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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15

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  1. Aug 3, 2011
    9
    i could not disagree more with qrobur. if you were looking for something "meatily punk" you should not listen to an album that is post hardcore. yes, while i realize how utterly musically condescending that sounds, the difference between these genres could not be more clear. this is not punk rock you hear in a mall, this is tortured and personal. the songs move in short frenetic burstsi could not disagree more with qrobur. if you were looking for something "meatily punk" you should not listen to an album that is post hardcore. yes, while i realize how utterly musically condescending that sounds, the difference between these genres could not be more clear. this is not punk rock you hear in a mall, this is tortured and personal. the songs move in short frenetic bursts like intense fireworks. i found the material to be very well written, almost like listening to a slam poetry session made during a metal show. the vocal style is in the style of just about every hardcore band out there, no different. but the content is better. this is one of my faves of the year so far, but it is an extremely short album. Expand
  2. Jun 15, 2011
    10
    AMAZING ALBUM!! Production is amazing, it sounds great, the lyrics are very good, and vocals are much better. Drums are amazing as well. All songs are very good, but my top 3 right now are ~, Pathfinder, and Amends. My favorite songs change every week though
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 8, 2011
    60
    Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me is fuelled by issues addressed in Jeremy Bolm's furiously screamed, raw and sometimes, frustratingly po-faced vocals. [Aug. 2011, p. 119]
  2. Jun 24, 2011
    80
    This is a staggering album, one that leaves you bruised, bloody and breathless. [11 Jun 2011, p.52]
  3. It's evident from the musicianship, from the instrumentation, from the lyrics, and from the vocal delivery that Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me is a record of progression and refinement; released halfway through 2011, it will go down among the best of the heavy hitters this year.