It is quite likely that Mouth of the Architect has been flying under your radar for quite some time. This is unfortunate, for both them and you. The Dayton, OH outfit's debut offering is four songs tracking in at an impressive forty-three minutes, with three of them clocking in past the ten minute mark. The songs that make up this full-length are lengthy, but that doesn't mean they're boring by any means. Each song has its own personality. 'A Vivid Chaos' brings to mind the structural arrangements of Neurosis, while 'Soil to Stone' has more in common with Explosions in the Sky and Red Sparowes. Mouth of the Architect brings everything together on 'The Worm,' which opens with a beautiful ambient arrangement accented by the use of a piano. As the song develops it moves through segments demonstrating the bands influences ranging from post-rock, doom, ambient, and metal. It's fairly obvious who the target audience is for Mouth of the Architect, you can spot them by their extensive colored vinyl from Hydrahead, Second Nature, and Escape Artist.
8.5 / 10
Mouth of the Architect isn't a name heard nearly as often as it should. They have an impressive discography under their belt--releases like their split with Kenoma and their monumental studio album The ...
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