Given this pedigree of performers and influences, it’ll come as no surprise that For Those That Wish To Exist At Abbey Road features moments of striking inventiveness. The surging strings during Discourse Is Dead resemble the collective inhaling and exhaling of angry breaths; the chiming bells as Sam barks ‘Do you really wanna live forever?' during Impermanence emphasise that the clock is ticking for all of us – in this life at least.
If not every track works as well, it’s because some gild the lily. The reductive rage of Animals, for example, needs no dressing up. Re-rendered it here, then, with brass weaving in and out of its hammer blows is a reminder that not all iron fists require velvet gloves. For the most part, though, For Those That Wish To Exist At Abbey Road more than justifies its existence – a big, bold twist on an album that put a big, bold twist on Architects career.
For fans of: Metallica, While She Sleeps, Northlane
For Those That Wish To Exist At Abbey Road is out now via Epitaph