The Bronx (IV) - The Bronx
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Feb 5, 2013
    83
    The Bronx has turned rage and desperation into a perpetual state of being--and (IV) into a monument not just of survival, but also evolution.
  2. Mar 28, 2013
    80
    They have returned to (non-mariachi) form and then some.
  3. Feb 20, 2013
    80
    With power chord hooks and a newfound innocence, this is a side of The Bronx you’ve yet to hear.
  4. Feb 20, 2013
    80
    The Bronx IV is enough evidence that these guys show no signs of easing off the aggression accelerator any time soon.
  5. Feb 11, 2013
    80
    It all adds up to The Bronx's most accomplished record. [26 Jan 2013, p.54]
  6. 80
    IV is a worthy return that shows the Bronx still have those chops.
  7. 80
    The Bronx (IV) [is] their most infectious record to date. [Mar 2013, p.88]
  8. Feb 4, 2013
    80
    IV is a wondrous beast.
  9. Feb 4, 2013
    80
    Songs as bold, honest and passionate as these shouldn’t have any trouble fitting in.
  10. It all adds up to a solid release that is suited better for the radio than it is among your hardcore collection.
  11. 70
    Big? Nope. Clever? Definitely. [Mar 2013, p.98]
  12. None of the band’s bolshy character is lost on Bronx IV, but they do find new places to go.
  13. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    Matt Caughthran's vocals have never been stronger, more melodic or capable of holding centre stage. Yet coupled with the slicker sheen to the LP (self-made in their new home studio) it has pushed some of their material into territories traditionally inhabited by the totally underwhelming.
  14. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    This classic hard rock production touches every song on IV, and the first half of the record is composed of songs that seem tailored to fit the post-metal sensibilities of the record's sonic texturing.
  15. Feb 14, 2013
    65
    Usually, by the fourth album, bands of the non-willfully-experimental type have grown comfortable with their sound. Yet, the Bronx of IV is not a complacent one, shaking out the cobwebs of inactivity as opposed to settling into a groove.
  16. 63
    Now the group has shed the charro suits and returned to its original sound with 12 serrated hard-core jams about wasted youth and suicide.
  17. Apr 10, 2013
    60
    This LA-based hardcore band turns out their most consistently solid set of songs yet; a dozen tracks of distorted guitars, machine gun drumming and throat-reddening vocals.
  18. Feb 8, 2013
    60
    Their former high-speed heedlessness has been supplanted with a new awareness of song structure, grown-up texture and non-red-zone pacing. [Mar 2013, p.94]
  19. 60
    Unfortunately (and as is the case with their past three albums), the band’s bash-it-out approach loses some steam by the end of the record. But if you’re down for unrelenting rock ‘n roll fraught with the bitterness of adulthood, The Bronx is your band.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 7, 2013
    9
    Wow! Nice Album i really like it. Ok there is some stuff that dont fit in this album but OK. Its definitly worth to buy it. Iam already looking forward to see some new stuff. Full Review »
  2. Feb 11, 2013
    7
    Pretty decent album, so while it doesn't really seem to have a lot of substance, it makes you move, thus I think it's worthy of a couple of spins for sure. Full Review »