For Those That Wish To Exist

Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist
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Based on 13 reviews
2021 Ratings: #108 / 409
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2021 Ratings: #494
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If ‘Holy Hell’ was Architects shining a spotlight on their story so far, ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’ is their magnum opus. This is the sound of Architects once again ascending the ladder on their journey to becoming the scene leaders of British heavy metal.


For Those That Wish To Exist is an expansive album in every sense of the word.


The current climate is dark, moody, uncertain with the pandemic in mind, but this new album brings joy and happiness in a time where it is needed most.


The Brighton's band ninth album is, improbably, a fresh start. With a cleaner sonic palette and orchestral flourishes, it's proof of their enduring creativity.


Cohesive, coherent and demanding of us an explanation, ‘For Those…’ shall not relent until wrongs have been righted, and being this righteous never sounded so good.


The bleaker things get, the stronger they emerge.

Metal Hammer

This is essentially a continuation of the stylistic approach of Holy Hell: a cleaner, vaster, stadium-sized version of what the band used to be.

The Independent

Thematically and sonically, For Those That Wish to Exist feels limitless.

The Line of Best Fit

It’s an album that has something to appeal to any ears, without compromising the true Architects’ signature – you just have to be open to it.


Other than a few lapses, the hooks, synths and classical instruments effectively recontextualize Architects' musicianship. For Those That Wish to Exist proves these guys can successfully diversify their sound.

Classic Rock

The Brighton metalcore band turn their attention both outwards and inwards:  ferocious, barely contained rage directed towards global dysfunction and the looming, ever-increasing threats to mankind and the notion of personal responsibility, taking control of destiny.

The Guardian

Cobweb-blasting singing, brain-invading melodies and skin-scouring riffs offer no relief from this wrestling match with impending disaster.


Essentially, this is an album aimed at everyone – which could explain why it’s so long and inconsistent – and while For Those That Wish to Exist is far from perfect, I do feel everyone can take some good things away from it.

Look at how they massacred my boy...

For years, I have been pretty dissatisfied with the state of mainstream metalcore. A lot of it is the same, awful, melodic sound that is over done (and has terrible hooks 99.9% of the time). Hidden within the shitstorm that is this scene however, there were always two bands I loved: Every Time I Die and Architects. The former for their infectiously lovable and fun personality (except for that song with Brendon Urie, that can go fuck itself) and Architects ... read more
Instagram Core Bands Nr 7

Yeah I'm doing Architects, y'know a band people actually know about and respect, I've been getting ads for these guys for a while and when I checked this out in the hopes it'd be good...well it was just too Instagram Core for me to not review in this series. You can't fool me with those 2 million monthly listeners you got on spotify this is just as formulaic generic and fake deep as it gets.

Aight so now let's get this out of the way, Flight Without Feathers is the ... read more
Alright, first of all, this shouldn't be 58 minutes long.

Second of all, besides that, this isn't that bad of an album, their last album was way better though.

I guess I'm a sucker for overproduced metalcore..? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The UK Metalcore band Architects 9th studio album "For Those That Wish To Exist" sees the band give in to a lot of the generic and awful tropes that plague the modern Metalcore sphere and make one of those records that I like to call "offensively inoffensive". Motherfucker how do you Imagine Dragons a Metalcore album??? Like what went wrong? Whose idea was this? Did they just start taking notes from bands like Bring Me the Horizon and say "yeah, let's make something ... read more
The problem is not to change, the problem is to change and get shit.
Some people may say that the new Architects album is bad because it "follows" this more POP, which became very well known by BMTH, but NO, it is not that.
First of all, no, the album definitely doesn’t sound at all close to what is understood as pop, it doesn’t sound minimally commercial, and as much as it has electronic elements, they are not used to make the sound more palatable to a larger audience, or ... read more
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Track List

  1. Do you dream of Armageddon?
  2. Black Lungs
  3. Giving Blood
  4. Discourse Is Dead
  5. Dead Butterflies
  6. An Ordinary Extinction
  7. Impermanence (ft. Winston McCall)
  8. Flight Without Feathers
  9. Little Wonder (ft. Mike Kerr)
  10. Animals
  11. Libertine
  12. Goliath (ft. Simon Neil)
  13. Demi God
  14. Meteor
  15. Dying Is Absolutely Safe
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Added on: October 21, 2020