“What would you do to stay alive, If the planet was burning?”
That’s the question Architects are asking the planet in the latest single from their forthcoming album For Those That Wish To Exist (out February 26th via Epitaph Records).
The band’s new track ‘Black Lungs‘ sees a departure from the metalcore sound they’ve been honing in on for the past decade, yet it still packs a heavy AF punch to the jugular with Sam Carter‘s cleans just as on point as his yells! Dan Searle‘s drums are fucking incredible and no matter what you think of this band, they’re currently at the peak of their careers trying new elements and killing it with every release.
The song is call out for humanity to “examine the role we are currently playing in the destruction of the world with barren landscapes, and foreshadowing of extinction” which is one of the main themes of this new record as the band stated it’ll focus on: “…the part we are all playing in the world’s slow destruction, and tackle the biggest questions facing the future of our planet” and if it takes a heavy band like Architects to get the message across, then we should be listening tentatively to what they’ve got to say!
Surprisingly, this track wasn’t one of the three new songs (including previous single ‘Animals‘) they debuted during their Live at The Royal Albert Hall stream a couple of weeks back. If you caught that, then you’d be lucky enough to have heard 4 songs from their forthcoming release now! Speaking of that show, the guys sold over 100,000 tickets to the stream proving the want and demand for them is higher than ever before (revisit our review here).
Pre-order For Those That Wish To Exist here
Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist tracklisting
1. Do You Dream of Armageddon?
2. Black Lungs
3. Giving Blood
4. Discourse Is Dead
5. Dead Butterflies
6. An Ordinary Extinction
7. Impermanence ft. Winston McCall (Parkway Drive)
8. Flight Without Feathers
9. Little Wonder ft. Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
12. Goliath ft. Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)
13. Demi God
15. Dying Is Absolutely Safe