Architects: a band. Before I began listening to this particular album by said band, I had maybe only listened to a few songs in the past and somehow always manage to confuse them with the litany of rock/metal bands that are named after plural nouns relating to natural law. But, I digress. This album is Heluva Good Dip. Def. an album where if you’re not careful, you will double dip and get the stink eye from people around you as you get carried away with air drumming.

THE band I was most stoked to see at Toronto’s Warped, and I was lucky to make it just in time from Ottawa as they played an early set. Architects killed it as usual with an insane performance. Fronted by vocalist Sam Carter, the boys really got the energy going and the crowd moving, jumping, singing, and even on their knees! I have seen them perform a few times in the past and they never ever disappoint! Absolutely unreal show.

For those of you hoping this new Architect album will bring back the Architects you loved from Nightmares and The Hear and The Now, you will be sorely disappointed. The band has pretty much abandoned all the things that made those albums what they were and have joined the masses with this un-remarkable, un-memorable, and very generic sounding album.