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Releases of the Week: Architect & International Superheroes Of Hardcore by subsonicd1sc0rd

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Architect – Ghost Of The Saltwater Machines

Every winter, Syracuse is a gloomy, cold place with limited sunshine, aggressive wind, and an abundance of snow. This weather forecast is nothing new, and although those living here during this dismal time will often feel down in the dumps, you have Syracuse’s own Architect to help you take out your frustration. With their second full length entitled Ghost Of The Saltwater Machines, Architect has created an extremely violent masterpiece.

I have to admit that I did not really find Architect’s first album, All Is Not Lost, to be that memorable; it certainly was heavy, but it did not seem to flow (partly due to distracting “interludes”). When I was done listening to the new disc for the first time, my mouth was left wide open. I have never heard a band that could be so extremely demolishing and catchy at the same time. Although vocalist Keith Allen’s delivery will leave you shaking, he is very easy to understand. This alone distinguishes Architect from the competition. Continue reading

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