Such Hot Blood

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2013
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

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Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Oct 31, 2013
    80
    Such Hot Blood sounds like a major label buff-up of their glowering, folk-flecked dusk-rock, the raw pomp of earlier albums given a national (anthem) gleam. [Nov 2013, p.89]
  2. Oct 31, 2013
    50
    The problem is, shooting for the stars is really where the Airborne Toxic Event are at their best, so while songs like "Timeless" and "The Fifth Day" might feel like the band treading on old ground, it's when they have the time and space to really stretch out that they're able to get up to full speed.
  3. Oct 31, 2013
    50
    Such Hot Blood instead reads as a miasma of ham-fisted metaphors and visual similes coupled with musical impulses that neither enlighten nor challenge the listener.