This one completely crept up on me, but apparently Architects – former darlings of the British tech-metal scene until that unfortunate incident in January – have been teasing a new track since last night, and with nary a mention on my newsfeed until the past few hours, you colour me shocked.

The track is called “Devil’s Island” and, well…

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Is that a glimmer of hope? Although I didn’t think The Here And Now was terrible, I was hoping that the boys would get bored of playing the slower and more routine riffs and get back to something a bit more…dissonant and more interesting. It’s not all the way back to Hollow Crown-era glory by any means, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction I think. How about you guys?

– CG


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