would otherwise be pretty passable.


That being said it's still quite enjoyable.

sspedding
April 23rd 2012
4773 Comments


agree that the systematic inclusion of clean vocals in every song is getting tired. They lack the passion of those heard in Ruin & Hollow Crown.

henryChinaski
April 23rd 2012
2809 Comments


Solid. The ending was good.

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Spec
April 23rd 2012
27212 Comments


Sick.

FranzSchubert
April 23rd 2012
821 Comments


good ending. too much clean vocals ruin metalcore.

InFiction
April 23rd 2012
3695 Comments


Yeah, I think why the clean vocals worked on Hollow Crown was because they were used sparingly. Not to say Sam is a bad singer (quite the opposite) but yeah, it's like, too much of a good thing, y'know?

You only really appreciate something if it's seldom.

Spec
April 23rd 2012
27212 Comments


'Dethroned' is a good example of those well placed cleans.

Spec
April 23rd 2012
27212 Comments


Album will be a 3.5

NonApplicable
April 23rd 2012
1997 Comments


Album will be "more than meets the eye"

Evreaia
April 23rd 2012
4045 Comments


It sure is no nightmares. Not impressed.

kieranll
April 23rd 2012
23 Comments


First review came in at 8/10 from Rocksound but I refuse to believe what they say due to the fact they gave both Hollow Crown and The Here and Now 8/10.

SpiritCrusher2
April 23rd 2012
3182 Comments


you mean I REFUUUUSE TOOO LISTEEEEEEN

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InFiction
April 23rd 2012
3695 Comments


Sounds like Rocksound are indecisive bastards.

"Another new album? Fuck it, give em' an eight."

VanitySeason
April 23rd 2012
396 Comments


suddenly regained hope

Alucard125
April 23rd 2012
537 Comments


Harsh vocals sound a little knackered, although much better than TH&N. Agree with what has been said about the cleans.

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nex77
April 23rd 2012
43 Comments


Sam is shit. Does anyone else feel the guitar tones are getting more djent? I really don't like the sound they're producing... and yes I listened to Ruin this morning and it was good.

Shevanel92
April 23rd 2012
80 Comments


I'm really bothered by the fact that instrumentally, the band is back to a more hollow crown kind of sound, but Sam is still stuck on The Here and Now kind of vocals.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 23rd 2012
22025 Comments


Yeah, I think why the clean vocals worked on Hollow Crown was because they were used
sparingly. Not to say Sam is a bad singer (quite the opposite) but yeah, it's like, too much of a
good thing, y'know?

AILD are really good at this. Their melodies aren't particularly amazing on their own but they're
really well used. TDWP can do it too.

Architects' new stuff is feeling a bit forced. Even THAN felt natural. I think I actually liked the
first songs off that album more. I'm not sure about this one.

Sounds like Rocksound are indecisive bastards.

"Another new album? Fuck it, give em' an eight."

I swear Rocksound never give anything other than 7s, 8s or 9s.

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Devastator
April 23rd 2012
2506 Comments


Is okay, meh I like the cleans.

kieranll
April 23rd 2012
23 Comments


They gave Marilyn Mansons new album 5. When Rocksound gives anything lower than a 7, you know its bad.

MuhNamesTyler
April 23rd 2012
4345 Comments


...And it's gone

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KSK1
April 23rd 2012
4090 Comments


I agree with the majority here. It's not bad but not great either.

ZenIsNotChosen
April 23rd 2012
94 Comments


Fuck this band.

Annayalater
April 23rd 2012
192 Comments


"I'm really bothered by the fact that instrumentally, the band is back to a more hollow crown kind of sound, but Sam is still stuck on The Here and Now kind of vocals."

Exactly what I was thinking

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 23rd 2012
22025 Comments


Instrumentally, this doesn't particularly sound like Hollow Crown

SpiritCrusher2
April 23rd 2012
3182 Comments


^ true, it's not nearly as good either IMO

BassDemon333
April 23rd 2012
3413 Comments


http://thenewreview.net/news/listen-to-clips-from-architects-forthcoming-album

previews of the entire new album

ChuckyTruant
April 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Sweet, will have to listen when I get home. Hopefully doesn't suck like the last one

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botb
April 23rd 2012
9722 Comments


^^^
oh good there's a generic inclusion of cleans in every song.

no longer stoked for this really.

ChuckyTruant
April 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Damn, well the 'generic' cleans probably won't bother me too much. Listening to the link BassDemon left. Sounds all right

Spec
April 23rd 2012
27212 Comments


The previews sound cool. AOTY.

ChuckyTruant
April 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


^ Lets pray so Spec hahah

SpiritCrusher2
April 23rd 2012
3182 Comments


fuck why can't I hear those previews, or even see them? I mean there are no tracks to play

Spec
April 23rd 2012
27212 Comments


Oh i'm stoked now. Who's doing the guest vocals on Outsider Heart?

Spec
April 23rd 2012
27212 Comments


An album leak shouldn't be too far off :]

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 23rd 2012
22025 Comments


I'm predicting a high 3.5/low 4

ChuckyTruant
April 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Oh i'm stoked now. Who's doing the guest vocals on Outsider Heart?

Was wondering the same.

Feather of Lead, Outsider Heart, Alpha/Omega, and Even If You Win, You Are Still a Rat all sound good.

And of course Devil's Island rocks hard

BassDemon333
April 23rd 2012
3413 Comments


Gonna be so much better than The Here and Now but I don't think its gonna top Hollow Crown for me

ChuckyTruant
April 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Probably not. Especially considering I have HC at a 5

silentstar
April 23rd 2012
2274 Comments


Since the link was taken down, I found this one:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/alpha-omega

Spec
April 23rd 2012
27212 Comments


Didn't even like Devils Island but along with the othe tracks it seems to fit nicely.

ChuckyTruant
April 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Really? Hmm, personally I think Devil's Island is freakin great

ChuckyTruant
April 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Will probably end up being my favorite song on the album.

silentstar
April 23rd 2012
2274 Comments


really digging this song, it has a lovely melodic vibe to it

ChuckyTruant
April 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Yeah cool song, good song. That riff is crazy

Nikkolae
April 23rd 2012
4862 Comments


this still blows THAN out of the water, album will be okay

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danrawkz
April 23rd 2012
336 Comments


What's up with the production? crackle crackle crackle

fakegold
April 23rd 2012
37 Comments


Oh i'm stoked now. Who's doing the guest vocals on Outsider Heart?

sounds like the vocalist from stray from the path. blegh.

fakegold
April 23rd 2012
37 Comments


after listening to the clips i think it sounds a bit like a watered down version of HC, and just like in HC the songs are gonna end up being a bit samey by the end

JeetJeet
April 23rd 2012
750 Comments


That's exactly how I think the album is gonna be. Its obvious they want to appeal to all the people whining and moaning about how they want another Hollow Crown so they decided to try and make Hollow Crown 2.0. I wish these faggots would just put out another Nightmares.

Oh and yeah this song is awesome by the way.

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pmmets07
April 23rd 2012
5905 Comments


fuck clean choruses in metalcore.

jimmykidd
April 23rd 2012
532 Comments


remember the time they made hollow crown? good times.

TooLateToGoBack
April 23rd 2012
1776 Comments


Not bad. Colours was better.

Devastator
April 23rd 2012
2506 Comments


Even though I dig them my god do these cleans sound forced.

InFiction
April 24th 2012
3695 Comments


Those song previews have made me much more amped for the album. I just hope the clean vocals aren't abundant. Also, Behind The Throne sounds like an instrumental.

dixoncocks
April 24th 2012
2613 Comments


Video is down

ChuckyTruant
April 24th 2012
15725 Comments


Use the tumblr link that Shadow gave.

Spec
April 24th 2012
27212 Comments


It's on their Facebook too.

ChuckyTruant
April 24th 2012
15725 Comments


The riff is especially nice

iamSeraph
April 24th 2012
867 Comments


I like it even though "These Colours..." is the better song.

Jamatha
April 24th 2012
110 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcMeXcrstHs < here it is.

Excited for the album now :D

lucasjcockcroft
April 24th 2012
3714 Comments


When i heard the preview for Enter Shikari's new album i was excited, then the album came out and it was turrible. So now i never judge of previews.

ConcubinaryCode
April 24th 2012
2164 Comments


vocals didnt seem to fit the instruments. song was just ok.

Cody11095
April 25th 2012
34 Comments


I just started listening to these guys, so good.

loveisamixtape
May 9th 2012
6124 Comments


the verses in this sound sound so much like that letlive song it's not even funny

sorry I bumped this but I just noticed that and I can't unhear it

the letlive song is "the sick sick 6.8 billion"

KSK1
May 9th 2012
4090 Comments


They also just released this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j9Mh6ea67hk

ChuckyTruant
May 16th 2012
15725 Comments


very good song guitar wise

Spec
May 16th 2012
27212 Comments


Official video sucks but the song rules.

ChuckyTruant
May 16th 2012
15725 Comments


i agree completely.

in other news my guitar just hit me in tha face

Spec
May 16th 2012
27212 Comments


Its cool dude, makes you a man.

ChuckyTruant
May 16th 2012
15725 Comments


ikr. i just grew a full beard and now my voice sounds like james earl jones

Spec
May 16th 2012
27212 Comments


Fuck yeah. Take a shot of whiskey and sing the blues.

ChuckyTruant
May 16th 2012
15725 Comments


lol ok



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