Broken Hymns, Limbs, And Skin

  • Record Label: Kemado
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  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 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.
  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.
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. The playing is tighter and more polished, but they haven't lost any of their manic energy, and in fact this outing is, if anything, even more energetic than "Head Home."
  2. The carnival-esque, unsettling vibe permeating forms both its strong appeal and sometime downfall, as sustaining momentum at the pace O’Death strive to can prove alienating. Peppered with stark imagery and carried off with consummate musical skill however, for the most part it’s utterly absorbing.
  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.