Though their recordings are few and far between, Architects are known for their striking and different takes on bands they cover. Their cover of Thrice’s “Of Dust And Nations” was an interesting departure, honoring the original faithfully, so with the news that they just covered Deftones’ “Change (In The House Of Flies)”, the huge single off that band’s White Pony album, it’s unsurprising that they’d tackle it.
It’s even less surprising how great the cover sounds, with a symphonic, plodding post-metal sound that Architects would do well to explore a bit more. Sam Carter’s soaring voice sells the brilliance with depth and sincerity. The cover arrives courtesy courtesy of their Spotify singles series, which also includes a longer version of “Death Is Not Defeat”.