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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the British duo of Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mojo
    Jun 10, 2015
    80
    There's a playful quality to the chunky adrenalin-soaked fuzz the duo create. [Jul 2015, p.86]
  2. Kerrang!
    May 28, 2015
    80
    There is nuance in the songwriting that, in discovery, has helped Slaves write good album, not just a collection of good songs. [16 May 2015, p.52]
  3. 80
    Hey’s attempt at menace is overegged and the violence just sounds cartoonish--but the abundance of winning songs elsewhere makes such minor flaws forgivable.
  4. May 28, 2015
    60
    The riffs of songs such as Wow!!!7am or Hey or Do Something are strong enough, but the formula “riff, primitive bash of drums, bellowed chorus” wears thin pretty quickly.
  5. Jun 1, 2015
    60
    The real charm of this record comes in its additional moments of character; the spoken-word interruptions (‘Do Something’) or soundbite introductions (‘She Wants Me Now’) which somehow tie the album together even more tightly.
  6. Q Magazine
    May 28, 2015
    60
    True, like an armful of regrettable tattoos it may have transitory allure, but its nasty, brutish and short appeal will do for now. [Jul 2015, p.104]
  7. May 28, 2015
    40
    Peel back the façade, and you’ll find two white dudes parroting phrases and stealing time-tested tricks to sustain the rebel mirage, to cover for the fact that they have no clue what they’re even talking about.

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  1. Jun 2, 2015
    10
    This album is so original and kick-ass no in order to get 150 chrecters ill lag theThis album is so original and kick-ass no in order to get 150 chrecters ill lag the texteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2016
    9
    The only real problem some might have with this album is that it's a bit too harsh. However, if you're like me, and you love that kind ofThe only real problem some might have with this album is that it's a bit too harsh. However, if you're like me, and you love that kind of stuff, this will be a fantastic listen.
    Best tracks: The Hunter, Do Something, Feed The Mantaray, Cheer Up London
    Worst tracks: Ninety Nine, She Wants Me Now
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  3. Sep 3, 2016
    8
    Slaves are probably one of the harshest, grittiest sounding rock bands to reach mainstream prominence in recent years. Their roots are mainlySlaves are probably one of the harshest, grittiest sounding rock bands to reach mainstream prominence in recent years. Their roots are mainly in hardcore punk and that definitely shines through in their music, and they've fused all these influences into new, unique styles. Tracks like "The Hunter" and "Do Something" best represent their capabilities and showcase their enormous energy. I'm really enjoying what this duo is doing and I'm certainly hyped up for their second album which is getting released at the end of this month, Expand