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The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit by Architects


The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit

Release Date: Oct 21, 2022

Genre(s): Pop/Rock

Record label: Epitaph


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Album Review: The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit by Architects

Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Sputnikmusic - 60
Based on rating 3.0/5

+1 BLEGH! "[…]today i am 34, not 18, and although i don't have my anger all figured out, it is not the only feeling that calls to be expressed when i create music […] yes, there are plenty of reasons to be angry and that feeling is represented in these songs, but there are more complex feelings present here too. […]" - Sam Carter (Architects' social media 20/10/22) In a lot of ways, I do feel for what Architects are going through at the minute. The band's tactile struggles with writing music in recent years is remorseful, and although the band won't capitulate openly to their distress, releasing statements on social media the day before your new record comes out says a lot about your self-awareness and the discord manifesting itself within your fanbase.

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Clash Music
Opinion: Very Good

When it comes to Architects, anything is possible; ten albums deep, the heavy titans are still defying expectations. Over the years, the Architects approach has sought to tear up the metalcore rulebook , crafting guttural anthems with mathcore inflections, post-hardcore confessionals and even orchestral movements. True to form, their latest effort continues to push metalcore to its breaking point – with the help of industrial darkness and swirling synths, the 'the classic symptoms of a broken spirit' is Architects like never before.

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