The Architects play a complex mixture of metalcore, death, and math metal laced with alternately violent and comedic lyrics. The group recorded its debut Nightmares in 2006 with a lineup consisting of twin brothers Tom (guitar) and Dan Searle (drums), Tim Hillier-Brook (guitar), Tim Lucas (bass), and Matt Johnson (vocals), but the latter was to be replaced by frontman Sam Carter in January 2007.
Later that year, Architects recorded Ruin (introducing new bass player Ali Dean) and Hollow Crown in 2009. The band took its sound in a relatively subdued, post-hardcore direction on 2011's Here and Now, but transitioned back to a heavier sound the following year on Daybreaker. The band pushed things on 2014's Lost Forever // Lost Together.