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Architects Hollow Crown Album

Last updated: 05/09/2012 12:00:00 PM

Release Date: 01/25/2009
Tracks in Hollow Crown: Early Grave, Dethroned, Numbers Count For Nothing, Follow The Water, In Elegance, We're All Alone, Borrowed Time, Every Last Breath, One Of These Days, Dead March, Left With A Last Minute, Hollow Crown

Hollow Crown Album Tracklist

Label : United By Fate, Distort Entertainment, Century Media Records (February 10, 2009)
Released : January 26, 2009
Recorded : July 2008 at Outhouse Studios, Reading
Genre : Metalcore, mathcore
Length : 42.05
Producer : John Mitchell, Ben Humphreys

Hollow Crown is the third album by British metalcore band, Architects. It was recorded at Outhouse Studios, Reading. On their Youtube channel, there are several videos documenting the bands recording sessions. The album was leaked on the internet on 12 January 2009. Kerrang! magazine gave it a KKKKK rating, which is the equivalent of 5 stars.

On 18th of July 2010 it was announced from the "Architects" Facebook account that they would be re-releasing "Hollow Crown" (in the UK only) as a deluxe edition on the 16th of August 2010. The deluxe edition was to include a DVD documentary on their previous 18 months of touring/ recording and a remix of the title track "Hollow Crown" by the guitarist and drummer Tom and Dan Searle.

This album marks a change in guitar tuning for the second time, now using C# standard on a majority of the tracks (drop B tuning being used on Ruin) and an alternate tuning similar to C# standard, but with the low C# tuned to G#. This tuning is featured on the tracks Early Grave and Borrowed Time. Also, they use a 7 string baritone (ESP LTD SC-607B Stephen Carpenter Signature) on the track Dead March, which is tuned to drop A.

Stylistically, this album displays a significant increase in clean vocals from Sam Carter, as well as a change in his harsh vocals, from the lower register on Ruin to more high-pitched screams. Also in this album, there is a further departure from the band's mathcore roots, utilising more traditional song structures and simplified riffs, as well as a fair usage of keyboards and drum programming. From Wikipedia