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Holy Hell


Holy Hell

Album number eight from the Brighton metal core band and first since the death of main songwriter Tom Searle in August 2016

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The Brighton metalcore masters rise from tragedy to produce a modern classic of the genre
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    Powerfully honest and refreshingly unfiltered, beautifully crafted and distinctive
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Architects have proven that they are just as strong as ever, and that death is not defeat
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  4. 8.0 |   The Music

    Holy Hell is a monster
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    Tom’s legacy has been treated with fierce, fierce love and in doing so Architects have been able to draw strength from their sadness and ultimately triumph from tragedy
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Architects aren’t a band for anyone with sensitive hearing, but it’s hard not to be moved by this loud, cathartic howl
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    It's as an articulation of grief that this record speaks most powerfully. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Architects have never shied away from clarion calls to action, but this is the band at their most inspiring and effectual, filling in the empty space left behind after a monumental loss. It is an epitaph that nonetheless suggests a bright future ahead
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