Peterborough has an estimated population of 164,000 and it’s obvious that five of this population like making music that can only be described as techchore (technical hardcore). They have all the aspects of a possible cliché hardcore band but with a lot more brains than the dozens of hardcore bands who constantly appear and then quickly disappear on the UK circuit.
The screaming is reminiscent of early We Are The Ocean (before they became sh*t) where as the musician ship shows a technical ability that a lot of “metal” musicians are sometimes afraid to show. In Archives seem to understand that it isn’t all about blasting the distortion up, blasting out a handful of chords in time with an up tempo drum beat whilst screaming over the top of this ruckus.
Stand out track on this EP that consists of four tracks and one intro is the brutal *Lost At Sea”, which encapsulates all this band can do in just over three and a half minutes. The entire EP has an infectious groove to it but this is the definite winner out of all four tracks.
If you like bands such with the musical ability of Dilliner Escape Plan but with the vicious vocals of Alexisonfire and Coverge then In Archives are a must have for your record collection. After only forming just over a year ago from the left over pieces of bands in their home town these guys could be set for the big leagues if they keep producing material such as the gems that are on Traitors. 8/10 Facebook search word: In Archives 7.5/10