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|3.5 great||Jeremy Bentham | May 18th 12|
Judging by the withered crown on the cover, Daybreaker is clearly meant to be the other side of Hollow Crown's coin, and it certainly plays out that way. The band took the best elements of the sound they presented on The Here and Now and mixed it with some of the heavier tones of previous works and for the most part its a lot more enjoyable than their last release. Some songs here though fall completely flat, and although "Unbeliever" is meant to mirror "Hollow Crown" as an emotional album closer, it doesn't come anywhere close to matching it.
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|0.0 ||Scott Krasman | May 19th 12|
reinventing the metalcore genre from the inside out
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|2.0 poor||Zebralingus | May 19th 12|
Many were hoping for something to mimic "Nightmares" or "Hollow Crown" in their musical
satisfaction department... Grab another ticket, get back in line.
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|1.0 awful||hugohxc1984 | June 6th 12|
I'm too old for this band, perhaps teenage girls love this shit..
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|4.0 excellent||LenZ | May 27th 12|
This is much closer to Hollow Crown then anything else but it has many more ambient slow
parts which give it a nice atmospheric feel however the only great standout songs that
linger in your mind are the four singles they have released already.
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|1.5 very poor||ThunderNeutral21 | May 22nd 12|
best album this band has done was a high 3 so this is def a 1.5 waiting for spec to 5 it though
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|3.0 good||NonApplicable | May 22nd 12|
Not as similar to Hollow Crown as Architects would lead you to believe...
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|3.0 good||James Grant | May 18th 12|
Weak in some areas, but its superior to THAN in every aspect.
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|2.0 poor||DazSkunk | March 4th 14|
No... Please, not another metalcore band that tries to pull off singing. Why do so many
bands in this genre try the whiny vocal bandwagon and still try to be taken seriously?
Nightmares was an amazing album in my opinion, but this is just really bland compared to
|3.0 good||(enchanted) | January 5th 14|
Though it represents a more appealing musical option than THAN, which delivered nothing but second rate post hardcore tracks that lacked the technical edge that Hollow Crown had in abundance. In many ways, 'tects fans should be pleased with the flashy technical work available here, as they hark right back to the days of the bands opus Ruin. The bassist and drummer are no slouches on this album, and manage to keep up with the twin guitar attack that delivers aggression as much as it does complexity. The album is quite varied, swapping between heavier numbers Devil's Island and These Colours Don't Run whilst also keeping the melodic nature of THAN (however most of the songs that do this sound like Hollow Crown's TT rip offs). There's nothing as dire as Heartburn here, but honestly the lyrics still aren't great at all on this album, indeed nor are the vocals which sound even more forced than before, even the cleans which sound terrible here in comparison to the Alexisonfire vibes of THAN (one of the only things that album did right). Honestly, it's about on par with Hollow Crown because it isn't as boring as that release was, yet it also is remarkably inconsistent for a band who claimed they were going back to their roots, as there's nary a Nightmares riff to be found.
|4.5 superb||SlowlyFallingAwake | June 22nd 13|
An album that shaped my beliefs and fed my general distrust towards politics. Aggressive at times, passive aggressive at seldom intervals, it makes for an engrossing listen that hasn't lost its power over time, even with over 50 listens.
|3.5 great||LunaticSoul | January 28th 13|
Melancholy is not easily found in metalcore acts, but Architects delivered a good album that when it hits, goddamn it hits right. If it weren't for a few fillers and their (average) previous recording..
|3.0 good||BroManCaptainGuySirDylan | July 19th 12|
It's a solid record overall, but the band really fail to create any standout tracks, save for a few decent pre-release ones. Architects have regained some of their lost ground, but aren't quite all the way there yet.
|2.0 poor||Jones | June 1st 12|
Far too many melodic/clean singing sections put in for the sake of it here. Whilst it is slightly better than The Here And Now, it's still a poor album. Won't bother listening to their next release if there is one, they've lost their touch from the first three albums.
|3.0 good||NorwichScene | May 28th 12|
Not as good as their last album. Sam seems to of totally lost his singing ability. The screams are much better on this but the cleans just don't do it for me.. Disappointed
|3.0 good||RyanSmithers | May 25th 12|
I think Architects have a found a good happy medium between the old and new sound they have recently shown. Solid effort here.
|3.0 good||Shane B. | May 23rd 12|
Sam Carter "This will be the Architects heaviest album yet". Well it's no doubt he lied. However, this is better then that massive shit stain "The Here and Now". One only hopes this band gets rid of trying to do too much atmospheric pieces and clean singing and start to actually realize what heavy is.
|2.0 poor||blackzombie | May 22nd 12|
What happened Architects? Your first two albums were beautiful, then came the bland Hollow Crown and now you present us with a weak album as a mixture of The Here and Now and Hollow Crown, how creative of you. Thanks for a steaming pile of crap.
|3.0 good||charlie15 | May 21st 12|
Its not the hollow crown follow up we all hoped for. However, it's not the huge disappointment we all expected either.
|3.0 good||JAXETA | May 21st 12|
totally reviewing this album as my first, it was just... i don't know i gotta listen to this again
|0.0 ||trilogique21 | May 21st 12|
this band will never top hollow crown. ugh why god why
|3.0 good||MarLovP | May 20th 12|
Much better than THAN. Not quite a return to the music such as on Hollow Crown but there are signs of it. As predicted, it's a hybrid of both albums, and some songs work surprisingly well. The softer songs are the weaker ones in my opinion.
|4.0 excellent||PittZa | March 11th 14|
|5.0 classic||Sina0s | March 10th 14|
|5.0 classic||Iwik | March 7th 14|
|3.5 great||InVein | March 7th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Propose | March 4th 14|
|3.0 good||JackV | March 3rd 14|
|3.0 good||asaf | March 2nd 14|
|3.5 great||NoSons | February 19th 14|
|3.5 great||hsb | February 18th 14|
|4.0 excellent||rc239 | February 11th 14|
|5.0 classic||ilbron | February 10th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Sebe | February 1st 14|
|4.0 excellent||Faraudo | January 31st 14|
|4.5 superb||motyli | January 14th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Joe0094 | January 9th 14|
|3.5 great||Haon | December 13th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Tib | December 12th 13|
|4.0 excellent||cableguy | November 27th 13|
|4.5 superb||RobH | November 17th 13|
|3.0 good||wil94 | November 8th 13|
|2.5 average||Funeral | October 21st 13|
|3.0 good||Alaska | October 15th 13|
|4.5 superb||ellagos | October 14th 13|
|3.5 great||brunch | October 5th 13|
|4.5 superb||Dischi | September 26th 13|
|3.5 great||ADR | September 8th 13|
|3.0 good||phggt | August 23rd 13|
|3.0 good||Tywuhh | August 8th 13|
|3.5 great||Cryio | July 2nd 13|
|2.5 average||Whale | June 25th 13|
|3.5 great||01011 | June 18th 13|
|3.5 great||kayu | May 10th 13|
|3.0 good||Urbis1 | March 24th 13|
|4.0 excellent||axelsev | March 12th 13|
|2.5 average||Drawk | January 28th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Reprise | January 18th 13|
|3.0 good||Fabrix | January 15th 13|
|3.5 great||Julia | January 4th 13|
|3.5 great||Djjakul | December 31st 12|
|3.0 good||matrix | December 30th 12|
|4.0 excellent||vkristi | December 26th 12|
|2.5 average||Shimana | December 19th 12|
|3.0 good||lu0490 | December 16th 12|
|3.5 great||Turlerr | December 10th 12|
|3.5 great||celta | December 9th 12|
|4.0 excellent||armenia | December 8th 12|
|4.5 superb||T5Cx | December 6th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Antigen | December 3rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||Nucrus | November 27th 12|
|3.0 good||Happy | November 21st 12|
|4.0 excellent||tekight | November 14th 12|
|4.0 excellent||SourAK | November 10th 12|
|4.5 superb||Majkl | November 4th 12|
|2.0 poor||Pndi | October 25th 12|
|4.5 superb||mirak2 | October 18th 12|
|4.5 superb||Mace | October 9th 12|
|4.0 excellent||turrzi | September 1st 12|
|3.5 great|| ^_^ | August 30th 12|
|4.0 excellent||John | July 30th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Nerf | July 26th 12|
|2.0 poor||Breeg | July 25th 12|
|3.0 good||DWiz | July 19th 12|
|3.5 great||VJ90 | July 18th 12|
|3.5 great||blegod | July 14th 12|
|4.0 excellent||GhostK | June 20th 12|
|4.5 superb||DGD4L | June 19th 12|
|4.0 excellent||ryan10 | June 12th 12|
|5.0 classic||bdzk | June 7th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Seraph | May 31st 12|
|2.5 average||KSK1 | May 29th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Mike | May 29th 12|
|2.0 poor||Dan | May 29th 12|
|2.5 average||Flutt | May 28th 12|
|2.5 average||bloc | May 27th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Tom | May 27th 12|
|3.0 good||alsid | May 22nd 12|
|3.5 great||dedex | May 20th 12|
|2.5 average||Spec | May 20th 12|
|3.0 good||fish CONTRIBUTOR | May 20th 12|
|2.0 poor||Deviant STAFF | May 20th 12|
|2.0 poor||Jen | May 15th 12|
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