Contact Us

Mouth of the Architect releasing ‘Path of Eight,’ share “Drown the Old”


Ohio post-metal outfit Mouth of the Architect have been doing their thing since the early 2000s, churning out some of the better post-NeurISIS music out there as a band that understands that you really have to write songs and, above all, crush to justify all the atmospherics. They’re getting ready to release a new full-length, their first since 2013’s Dawning, which is called Path of Eight and will drop on October 7 via Translation Loss records. They’ve shared the first song from that album, which is called “Drown the Old.”

After Dawning suggested a more immediate, accessible sound for these guys, the new song seems to continue to push things in that direction. It’s the most clearly-produced material yet from these guys, and the polish serves them well. Starting off with a jittery atmospheric passage that builds anticipation, this one quickly gets into the heaviness, and it’s a kind of non-stop wash of a layered assault that really gets the blood pumping. Just when you think you’ve settled into doomy hits there’s a blast beat around the corner, or a surprisingly nimble Mastodon-aping sludge riff. It’s as close to a radio jam as these guys have ever gotten, a relatively quick sub-5-minute trip through the wringer. It’s a good one, and it’s definitely got me excited to hear the whole album.

Mouth of the Architect have a few midwestern dates coming up. Check those out, and listen to “Drown the Old” (via Lambgoat), below.

Mouth of the Architect — 2016 Tour Dates
Chicago, IL @ Reggies 8/12
Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar 8/13
Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Sceme 8/14

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!