The Blind Hole - Dead in the Dirt
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Atlantic grindcore three-piece was produced by Andy Nelson.
  • Record Label: Southern Lord Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk, Death Metal, Black Metal, Grindcore
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  1. Aug 6, 2013
    90
    The result is distinctly Dead in the Dirt. Subtlety is not in the cards, so the faint of heart, or those craving even the most inconspicuous of melodies, should look elsewhere.
  2. Aug 5, 2013
    80
    The versatility and strength of The Blind Hole will be impressive to anyone versed in hardcore's various hyper-splintered genres, mainly due to the band's ease when it comes to seamlessly combining so many different heavy styles.
  3. Aug 5, 2013
    80
    Although the majority of the songs only hang around for a minute, Dead In The Dirt are quite adept at changing tack mid song, no matter how ridiculous it might be.
  4. Aug 5, 2013
    80
    The album's brevity is its strength here: much longer, and you risk burning out or blunting the intensity of the riffage. Any shorter, and it risks leaving you unsated. As it is, The Blind Hole is just right.
  5. 80
    The Blind Hole is nothing utterly mind-blowing or game-changing in the grindcore world, but it’s also not trying to be. Instead, much like a kick to the balls, it’ll remind you of what it’s like to be alive and feel primitive emotion, and sometimes that’s enough.
  6. Sep 5, 2013
    80
    There's nothing pleasant about this in any way, shape or form, basically. Yeah, Dead In The Dirt are that good. [10 Aug 2013, p.54]
  7. Sep 17, 2013
    70
    Like a lot of grindcore albums, the short song lengths here when stacked up together can make this thing fly by, leaving the longer tracks to leave the biggest impression.
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