Last year, Architects were propelled into new territory with For Those That Wish to Exist, achieving their first UK number one album. In all measures a roaring success, they sonically edged into the uncharted too. Now The Classic Symptoms… bridges their metalcore style into something even more cinematic and larger-than-life.
Furious indie-pop anthems combine across the record with psych and prog influences, demonstrating the wealth of influences the band feed off and their deep musicality. Surrealist lyrics are as ever at the forefront, but the new album gives greater opportunity to explore bugged out guitar jams, and immersive journeys touching on krautrock territory.
The landmark, debut album from Queens of the Stone Age is back in print for the first time in ten years, restored to its original sequence with the original, long out-of-print artwork by Frank Kozik. Featuring an obi-strip designed by longtime collaborator Boneface and pressed on standard black and Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Opaque Orange Vinyl.