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  • Summary: The third full-length release from Kevin Martin as The Bug features guest appearances from Copeland, Death Grips, Flowdan, Gonjasufi, Liz Harris, Manga, Miss Red, and Warrior Queen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    90
    Angels & Devils marks an evolution of the sound that made London Zoo a classic.
  2. Aug 21, 2014
    90
    Despite the dualistic structure of Angels & Devils, the album’s two halves are never in opposition to one another; its vocalists all equally damned, equally resilient to their fate.
  3. 90
    It’s to [Kevin Martin's] credit, then, that Angels & Devils does such a stellar job of blending the old and the new, and has the stones to shove Martin’s sinuous new ideas to the forefront. It’s that courage and singularity of vision that makes The Bug stand triumphantly apart.
  4. Aug 18, 2014
    80
    Martin continues to brew new hybrids of dystopian dub reggae, industrial noise and experimental hip-hop. [Sep 2014, p.70]
  5. Aug 25, 2014
    80
    Some will rhapsodise about the songs of angels, while others will feel that the most dangerous and angry superbug mutations are still found in the filthiest, most chaotic places.
  6. Aug 22, 2014
    80
    The Bug can still shock, and with so many highlights here, it’s hard to complain.
  7. Aug 26, 2014
    67
    An album that retains the precise brutality of London Zoo but feels labored in comparison.

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  1. Nov 21, 2014
    8
    The second half of the album is what you're after. It's bold aggressive and is reminiscent of a come-up on some sort of hard drug that had youThe second half of the album is what you're after. It's bold aggressive and is reminiscent of a come-up on some sort of hard drug that had you chilling out just moments before. Expand