If it's just one or two songs that sound like 'Animals' I'm fine with that, but if the whole album sounds like this I'm not interested :/ Which would be a shame, because until now I really loved their evolution with each album. I just hope there's some variety on the album including more 'Architects-like' stuff.
I wanted to give them a second chance after Animals and was awaiting the next single anxiously. These are some loose thoughts I have after hearing Black Lungs: I never thought I'd ever say this, but: Architects fucking suck now. For someone like me whose favorite Architects album is AOGHAU this new sound is really lame and disappointing. It just sounds like every other pop-metalcore band. And I actually liked the addition of more electronics on Holy Hell. Even Sam's signature voice seems gone... If I didn't knew it was Architects I couldn't tell what band I was listening to. The band that never disappointed me has finally done so. First time I wrote a negative shout on last.fm and hopefully the last time... Actually the first time ever I posted something negative anywhere, but this is really heartbreaking for me.
is this new song a joke????? asides the industrial influence in the kind of heavy riff with the industrial clanging snare and the breakdown this song is lame. the verses and chorus sounds like a lame attempt at copying bmth's 2015 album that's the spirit. these guys were leaders of the pack in the metalcore game and now this dreck wtf!!!! the song isn't awful but it's not great either
Really feeling Lost Forever // Lost Together these days. I always thought that album managed to capture the rage so many people feel at the lack of action on major societal issues. Was lucky to see them play right after it was released.
i think it's a great album looking back. i wasn't a fan of the band yet when the record came out so it's hard to imagine for me how i would think of it back then. but looking back on it, the record is really solid and i don't think it deserves the hate.
I loved the record when it released. At that time I also thought A Day to Remember would be my favourite band for a long time and wore a cap with an autograph of Oli Sykes, so... that doesn't go to say a lot. I still feel like the first three tracks are reasonable and the closer is actually a pretty good song in my mind. I'd say, overall, that The Here and Now is a typical early '10s Metalcore-follow up album that tries to show progression. When I compare it to Hollow Crown, however, it feels like the the attention of that progression is put in the wrong places. An album with a couple of good tracks, but overall nothing that stays on the mind for long.
I have no issue with it, honestly. I like this band because they have a pretty varied sound for a metalcore band. Like if you compare the first two albums to the last two. It's why I enjoy listening to their entire discography from first album to last.
If you download this demo change the title to Demo '05. I put the Demo 2005, because that's what it says in the insert but the better known Architects have a demo titled Demo 2005 too.
Stopped listening to Metalcore long time back. But holy moly smokin hell. This album is a foundation of emotional intensity! Literally one of the finest records I have heard in a while and probably one of the greatest discoveries for me last year! Thank you for making amazing music! My condolences to all the band members of this amazing beautifully crafted musicians of this group! You guys literally stole the spotlight for sure!
Heard a lot of generic metalcore crap on my life back in the days but good hell. You guys are probably the greatest thing happened to my ears! Thanks for creating such an amazing album!
Holy Hell is great, as expected. Not quite as perfect as the last two albums, but still an absolute beauty of an album. Tom would be proud of you boys, it's clear that me and all the rest of the Architects family are.
Not trying to rustle any feathers but I gotta say... Holy Hell is their best album yet. All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us was a breath of fresh air for the genre but Holy Hell is on another level. They’ve mastered the sound of the genre yet again. Nothing else in metalcore comes even close to this band. The loss of Tom makes its emotional core so much more tragic, but the lyrics by Dan inject a much wider range of hopefulness & humanity at times, too. Overall, a way more compelling album, and my new favorite. They’re doing Tom proud.