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Architects @ Slam Dunk Festival Midlands Live Review

Photo Credit: Ian Collins
Photo Credit: Ian Collins

On a dull Monday evening in Wolverhampton, the end of the hectic Slam Dunk weekend is drawing to a close and what better way to end it than with metalcore southerners ARCHITECTS?

Taking to the stage for their last UK show supporting Lost Forever//Lost Together, ARCHITECTS bring the windy night in with a bang.

Following on from the absolutely insane WHILE SHE SLEEPS could’ve proved to be a difficult task, but ARCHITECTS seemed to wipe the floor with the Sheffield bunch. Kicking off their set with the incredibly popular Gravedigger, the crowd immediately begin to scream with pure excitement, loud enough to cause goosebumps on every attendee.  Frontman Sam Carter is full of charisma, bouncing around the stage with energy and enthusiasm, interacting with the crowd at every chance – he is the epitome of the perfect frontman that any band needs.
Many fans tried to be as close as possible to the band, some even resorting to climbing trees or the nearby wall in a bid to be noticed, proving just how die-hard these fans really can be.

The majority of this set seems to mostly be made up off songs from Lost Forever//Lost Together, such as Broken Cross, Naysayer and Youth is Wasted on the Young, but that does not seem to be a problem among the crowd – who don’t ever seem to skip a lyric while singing along. The only problem that Architects encountered was a blown speaker, earlier caused by Japanese metal mob Crossfaith, playing havoc with the sound of Tom Searle’s guitar.

Rounding off an energetic set with These Colours Don’t Run, ARCHITECTS bring a slower, more melodic end to the night, showing just how talented and passionate the five piece really are. It appears to have been an emotional journey for the majority of fans, with some tearing up and some leaving with beaming smiles on their faces but it is clear that ARCHITECTS have made a lasting impression to all and fans can expect big things to come in the next few years.

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