Broken Hymns, Limbs, And Skin

  • Record Label: Kemado
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Except for a few slow numbers, which drag as the band overestimates the charm of their shtick, Broken Hymns works consistently, distracting from the staleness of its themes by burning them from the ground up.
  2. New York's O'Death are a breathless proposition for the most part. [Nov 2008, p.118]
  3. The disc infuses folk with frenetic intensity, but it's all so over the top that it's hard to take it as anything more than a distraction, like an annoying buzz or a particularly scratchy pair of wool socks.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RaquelA.
    Nov 23, 2008
    10
    O'Death reveals a genuine and matured third release that delivers uniquely-raw-panty-soaking-live-energy into studio, into my daily O'Death reveals a genuine and matured third release that delivers uniquely-raw-panty-soaking-live-energy into studio, into my daily listening, my most coveted. Remove all tiresome baggage prior to listening as this album demands your entirety. Above all, go see them for yourself, perhaps in the unshaven lude. Full Review »
  2. FrancisT
    Oct 31, 2008
    8
    Helps to be in the mindspace of one of O'death's shows to listen to the album, which can be a strange place to be anyway.