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Live: Architects @ London KOKO – 14 March 2014

March 20th, 2014

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Over three long years ago, many predicted that Architects’ headline show at KOKO on the eve of the release of The Here and Now was the start of an album campaign that would catapult the band into mainstream greatness. That didn’t happen, and the band have spent several years working on rebuilding the momentum that got them to that point. Now they’re back at the venue where that journey began at – will history repeat itself? Gavin Lloyd was on hand to bear witness.

6 things we learnt watching Architects in London:

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Albums of the Year 2012: Raziq Rauf

December 12th, 2012

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So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.

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Sunday Slaylist: Warped Tour UK 2012 Endurance Test

November 11th, 2012

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Yesterday the Vans Warped Tour made its first return to London since 1999. We didn’t go. We do know some people who did go, and their reactions on Twitter ranged from “Oh my God! Onesies everywhere!” to “Lasted just an hour at Warped”. We know that (some) of us here at Thrash Hits have a reputation as being surly No Fun Club-types, but by gosh, did we not see this as a challenge to make a listenable Sunday Spotify Slaylist about it.

Oh God, did we try.

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Album: Architects – Daybreaker

May 8th, 2012

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Architects
Daybreaker
Century Media
28 May 2012

by Raziq Rauf

After 2011’s ambitious but slightly unfulfilling The Here And Now, the UK’s premier tech metallers, Architects are back already with their fifth album, Daybreaker. And it’s really fucking good.

After the discordant chimed beginnings of opening song, ‘The Bitter End’, the album builds and builds until the jarring siren riffs of ‘Alpha Omega’ make me want to learn some sort of martial art – maybe all the martial arts – just so I can roundhouse dropkick a tree. With my head. Every day.

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Photos: Architects, Rolo Tomassi + Stray From The Path @ Sheffield Corporation – 14 April 2012

April 24th, 2012

Architects live at Sheffield Corporation - 14 April 2012 - c/o Gary Wolstenholme/Inventory Photo for Thrash Hits

When Brighton metalcore-ish types, Architects, went on tour across the UK earlier this month, we didn’t just have one photographer covering it. Oh no. We had two. In the first batch of shots we’ve got from the tour, we’re bringing you the snaps taken by the mighty Gary Wolstenholme, from when the tour rolled in to the Sheffield Corporation.

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EP: The Quarry – We, The Disease

March 7th, 2012

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The Quarry
We, The Disease
Self-Released
20 February 2012

by Tom Doyle

With a name like The Quarry, we all hoped that this London quartet would sound like ‘Gravel Pit’-era Wu Tang Clan. Sadly for RZA fans everywhere, there is precious little similarity to be found, but fortunately for lovers of harmonised guitar parts, moshing and denim vests, We, The Disease is a powerful statement of intent for a band with a penchant for cutting the crap and focussing down on what makes people want to smash empty cans of Stella Artois into their foreheads.

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Album: Whitemare – Snider

November 4th, 2011

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Whitemare
Snider
BlackDream Records
11 November 2011

by Alex Andrews

When exactly did hardcore develop swagger? It wasn’t too long ago that the genre was crawling with mild-mannered vegans too scared to drink beer, but much like The Bronx, Brighton’s Whitemare are a band who clearly know their way around a guitar lick and presumably a bottle of Jack Daniel’s as well. They’re a far more ferocious beast than their Californian counterparts, though; all snapping, snarling and buoyed up on bravado.

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