New Architects single, album

2018-09-12 by InFiction | 76 Comments
Brighton's metalcore giants Architects have announced their highly-anticipated eighth studio album Holy Hell and alongside it, their brand new single 'Hereafter'.

Holy Hell comes after the band's monstrous 2016 album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, in addition to the untimely passing of lead guitarist Tom Searle.

On the subject of the album, drummer Dan Searle states; “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious. I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”

“Ultimately, there were two choices - feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences."

“For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it” he concludes. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
Holy Hell is set for release November 9th.

TRACKLISTING
1. Death Is Not Defeat
2. Hereafter
3. Mortal After All
4. Holy Hell
5. Damnation
6. Royal Beggars
7. Modern Misery
8. Dying To Heal
9. The Seventh Circle
10. Doomsday
11. A Wasted Hymn

'Hereafter'


Tagged: Architects

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JohnDillinger
September 12th 2018
235 Comments


These guys have a nice talent for riding every trend and doing it well everytime

ExhaleTheLight
September 12th 2018
825 Comments


Awesome song, don’t know how I feel about the album title though.

Danred97
September 12th 2018
1895 Comments


Sounds like a logical continuation of AOGHAU. They have their sound and sound great every time. Sam’s cleans seem to just get better and the drums sounded absolutely outstanding. Very hyped for the album.

botb
September 12th 2018
12017 Comments


The most 3 band that ever 3’d post 2009. Song is powerful and people will love it but the band they reinvented themselves as never really grabbed me like nightmares through hollow crown

Digging: Old Gods Defied - Demo 2018

peartnoy
September 12th 2018
1377 Comments


Glad they put Doomsday on the album

TundraL5Z
September 12th 2018
1960 Comments


Fantastic song, passionate and genuine.
Tom would be proud

Digging: The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic

JayEnder
September 12th 2018
2543 Comments


“Tom would be proud” [2] looks like the boys are gonna carry on Tom’s legacy with more incredible music. Can’t wait for the album

Digging: Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

iChuckles
September 12th 2018
273 Comments


Band has been consistently shitting out gold since "Daybreaker" in my opinion. Their lyrical content and production values have always been miles ahead of the pack. Very excited for this album.

Digging: Architects - Holy Hell

momentsofclarity
September 12th 2018
222 Comments


very passionate. almost a power ballad

Spec
September 12th 2018
35529 Comments


Fuck this is perfect.

Toondude10
September 12th 2018
13389 Comments


fuck me this is fantastic

Digging: Time, The Valuator - How Fleeting, How Fragile

Devastator
September 12th 2018
3728 Comments


Mortal after All would have been such a badass album title.

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
September 12th 2018
14897 Comments


yup, it's an architects song alright

Toondude10
September 12th 2018
13389 Comments


wouldn't be one without at least one "blegh" tbh

joshieboy
September 12th 2018
5845 Comments


Awesome song, haven't paid enough attention to this band. Gonna go on a binge of them soon.

momentsofclarity
September 12th 2018
222 Comments


experimentation would be cool, though

BootsJohnson
September 12th 2018
12 Comments


Seeing the band carry on and continue to make great music after losing Tom is so inspiring

momentsofclarity
September 12th 2018
222 Comments


^ agreed. hope WCAR will do the same

SteakByrnes
September 12th 2018
13553 Comments


Sam sounds so fucking good on this, and those riffs sound so eerily familiar

Digging: Joji - Ballads 1

ClungeAbsentia
September 12th 2018
95 Comments


Their last album was the first good one, and it really was fantastic. Here's to the next one.

sempiturtle
September 12th 2018
1518 Comments


And here I was thinking TWY would have the only 5/5 of the year. Fuck yes boys.

zuzek
September 12th 2018
808 Comments


Fuark, this is a really solid track. Architects are maturing nicely.

Digging: Polyphia - New Levels New Devils

Beardog
September 12th 2018
2278 Comments


Glad the production of this one is gonna be miles better than AOGHAU. Sounds like it's gonna be great, quality music

NorwichScene
September 12th 2018
2699 Comments


On tour with Polaris (Aus) at Wembley. Would love to see that!


calmrose
September 12th 2018
3880 Comments


song rips, Sam sounds even more monstrous than usual

Digging: Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

Feather
September 12th 2018
4881 Comments


I am so excited for the album. I think Beartooth is a nice support pick tbh.

Groundking
September 12th 2018
833 Comments


'On tour with Polaris (Aus) at Wembley'

It's a great bill isn't it? So happy I managed to bag tickets for Manchester.

Song sounds massive, well excited for the new album.

Digging: The Lucid Dream - Actualisation

trackbytrackreviews
September 12th 2018
3365 Comments


Sad that the Doomsday piano reprise is not on the tracklist

FearThyEvil
September 12th 2018
16641 Comments


Not bad

bloc
September 12th 2018
53045 Comments


Serviceable metalcore song, but I don't plan on listening to it ever again

Digging: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation

ExhaleTheLight
September 12th 2018
825 Comments


Is it me or is Josh doing backup vocals here?

DreamAgain
September 12th 2018
820 Comments


BLEGH


great song.

Beardog
September 12th 2018
2278 Comments


@Exhale would be cool if he did it live.

po0ty
September 12th 2018
571 Comments


I'd like to see them out of their comfort zone on other songs, but its great they can make new music and still sound like Tom is right there with them. Especially given that Tom basically wrote all of their music.

Spec
September 12th 2018
35529 Comments


I dont picture them experimenting a whole lot on this one, they likely just want to put out a banger for Tom.

I’m down either way.

SweeneyTodd
September 12th 2018
1724 Comments


definitely what Tom would have wanted

Digging: Tangerine Dream - Tangram

henryChinaski
September 12th 2018
4110 Comments


Song is pretty good.

momentsofclarity
September 12th 2018
222 Comments


this is exactly the time to experiment though

Ebola
September 12th 2018
3344 Comments


Pretty good song. Band has never really managed to grab me for a full album though

Feather
September 12th 2018
4881 Comments


I hope this album grabs me as much as AOGHAU ... that album was massive, heavy and catchy AF

Feather
September 12th 2018
4881 Comments


"I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album."

The fucking album title was 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us', what other message could we have possibly taken away.

impoppy
September 12th 2018
2098 Comments


Huh, this is the first track of theirs that I've enjoyed in a while. Nice.

THVRTVVN
September 12th 2018
289 Comments


blegh breakdown? aiight I'll 4 it

SandorClegane
September 12th 2018
204 Comments


huehuehue. I had always noticed his unusual repetetive non-verbal exclamations, but thanks to this thread, I can recognize "BLEGH" as a real thing

THVRTVVN
September 12th 2018
289 Comments


ok

momentsofclarity
September 12th 2018
222 Comments


blegh has been a metalcore trope since 2012ish lol

rc239
September 12th 2018
234 Comments


it's a ripper for sure boys

XingKing
September 12th 2018
14051 Comments


Solid song but I was really hoping to hear them progress and push forward as a band. Kinda surprised at how horrible the album title and song titles are as well but realistically, names aren't important.

JayEnder
September 12th 2018
2543 Comments


Such a good FUCKING song.

momentsofclarity
September 12th 2018
222 Comments


BLEGH

REGH

*du du nu nu nu nu nuuuuuu*

Groink
September 12th 2018
840 Comments


Band has always been meh for me. Song is pretty solid though.

InFiction
September 12th 2018
3864 Comments


Certainly sounds like an Architects song. Tom would be stoked.

Darius the Great
September 12th 2018
18521 Comments


Who replaced Tom?

Toondude10
September 12th 2018
13389 Comments


the vocalist for Sylosis I think

SteakByrnes
September 12th 2018
13553 Comments


Josh was announced as a new member a while ago

bloc
September 12th 2018
53045 Comments


"the vocalist for Sylosis I think"

Josh M? Holy fuck talk about big fish in a small pond...

trilogique21
September 12th 2018
2134 Comments


sounds like architects alright

RippingCorpse1986
September 12th 2018
2852 Comments


Yooo is this band any good?

If I recall correctly I read somewhere that Josh Middleton of Sylosis joined this group a couple years ago. Been digging some Sylosis these days (Conclusion of an Age and Dormant Heart).

Which album is the best starting point for this band?

Digging: Wolvhammer - Clawing Into Black Sun

SteakByrnes
September 12th 2018
13553 Comments


Josh joined last year lol

Hollow Crown is probably the best starting point

RippingCorpse1986
September 12th 2018
2852 Comments


I guess I misread the news lol.

I'll listen to it tomorrow after I get home from college. Thanks.

ExhaleTheLight
September 13th 2018
825 Comments


If they’re not going to experiment then Josh is just a wasted talent.

JimMead
September 13th 2018
4 Comments


I'm so weird with Architects, I dont hate them, think they're way overhyped for sure. I dont think this is a bad song, last breakdown is pretty good but its no different to any other song that came out on the past 2 records. I was hoping Josh would give them something, either if it was just composition just to mix things up.

NonApplicable
September 13th 2018
2653 Comments


I can hear Josh's influence on here. The guitar work is more slightly technical and interesting on this track.

momentsofclarity
September 13th 2018
222 Comments


this would've been the natural time to change their sound

Beardog
September 13th 2018
2278 Comments


I really don't hear Josh's influence at all. Riffs are basically the same as on Doomsday and last record.

SteakByrnes
September 13th 2018
13553 Comments


[2]

momentsofclarity
September 13th 2018
222 Comments


[3]

bloc
September 13th 2018
53045 Comments


He probably just needed money

DreamAgain
September 13th 2018
820 Comments


Song been on repeat for 24 hours now. So good. Can't wait for the album. 4/5 minimum for sure.

pjquinones747
September 13th 2018
2738 Comments


Fuck yeah. I'm very amped for this. It sounds like it's probably the other guitarist having the mantra of the band down so the riffs remain similar OR a buncha tracks that Tom already had demo'd or something.

Digging: Architects - Holy Hell

momentsofclarity
September 13th 2018
222 Comments


i think i read doomsday was written, but never finished by Tom

Hellscythe
September 13th 2018
2965 Comments


they've mentioned previously that Tom wrote a lot of stuff before he died that he wanted them to use in the future, so that's probably why the new singles sound so familiar. I wouldn't be surprised if they got more adventurous on some of the album tracks, though.

momentsofclarity
September 13th 2018
222 Comments


oh, that's awesome. i'd love to hear a more electronic influenced Architects

AmericnZero02
September 13th 2018
3724 Comments


This song is massive. I can already tell the record is going to be a beast, up there with LFLT and AOGHAU.

Sam's voice sounds incredible. That sludgy breakdown is sick too.

Makemebad35
September 13th 2018
878 Comments


It's great

DarthHideous1
September 20th 2018
211 Comments


Their songs are all starting to sound the same since LF//LT. The intro sounds way too similar to Downfall. People will love it because of it's 'huge' sound, good production and strong vocal performance but other than that there's not much to it for me



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