THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA – Architects of Destruction
French deathcore quintet The Walking Dead Orchestra are ready with their debut album Architects of Destruction and it’s an understatement to say it could’ve used some work. Aligning themselves with bands that think deathcore’s only purpose is to blend tapping drums with screeching guitars and mumbling vocals, the band offers a 12 track album that melds together into one, gruelling number offering absolutely no originality or variation throughout. It sounds and feels like listening to the opening song for 30+ minutes, with a few song openings being the only kind of differentiation between the numbers. For the next effort, they need to introduce more variety within the songs themselves as well as the album as a whole.