Specter at the Feast - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. Mar 19, 2013
    10
    I am not that familiar with BRMC, but after hearing one of the group members on Sound City I decided to give this album a try. I enjoy the riffs and mature depth of the lyrics. This has a dark alley feel with a grungy tinge. A nice discovery.
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    9
    Recordings made in the shadow of trauma or loss can be one of three things: an overwhelming ode to the loss, a cathartic release from that loss or the sounds of picking up the pieces after said loss. For Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's seventh album, Specter at the Feast, the band had to go through the unexpected and shocking death of Robert Been's father, Michael. We won't spend time with repetition inside the echo chamber; just suffice to say that, for better or for worse, loss and pain still stand as superior sources for an artist's inspiration. If ever you doubt this, simply trek through U2's catalogue for verification....

    Read this review in it's entirety at High Voltage Magazine: http://www.iamhighvoltage.com/reviews/music/brmc2.html
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Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 80
    BRMC have transcended a past that was extremely full of the past and arrived in the present. [Apr 2013, p.93]
  2. May 17, 2013
    65
    There's no real transformation here, but given the subject matter, the band sounds especially urgent, even for BRMC.
  3. Apr 25, 2013
    78
    Melancholy pervades the dreamy "Fire Walker" and "Returning," while creeping darkness duels with a dramatic chorus on "Funny Games."