Excavation - The Haxan Cloak
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37

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  1. May 30, 2013
    9
    An extremely dark, atmospheric, gripping and frankly terrifying electroambient LP. Listening to Excavation is a vehement and visceral experience, and will make you never want to sleep with the lights off again.
  2. Apr 22, 2013
    10
    This album grabs from the beginning and drags you into a dark world filled with blunt noise and darkness. I feel like I can re direct Clockwork Orange with this music, and it would only be good because I used this album. Heck if you play this music in the original movie it would make it ten times better. But forget about the movie. Listen to the album and create your own world and your own story to go along with the somber and eerie sound scape. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2013
    9
    I listened to Excavation for the first time on headphones in a quiet, but populated coffeehouse. This is a great idea to try yourself if you enjoy injecting incredible amounts of tension and general hopelessness into your casual environment. Heads up though: the people around you might notice your sweating and/or shortness of breath. It's okay if they don't understand your anxiety, they're not the ones who are privately undergoing a sweeping storm on the senses. Not many other albums present this kind of dark, otherworldly setting with such fluidity and envelopment. One of the best electronic albums of 2013 so far. Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2013
    10
    This album is a unique experience and deserves a 10/10. It is not music that you can listen to all the time and instead requires your utmost attention. Just by hearing the first track, you will know that this album will be a gripping and surreal soundscape.
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. May 20, 2013
    90
    This is an album that seeks to explore a shifting in spiritual planes, and the music reflects this by twisting its source material into something entirely other.
  2. May 3, 2013
    100
    Excavation is a brilliant piece of work, one best enjoyed actively with a premium set of headphones, in solitude.
  3. 80
    Listening to Excavation is a profoundly visceral experience.