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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British band is its first with touring guitarist Daniel Vildósola as a full-time member.
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  1. May 10, 2019
    80
    Cerebral yet soulful, Any Random Kindness strikes an ideal balance for Hælos, a significant step forward in their evolution.
  2. May 10, 2019
    80
    The band's second album finds HÆLOS expanding on their core sound while reminding themselves and the listener of just why they are such an exciting and intriguing outfit.
  3. May 14, 2019
    75
    HÆLOS may still look toward the past, but their sound continues to push towards the future, heaving up their influences and dragging them all the way into whatever bleak tomorrow the band sees ahead. Any Random Kindness is an album of a generation lost, looking for humanity, gripping to whatever feeling they’ve managed to retain.
  4. May 10, 2019
    70
    Through seeking comfort in the analogue, HÆLOS are breaking rich, new ground.
  5. 65
    Rich in texture and enveloping atmosphere, Any Random Kindness unfortunately lets its lyrical content fall to the wayside. While this gives more space to let the incredible soundscapes breathe, it also feels like the real emotional punch to back them up is lacking.
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  1. May 17, 2019
    8
    I found out about their first album "Full Circle" like 2 years ago, and even though it was a bit messy at times, I became a fan of theirI found out about their first album "Full Circle" like 2 years ago, and even though it was a bit messy at times, I became a fan of their industrial sound. And I think with this new album they've not only conserved that sound, but also making it better, with good rhythm and better production. Some of these songs are so peaceful and tripping. Expand
  2. May 17, 2019
    8
    To much surprise, Hælos continues to diversify their dark, danceable form of pop music on "Any Random Kindess" with exciting results.