Sunday, 25 January 2009

Live Review: Architects - January 24th 2009

It’s good that The Sugarmill staff decided to take the barrier down for the show, making a more intimate setting for one of the most anticipated tours this year! A Textbook Tragedy storm straight out with an incredible set that fills the room. They sound heavier and fuller than they did a week earlier at the Birmingham Academy. An awesome, heavy set from a band that are certainly ones to watch in the future!

Misery Signals have a huge UK fan base, one that comes out in force whenever they are in the UK. This show was no different. MS come straight out with their trademark melodic metal, fans screaming every word. If their set was anything to go by, they could be the headliners.

Only one band could trade blows with Misery Signals, and that band is Architects. Playing a set that consists mainly of material from the new 'Hollow Crown' album, they show why they are the headliners tonight. Tighter than ever, bodies fly and the crowd is rabid. Older songs such as To The Death give some of the older fans a chance to hear the material they have listened to for years. They don’t let up all set and keep the energy levels high all night. Ending the triumphant set with Buried At Sea, they leave the crowd begging for more. This show took Architects into the upper tier of metal bands in the world today, and long may they stay there!

by Jonny Almond 

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