Closing In

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2005
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. BLKCLD31
    Jan 13, 2006
    9
    So easy to just sit back and simply Rock. Yes it is nostalgic but its been a while since anyone has done something so basic and unpretentious.
  2. bobr
    Dec 7, 2005
    10
    album of the year...hands down
  3. tt
    Dec 15, 2005
    10
    thank god this happened
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. For devote metal heads, Early Man may represent a renaissance of the original, pure metal sound that started it all. For everyone else, Closing In will be received as a retro novelty rather than a serious musical accomplishment.
  2. Closing In is numbingly derivative, not just because it wears its influences like a bat in its mouth, but because there's nothing even remotely memorable or engaging about it.
  3. That they can create such a heavy sound with just two people is nothing short of genius.