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Architects Of Chaoz – (R)Evolution review

Released by: metalville

Genre: Heavy Metal

Release date: 25 May 2018

Line up:

Titta, – Vocals,
Joey, – guitar,
 Andy ,- guitar,
 Gonzo ,- bass,
 Dom, – drums,

Tracklist:

  1. Rise
  2. Dead Again
  3. Hitman
  4. A Moment Of Clarity
  5. All Play Dead
  6. Century Of Cancer
  7. Into The Fire
  8. Hollow Years
  9. Pressure
  10. Farewell
  11. No Way Out
  12. Bloodrain Falls
  13. The Pulse of The Sun

(R)Evolution is Architects of Chaoz’s ‘difficult’ second album, and having lost former lead singer Paul Di’Anno [you may have heard of him? – Ed] after the release of their 2015 debut album, it allows new lead singer Titta to stamp his authority on the band.

The album opens strongly with Rise, five and a bit minutes of metal heaven. Heavy guitar intro with suitably matching drum beats to match, and then the first sample of vocals comes in the form of a well placed, vocally perfect scream from Titta, however we do have to wait a few bars before we get to hear him in all his glory, it is however worth the wait.

The quality not only continues but improves with Dead Again. This is a proper metal song, with plenty of guitars and growling vocals, there is nothing I could suggest to improve this track.

The tempo is ramped up again for Hitman, with the guitars at thrash metal speeds this is most definitely a mosh track. The tempo slows for A Moment of Clarity, but at no point does the quality drop, so far this album is oozing metal quality. Each track flows seemingly effortlessly into the next, it is difficult to believe this is only their second album, such is the mastery shown in this album.

Into The Fire is another stand out track on this album, with full metal guitar intro, before dropping the tempo for the verse and chorus, before ramping it up again for the solo’s.

The Pulse Of The Sun finishes the album off nicely, and would also normally be classed as the token ballad track, but there is no tokenism about this song. It is deserving of its place both on the album and to end it. The vocal range allowed of Titta on this track allows him to stretch his voice, often in the same word.

Each track on this album is similar to the others, but also so different. The variations in tempo and style allow for each member of the band to show their talents. There is a track here for every metal fan going.

Throughout this album I couldn’t but help to compare Architects Of Chaoz with bands such as Pantera, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. This album does not suffer from the dreaded second album syndrome, it sounds so good that if it doesn’t become an example of a modern metal masterpiece then i shall start listening to Justin Bieber as there must be something seriously wrong with the world if this album does not get the plaudits it deserves.

Right then, I’m off for another listen, Sorry Five Finger Death Punch, you just got booted off the CD player.

SCORE: 9/10

Reviewed by Kalli Isborne

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