Doomsdayer's Holiday

User Score
7.4

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. AllenK.
    Jan 4, 2009
    9
    Another progression, or diversion, for this ever-morphing band...it is, nonetheless, a mighty creep of dark, musical energy, like the most intense sections of Mirza's "Iron Compass Flux" thrust to the moon. The music goes that far, while the wide-screen clarity of production locks this album in deep-level listening.

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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The Grails have once more pushed their own sonic terrain, where all that is familiar to them is woven into a gorgeously textured fabric with all that could be envisioned by them at this point in time, with the listener as the true beneficiary.
  2. There's a lot of great moments here, but is the least consistent album from the group in awhile.
  3. On Doomsdayer's Holiday, the haze is even thicker, and the album represents a sort of endpoint to their journey: taking place in utter blackness, it is their most alluring and impenetrable trip yet.