I Shall Die Here

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  • Summary: The experimental doom band worked with Bobby Krlic (also known as the Haxan Cloak) on its fourth full-length release.
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  • Record Label: RVNG Intl.
  • Genre(s): Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Noise
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Alone All the Way
I've got two choices. I either actually go through with it, or I say, "you know what, I'm too scared right now, I.. I don't want to do it." If I go... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Aug 19, 2014
    80
    They’ve created one of the most haunting and terrifying metal albums since the legendary Khanate broke up.
  2. Uncut
    Apr 9, 2014
    80
    This is music that looks death square in the face and screams back at it, announcing its life. [May 2014, p.69]
  3. Apr 9, 2014
    80
    While words like "fun" or "entertaining" aren't likely to ever be used to describe I Shall Die Here, those with the fortitude to endure its savagery and stare into the abyss will definitely know what they're made of.
  4. May 7, 2014
    80
    Metal, techno and noise fans will all find solace here, as the band juggle sounds from all three to make something that sounds new, and almost natural.
  5. Apr 9, 2014
    78
    The execution of I Shall Die Here is so full-blooded, so committed to forcing your head underwater to the point of blackout, that it's hard not to view this as a singular piece, out there on its own, in a place most people wouldn't want to go anywhere near.
  6. Apr 9, 2014
    75
    The sheer solidity of The Body's sound seems to erase all thoughts of humanity and in the end all we are left with are the machines and the monuments, forgotten relics that in time will be destroyed as well.
  7. The Wire
    Apr 16, 2014
    70
    I Shall Die Here's meeting of stark electronic textures and rhythms with monstrous guitars evokes Godflesh's Pure. [Apr 2014, p.63]

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  1. Apr 23, 2014
    5
    Dark, weird and avant garde to a tee, blended with sludge, doom and noise. Strange, eerie and ambient sounds effects fill this record toDark, weird and avant garde to a tee, blended with sludge, doom and noise. Strange, eerie and ambient sounds effects fill this record to create a rather frightening record at times. I was somewhat excited for this release. Rather run of the mill unfortunately. Slow riffs and distortion, sparse drumming and freakish vocals that sound like a wolf being tortured. The shortness of this thing doesn't help either. Pretty meh overall. Expand