Architects / War Cry

‘The Architects’ opens in a cascade of synthetic notes and a shredding bass drone, foreboding indicators of what’s to come. A minute later, the floor abruptly drops out, with a burst of sub-bass that sends the track plummeting downwards amid snapping snares and intricate runs of struck percussion.

‘War Cry’ is at once sparser and more anthemic, opening in a towering haze of synthetic strings that recall the grandeur of classic sci-fi soundtracks. It subsequently plunges deep into the echo chamber, pairing dubbed out percussive with engine rumble subs to create the impression of seemingly endless space.