Alright, after listening to it, I’m amazed and blown away with the fact that they actually managed to offer something entirely new! After so many vocal experimentation on all of their previous albums, they’ve once again succeeded in providing a completely fresh approach. It’s truly mind boggling.
The rhythms are out of this world, especially on Snake Oil. It’s just pure evil that immerses you in your entirety. Archetype is still a giant beast in modern metal, regardless of musical taste and misguided opinions. Rhythmically, the album owns with intensity, diversity and complexity. Rarely do we have a chance to hear a release that offers so much fresh and new moments, yet still manages to stay that which makes Archetype the band it is. No bullshit.
In fact, this one is definitively the one to battle the songs from the Mexican Archetype on their album Asylum. Don’t trust me? Listen to it for yourself.