• Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2021
Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Nov 19, 2021
    100
    Blood Moon I is also the heaviest and most impressive expression of Chelsea Wolfe and Ben Chrisholm's music, powered by the incombustible force of Converge and the everlasting spirit of Cave In, and resulting in one of the most impressive collaborations of this kind. Blood Moon I is, truly, an essential album for 2021.
  2. Nov 19, 2021
    100
    Bloodmoon: I never feels like a compromise. Rather, it does exactly what a crossover should, excelling in ways that would have been impossible had either party gone it alone.
  3. Nov 18, 2021
    100
    The result is an album which is remarkable on every level.
  4. Nov 18, 2021
    100
    The results are unlike anything the band has produced before.
  5. Nov 18, 2021
    91
    A group that has long found new, thrilling ways to go hard and fast is softening and slowing its assault, locating (thanks to some choice guest contributors) new dimensions of the Converge sound: songs that slither rather than gallop and whisper instead of roar.
  6. Nov 18, 2021
    90
    A mesmerizing 11-song set that pairs bracing hardcore with expansive symphonic and post-metal.
  7. Nov 18, 2021
    90
    It’s a work of complex, unified brilliance that will leave you chomping at the bit for a Bloodmoon: 2.
  8. Mojo
    Nov 18, 2021
    80
    A collaboration where each sulphurous element perfectly complements the others. [Jan 2022, p.90]
  9. Nov 19, 2021
    67
    There is certainly potential here, but this first Bloodmoon record definitely feels like a testing ground. There is an uncertainty in tone, and a clashing of sensibilities that is thrilling at times, awkward at others.
  10. Nov 19, 2021
    53
    Thrills are few and far between amid this hour-long morass. Bloodmoon suffers from two problems that seem as though they should preclude one another: It is thin on fresh ideas and unexpected twists. Its hard rock-meets-hardcore permutations are familiar to anyone who has ever heard, say, Evanescence and Breaking Benjamin.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Nov 23, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. After 30 years together, the hardcore dynamos hit a nadir. Their collaborative album with Chelsea Wolfe and Stephen Brodsky is exhausting and predictable, a ceaseless barrage of the banal. Full Review »
  2. Nov 23, 2021
    9
    A beautiful collaboration. It’s a great album by some of the best musicians out there.