When: Wed., March 22, 7 p.m. 2017
As the landscape of extreme metal changes and evolves, certain sub-genres are beginning to stand the test of time — like "metalcore," a fusion of thrash metal and hardcore punk, which grew in popularity from bands like As I lay Dying in the early 2000s. Brighton, England band Architects fit the mold with their eight-track debut album Nightmares, which is littered with unexpected transitions, dissonance and technical guitar and drum badass-ery you don't usually get from a new band. Fans of the genre can easily spot the influence of bands like Converge and Norma Jean. On tour for the first time in the U.S. after losing their lead guitarist to cancer last August, Architects continues to carve a path for themselves in the realms of post-hardcore and metalcore, even through tragedy. With Stray From The Path, Make Them Suffer.