The winner of our 2016 Album Of The Year poll, as voted by all of you is Architects with 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us'.
The winner of our 2016 Album Of The Year poll, as voted by all of you - the readers - is Architects for their latest and greatest album, 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us'.
From the word 'go' the UK band were leading the charge in the poll, and have been way out in front for the past two weeks, ahead of other highly voted albums like PUP's 'The Dream Is Over' and 'Chemical Miracle' by Australia's very own Trophy Eyes. And considering just how damned good 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us' is - a record that was able to best its superb predecessor, 2014's 'Lost Forever/Lost Together' - that was no real surprise, however. This album, the band's seventh overall, was also the last Architects release to feature guitarist and main songwriter Tom Searle, who passed away on August 20th after sadly losing his three-year battle with skin cancer.
In our initial review of the album back in May, in which we scored the album a perfect 100/100, we said that this record "is perhaps the greatest example of perfection in today’s modern metal scene", and that this is for fans of "Amazing music, Albums of the Year, and pure musical bliss". Totally not over the top, right?
(You can read the full review of the album here.)
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Now, of course, this post is not just about Architects and their seventh album, and as such, you can see which Australian, international and overall releases were voted into the top ten spots for their respective categories just below.
Australian Top Ten:
International Top Ten:
Overall Top Ten:
Big congratulations to all of the above for some strong effort from their respective fan bases. Here's to all of the great (and the terrible) releases that we'll be hearing in 2017!