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Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us (review)

Posted May 29, 2016 by George Archibald in CD Reviews

Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us

Reviewed by George Archibald

All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us marks the 7th studio release for British metalcore, post hardcore band Architechs. AOGHAU was released May 27th, and is the first album with new rhythm guitarist Adam Christianson. A blend of low end guitars, blistering drums, and clean and harsh vocals, AOGHAU doesn’t fail to live up to Architechs previous quality when it comes to albums. AOGHAU is the follow up to 2014’s Lost Forever//Lost Together album which was a return to the bands roots in writing. This album carries on in that direction with melodic break downs and very emotion filled vocal choruses.

Vocalist Sam Carter once again brings a catalogue of topics to the album singing from past experience. From politics to religion, even relationships, the band tries to write about things relatable to everyone. The band has released several singles from AOGHAU, A Match Made in Heaven, Gone with The Wind, and Downfall. Downfall comes at you like a kick to the gut, Carter’s vocals cut right in from the start carrying the song. Guitarist Tom Searle’s down tune stylings play in sync with twin brother Dan Searle’s powerful drum beats throughout the track.

Architects have delivered once again, an album that carries through a vast scope of emotions. The band has touched a nerve on several topics while bringing their own styling of music to the table. This album carries a head nod cadence throughout which is great for a long drive or even a workout soundtrack. All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us is an earful 11 tracks full of angst and intensity for any fan of metalcore. Architechs is following the release of this album with a European and North American tour for this summer so if you enjoy this album, you may get to catch them at a city near you.

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