Oblivion Hunter [EP] - Lightning Bolt
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 12, 2012
    60
    For enthusiasts or obsessive fans, this unpolished look in will be a treat, but for everyone else, the album is not without its highlights but little more than a glorified practice tape.
  2. As it stands, these songs represent a promising new direction for Lightning Bolt, but one that they have yet to fully prove themselves adept at.
  3. Oct 12, 2012
    72
    The looseness of Oblivion Hunter is a nice reminder that the core of their appeal isn't so much that they're pushing their sound into new places, but that they're two guys who can't hide how happy they are that they get to spend their lives making this kind of a racket.
  4. Oct 12, 2012
    72
    The looseness of Oblivion Hunter is a nice reminder that the core of their appeal isn't so much that they're pushing their sound into new places, but that they're two guys who can't hide how happy they are that they get to spend their lives making this kind of a racket.
  5. Oct 12, 2012
    50
    Lightning Bolt often seem as if they are just frenetic energy, which is fun for a little while, but it gets boring pretty soon.
  6. Oct 12, 2012
    50
    Lightning Bolt often seem as if they are just frenetic energy, which is fun for a little while, but it gets boring pretty soon.
  7. Oct 12, 2012
    70
    This album is a throwback to the group's fundamental low-fi assault--less a premeditated statement of musical progress than a controlled release of pressure.
  8. Oct 12, 2012
    70
    This album is a throwback to the group's fundamental low-fi assault--less a premeditated statement of musical progress than a controlled release of pressure.
  9. Oct 12, 2012
    70
    Oblivion Hunter recaptures missing pieces of the Lightning Bolt jigsaw and reconfigures them in a new context, painting a broader picture of the band's roots while giving us the sense that it might not be a singular instance of "lost" material being pulled back from the edge of eternity.
  10. Oct 12, 2012
    70
    Oblivion Hunter recaptures missing pieces of the Lightning Bolt jigsaw and reconfigures them in a new context, painting a broader picture of the band's roots while giving us the sense that it might not be a singular instance of "lost" material being pulled back from the edge of eternity.

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