• Record Label: Ipecac
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2007
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Hella is stuck in the realm of Yowie -- playing with excellent ideas, but too stuck on defining themselves with an all too familiar genre.
  2. Uncut
    60
    Over time, vocalist Aaron Ross stands out as the weak link, his voice merely shrill and average. [Apr 2007, p.102]
  3. Great musicianship does not a great album make, particularly when the singer is so out of his league.
  4. Spin
    40
    The quintet conjures the Mars Volta doing Zeppelin karaoke over two-bit Mr. Bungle. [Feb 2007, p.84]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. timmyb
    Mar 8, 2007
    10
    one of the best drummers out there music is rad i like it more than volta
  2. KurdtK
    Feb 17, 2007
    0
    Haha
  3. JoeriV
    Feb 8, 2007
    10
    I'm sure this album will get plenty of bad reviews, just because the reviewers can't handle the music. I think this is their best I'm sure this album will get plenty of bad reviews, just because the reviewers can't handle the music. I think this is their best work yet. The inclusion of three extra musicians has expanded their sound with the music becoming more accesible while at the same time being more inaccesible than ever. There's an abundance of breaks, licks, weird rhythms and interesting melodies. The songs are really, really catchy but in a way that you'll only consider accesible when you into really weird and complex music. Ofcourse Spin is gonna hate it! Those guys think Fall Out Boy's new album is "creative"! Haha.. this is the first great album of 2007 and almost a genre unto its own. Full Review »