MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT
THE TIES THAT BIND
With the shortest track on THE TIES THAT BIND clocking in at a sprawling 7:03, it's a safe assumption that Mouth of the Architect wants you undivided attention throughout the duration of this six-track offering. And this outfit richly deserves it. With skillful building techniques in place and an undercurrent of evil within its atmospheric layers of hypnotic groove, you won't even care that the vocals on "Carry On" start eight minutes in, because by that time, you're already engulfed and fully engaged. Yes, Isis and Neurosis fans, there's another band vying for the crown.