Eildola (The Architect)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Progressive Rock, Post Hardcore
Sounds Like: Circa Survive, Dance Gavin Dance,The Dear Hunter
Homeland: Salt Lake City, Utah
The band’s third full-length as lead singer Andrew Wells bounces between the two bands Eidola and Dance Gavin Dance
Wells delivers his impressive vocal range throughout. We hear shifting points of Bieber-like harmonies to Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley
Superb production and a pleasure on headphones accentuating the onslaught of angles
Not all that divergent from the first two albums. Formulaic post hardcore with emotional ups and downs and tight as fuck percussion
1. Hidden Worship (2:52)
Like the darker direction and intro here.
2. Counterfeit Shrines (4:34) Standout Track
Most impressive contrasts on the album. Melancholy tones make for one hell of a track. Pinpoint fretwork and layers upon layers of build.
3. Caustic Prayer (3:38)
swirling dervish of fretwork pleasantry. Anthemic to the bone, love the pop hooks.
4. Empty Gardens (4:51)
Bieber takes a hold throughout this track.
5. Occam’s Razor (1:51)
Nice piano and soft Bieber-like vocal interlude
6. Perennial Philosophy (4:03)
Toto synths with and heartwarming melodies. Majestic moments.
7. Forgotten Tongues (3:53)
Linkin Park duality, with distractive background feeds. Medina is tremendous on guitar.
8. Unequivocal Nature (3:38)
Rough start with the hard edge... a bit forced, but alas the softer side of Wells takes over saving the track.
9. Alchemist Ascendant (1:16)
10. Elephant Bones (4:25)
Track kind of hovers not much movement on this one.
11. Mutual Fear (feat Jon Mess) (3:52)
Welcome Dance Gavin Dance vocalist, certainly makes sense to give this a shot.
12. Ancient Temperament (6:30)
Most experimental track of the lot and our second favorite on the album. Paints a unique atmosphere, we appreciate the newer angles and closing expanse.
Red Rock Brewings’s triumphant Elephant Double IPA works well with the Architect’s onslaught of sound and hoppy. This fucker hits you with wonderful citrus notes and gritty hops that will challenge your taste buds for the good.
Andrew Wells – lead vocals, guitar
James Johnson – bass guitar
Matthew Dommer – rhythm guitar, unclean vocals
Matthew Hansen – drums, percussion
Sergio Medina – lead guitar