MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT

Atmospheric Sludge Metal • United States
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Mouth Of The Architect is an American atmospheric sludge metal band from Dayton, Ohio, creating music influenced by and similar to Neurosis, Isis, Pelican, Cult of Luna, and various post-metal bands.

The band formed in 2003 with the lineup of Jason Watkins, Gregory Lahm, Dave Mann, Alex Vernon and Derik Sommer.

They released their first album Time & Withering in 2004 to positive reviews.

Soon after the band released a split with label mates Kenoma in 2006, their second album The Ties That Blind was released in August, and featured Brent Hinds of Mastodon on guest vocals on one track. To support The Ties That Blind, the band toured extensively around the United States, first with These Arms Are Snakes in late 2006, then with 400 Blows and Unsane in May and June of 2007.

Their latest album, Quietly, was recorded after Lahm in turn left the band, with Vernon
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The Ties That Blind (Reissue)The Ties That Blind (Reissue)
TRANSLATION LOSS 2018
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DawningDawning
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Path of EightPath of Eight
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Time & Withering (2017 Remaster)Time & Withering (2017 Remaster)
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MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Time & Withering album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Time & Withering
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2004
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT The Ties That Blind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ties That Blind
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2006
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Quietly album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Quietly
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2008
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Dawning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dawning
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2013
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Path Of Eight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Path Of Eight
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2016

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MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Mouth Of The Architect / Kenoma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mouth Of The Architect / Kenoma
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2006
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT The Violence Beneath album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Violence Beneath
Atmospheric Sludge Metal 2010

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MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT The Violence Beneath

EP · 2010 · Atmospheric Sludge Metal
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This EP starts right out with a churning wall of guitars and screaming. Yes, I am starting this review as abruptly as the song! The Violence Beneath kicks off with the classic post metal "wall" though the guitars are still fairly distinguishable. The drumming is also quite good, pretty fill heavy and a little fuller than standard post metal drumming. It's a nice touch.

The riffing alternates between walls of chords, chugging, and sometimes even a bit of lead/rhythm work. Amidst all this are the vocals, being belted out mountain man style, (along with the occasional hardcore yelling and more guttural noises). There are some intriguing melodies plaid, good guitar work, and great variation. It hangs around long enough, but never too long, (a problem that can arise in post metal). Great, well crafted opening song.

Buried Hopes, starts off much more melodic. Very nice introduction, but don't worry the post metal will kick in soon. It moves along with a fairly standard post metal clip.

Restore, a live song but thankfully it's not ruined like others with audience noise or poor quality (how can a wall of sonic noise and crushing heaviness be ruined right!?). Nothing surprising about this song, although there are some good, Pelican-esque, sections and some nice guitar work.

In Your Eyes. Slow, powerful and building song. Very emotional, very powerful. The best part of this EP, is that it's only 4 songs long so it does not drag on too long. Of course the songs are long enough, (and powerful enough) to satisfy you by the time it's over.

Overall, a pretty standard post metal release. While it may be unspectacular in its nature, there is some great guitar work, better drumming than we usually hear in post metal, and well constructed songs. A pretty good output, and always good if you decide to listen.

Three and a Half Stars



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