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  • Summary: The 10th album for Ben Chasny's experimental rock band.
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  1. Shelter from the Ash is another masterpiece.
  2. 80
    Shelter From The Ash displays some pretty wigged-out guitar work, but balanced by ruminative, minor-key acoustic moments that recall the mood of America's "Horse With No Name."
  3. Shelter from the Ash meshes the best elements of older Six Organs of Admittance albums with a new sense of cohesion.
  4. 60
    Despite Shelter From The Ash's transcendent drones and trippy, Eastern-inspired guitar figures...[Chasny's] vocals too often kill the buzz. [Dec 2007, p.125]
  5. It can be a little ponderous, but the unearthly dawn chorus of 'Jade Like Wine' or the ritual freakout of 'Goddess Atonement' leave you yearning ofr a solstice to celebrate. [Dec 2007, p.124]
  6. Shelter doesn't settle into one sound--which is fine--but it's never able to harness its manic energy into anything coherent.

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