Holy Hell is the eighth studio album by British metalcore band Architects. It was released on 9 November 2018. It is the follow-up to the band's previous album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, and is the first recorded without founding member and main songwriter Tom Searle, following his death in August 2016. Architects' guitarist Tom Searle passed away on 20 August 2016, after his three-year battle with skin cancer. His death had a traumatic effect on the other members of the band
Holy, Holy, Holy!" is a Christian hymn written by the Anglican bishop Reginald Heber (1783–1826). Its lyrics speak specifically of the Holy Trinity, having been written for use on Trinity Sunday. The opening line (Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!) references Isaiah 6:3, Revelation 4:8 and mirrors the opening line of the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts) as found in the Book of Common Prayer. John Bacchus Dykes composed the tune Nicaea for this hymn in 1861.
Holy Hell" has been teased for quite a while, with the first real sign being earlier in 2017 with "Doomsday". To be honest, on my first listen to this song, I wasn't particularly blown away or drawn to it. It appeared to me as much more of a typical song from this band and I didn't really consider it anything to really praise extensively. However, after listening to this album in full, I now appreciate this song a lot more in context with the rest of this material. British metalcore band Architects may take this to heart as their latest studio album "Holy Hell" gets put out through longtime label Epitaph Records. It's hard to believe that this band has been putting out albums since the mid 2000s and they are already on album number eight, but what is perhaps the most noteworthy fact about this album is that it is the first Architects have released after the death of guitarist Tom Searle.
Stream Tracks and Playlists from Holy Holy on your desktop or mobile device. Then their debut album hit shelves first in Aus then the UK & Europe in late 2015, and When The Storms Would Come is vaster, and wilder, than anything they've aired to date.
Listen to music from Holy Holy like True Lovers, Teach Me About Dying & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Holy Holy. Holy Holy is a musical project born of award-winning singer songwriter Timothy Carroll from Brisbane and guitarist/composer Oscar Dawson (Ali Barter, Dukes of Windsor) from Melbourne. Dawson and Carroll met working as English teachers in South-East Asia. Over the intervening years they remained in contact, but it wasn't until they serendipitously met in Europe during 2011 that they started demoing songs.
The songwriting, the instrumentals, the vocals, the production, the melodies - all of them are in top form on this album, and they all work together seamlessly to make Holy Land such an effective concept album. Each time I listen to this album, the songs bring out the sense of adventure, wonder and discovery that the Holy Land concept is all about.