Yet even with the heaviness turned up to eleven with some intense breakdowns, crazy screaming, and blast beats, there's a lot of ambience created with the guitar work and especially with the electronic work on here. I wouldn't exactly call it experimental but it's certainly progressive for the metalcore genre. The electronic work isn't used to try to make catchy or melodic parts but more so to create a mood or feeling. This is especially evident on the song Deathwish when everything drops out except the pulsing electronics and the drums.
The tone set by the music is certainly matched by the depth of the lyrics. You really feel the passion in Sam Carter's voice. Lines like "They’ll only sell us out once our backs are turned
And we’ll keep paying the price until our lesson is learnt" resonate on the song Downfall clearly speaking about politics and the importance of voting. The theme of being turned on by people in power is one that carries throughout the entire album which makes the title very fitting. It's definitely a political album but it's something we can all relate to and never preachy. It's probably some of the best lyrics the band has ever written.
If there's anything that can bring this album down it's the same issue that held back the previous album. While there is definitely passion and aggression, the actual instrumentals can at times feel like you've heard it before. They've embraced this Djent styling and at times particularly with the guitar work and the drumming it seems to blend together with other songs on the album and within the genre. The electronic work is actually what saves it and helps it stand out. Thankfully it's never a huge problem and doesn't detract from the absolute talent that permeates the entire album.
While the last album was a return to the technical, heavy, and catchy Architects we have come to love, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us is taking the new sound and progressing it further. It's so full fury and devotion to the cause that you will feel it. As I said it's a political album that doesn't pull and punches in fighting the establishment. Also have I mentioned how heavy this album is? It's heavy with a purpose and it works so well. All of our gods may have abandoned us but Architects certainly have not.