Illusions of Grandeur hail from the city of Lancaster, PA, which historically is known for modest Amish culture, sprawling farms and quiet back roads. Their debut album, Songs of the Siren, released on Toil Records and is a lot of wonderful things, none of them modest.
The Darkness in Devotion borrows liberally from both alternative and indie rock, and it does it with skill. Other Son has created an album that is, in places, reminiscent of Coheed & Cambria, Fall Out Boy, and The Killers. Between that and its relatable emotional content, it is sure to find an audience not only in Colorado but across the United States.
Taste The Blood, like its predecessor, was also recorded, mixed and mastered by King. Currie stated that they’re “proud of the record. It’s clearly more of our aggressive and relentless materiel that we’ve written and our fans would agree.” It’s sure to please fans who enjoy both the classic and modern thrash metal, stylized from acts such as Testament, Death Angel, Kreator, Overkill and Exodus.
When the single “Doomsday” released, it gave us a taste of Holy Hell. As good as that single was, it is barely a taste of what awaits you in this album. Architects have designed something truly special, displaying a high degree of artistry and awareness of their own talent.
Central Disorder does Chicago proud with their album. There’s plenty of heavy music here to last through the night and fill a venue. Between the excellent writing and the fantastic recording, there is a lot to love here.
Here at Fuel the Scene Magazine, we say a lot of albums are must-haves. And they are. But if any album were to be crowned at the top of our list of “things you must listen to”, Ways We Haunt would be a serious contender.
The album listens like something from a seasoned and long-running national act, and is quite the achievement. When this album releases on October 5th, it is one you’ll want to be paying attention to. Make sure you pick it up on preorder, and catch A Light Divided at a show near you!