• ARCHITECTS - The Here And Now LP
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With their fourth album release in less than five years, Architects fall quite firmly into the ‘prolific’ category. With live crowds growing and a wealth of experience on their side, this is the album that many have earmarked to be their breakthrough. After crafting a niche in the heavier end of the music spectrum with the stunningly brutal Ruin in 2007 and the thoroughly thrilling Hollow Crown in 2009, The Here and Now sees another slight but definite change in direction.
True musical pioneers grow, evolve, and aren't afraid to follow their hearts. Driven by self-belief and inner strength, creative greatness and artistic progression means being unafraid of challenges and not relying on past glories and sticking to the status quo. It's a notion that ARCHITECTS (UK) understand more than most, and that's why the Brighton quintet have created the most ambitious and enriched album of their career. "This is the most real record we have done, it's the most honest musically and it's just exactly what we want to do," says the the band's vocalist Sam Carter. "The fact we didn't hold back makes it 10 times better." Forget what you 'think' you know about Architects. This is not metalcore, it is not hardcore, it is not tech metal - this is, quite simply, Architects.