Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 8, 2013
    60
    Here they sound confident on the solid ground they've built over their previous albums and avoid feeling too comfortable, which is harder to pull off than it sounds.
  2. Jan 8, 2013
    60
    Signed and Sealed in Blood is a pleasant addition to the Dropkick Murphys' discography, but the reliance on their trustworthy, time-tested conservatism is somewhat unfulfilling here.
  3. 40
    Perhaps rabble-rousing reels, big, dumb, bruising guitars and flag-waving, roared choruses of bromidic triumphalism just make more sense after several pints of Guinness.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 11, 2013
    8
    Ready for another action packed album of sing-along punk drinking songs? Then the Dropkick Murphys eighth studio album is just for you! TheReady for another action packed album of sing-along punk drinking songs? Then the Dropkick Murphys eighth studio album is just for you! The songs are a definite must for a party pre-game, or to wind down the final moments of a party. Studying music? Perhaps, but I feel like dancing more than I feel like reading/solving problems/engineering stuff/whatever you do.

    I don't know if any of these songs will replace any of those iconic Dropkick Murphys songs played on the major rock radio stations left in the USA, but SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD definitely give "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" a run for its money.
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  2. Jan 11, 2013
    9
    The Murphys continue their audiable greatness with Signed and Sealed in Blood. Anthemic tracks, and great vocals from the band continue theirThe Murphys continue their audiable greatness with Signed and Sealed in Blood. Anthemic tracks, and great vocals from the band continue their consistent stellar performances and trying new things such as a Christmas song. The Dropkick Murphys are steller, and this album confirms that. Full Review »