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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the California singer-songwriter was recorded by Ben Chisholm.
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  1. Sep 18, 2019
    90
    With Birth of Violence, she takes a momentous step forward with songs that initially mask their sophistication behind plodding, strummy, dreamy facades. Because of Wolfe’s newfound ability to communicate so much more with less, you could call Birth of Violence a tour de force—only Wolfe has mastered the art of eschewing force altogether.
  2. 85
    Birth of Violence isn’t Wolfe’s best album, or her most intense, or her most accessible. But what it is is a combination of elegant songcraft, dread-fuelled musicianship and otherworldly vocals. ... Birth of Violence no longer stands in the centre of the crossroads, it opens up a new road... down.
  3. 83
    The music carries the listener throughout each track, making for a meditative experience. With Birth of Violence, Chelsea Wolfe offers a compelling work brimming with emotion and dreamy wonder.
  4. Mojo
    Sep 9, 2019
    80
    The result is charged and post-apocalyptic. [Oct 2019, p.90]
  5. Kerrang!
    Sep 11, 2019
    80
    This is the work of a brilliant artist who is singular in both talent and vision. [14 Sep 2019, p.54]
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    80
    The juxtaposition of her soft yet strong vocals draws you into her ghostly world, both dark and thrilling. Birth of Violence is a work of art that will please old fans and draw in new listeners too.
  7. Sep 12, 2019
    67
    With melodies that are stretched thin and simplistic lyrics that feel even more so next to the sophisticated arrangements, Birth Of Violence’s dark beauty is like standing outside watching the stars in winter: stark, beautiful, and a little numbing.

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  1. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    I'm a fan, didn't had the time to listen to the whole thing, but from what i heard I knowi should expect exquisite listening.

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