I was really hoping their sound to be more simple and not so dark on this new phase of the band. After everything they've been through, makes much sense something lighter, not so dense and dark. Totally excited to see what these guys will create in the future. They have my full support, no matter what direction their new music will head into! <3
The Here and Now and Daybreaker I was fine with even if id rather jam their first three. Their last two albums are where I really draw the line I dont get the appeal for those albums, I find its just generic chugging with breakdowns and some atmosphere that gets thrown into the background in favor of all the overproduced boring modern Metalcore cliches. It just sounds the same as bands like early Northlane, Volumes, and whatever other djent Metalcore fusion bands that have come out recently. I also dislike the way that Sam Carters vocals sound now. I liked how energetic and wild his voice was on Hollow Crown but now its just boring mid-pitched screams and in my opinion pretty weak and uneventful sounding clean choruses. I dont see what theyre doing now that I cant easily get from any early Melodic Hardcore or Groove/Tech Metal band thats done a million times better.
The Hear and Now is the middle album now (they have seven). I thought it was over hated, they mixed their own sound with Alexisonfire/Thrice really well. I just think crowds can't take it when a band changes rapidly.
Daybreaker was great because they actually made an evoloution in their sound that was them rather than sounding like epitomised djent (atleast that's what I thought Hollow Crown sounded like). I can see where you're talking about with LF//LT as it kind of stream-lined the ideas from Daybreaker into something mainstream metal fans can get into, but for me the overal sound is better than just staying Mathcore. Not that many bands in Mathcore actually succeed (or even innovate much). For me that's why Rolo Tomassi exist. But what they did on AOGHAU was just insane, rage and discontent surges though ever aspect of that album.
And for what its worth, the band examples you used like Northlane, Volumes all came after and were all no doubt influenced by Architects.
Hollow Crown existed long before djent did and while it can get really chuggy especially the first track its far from being a djent album. It lacks the common guitar tone and the chugging is faster paced than the average djent band is as well as spliced itself with lots of pieces from their previous albums. It also took much more influence from When I Am God by Oh Sleeper which is an album that has no association with the djent scene whatsoever. Im also perfectly fine with them ditching Mathcore and thats great if they wanna break through the genre then I am totally not agains that I just dont think they did a good job at breaking through recently with their last two albums. I also dont really see how their newest album is anything more than just a darker version of LF//LT that was somehow even more boring. And I know that Volumes and Northlane are influenced by Architects, its pretty obvious especially with Northlane but that just makes me care even less about the last two albums.
Not sure why he did it, but I really hope that Sam's vocal change to make himself sound like Alex Koehler is just some weird thing he has to get out of his system on the AOGHAU USA tour and then he goes back to his normal, amazing voice. His voice was atrocious in Denver.
Честно сказать, "All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us" вначале совсем не зашёл. Кроме A Match Made In Heaven как-то ничто не прокачало особо. Хоть являюсь большим поклонником "Lost Forever / Lost Together", но показалось, что в крайней пластинке не придумали ничего нового. Но прошло время и решил поглубже копнуть "богов" и проникся. Вокал Сэма, конечно, ни на что не похож. Лакшери.
I've seen them a couple of times with Tom, now without. It sucks so much. They still were really good, no question there, but you could just feel he's missing. While I love this band, I think doubt they will go on to continue playing as Architects.
one of my all-time favourite bands. very glad i got to see them before Tom passed.. he had such vibrant energy on stage and really loved the fans.
Rest in Peace, mate. You had so much more ahead of you.
Realizing too late that somoene that important for you died can hurt a lot aspecially when its somoene from a band that you listenned to 1 hour ago (and thats the most listenned of your lastfm profile). It was so sudden ,maybe too sudden :( . R.I.P Tom