User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28

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  1. johnw
    Feb 5, 2006
    10
    fuck crimes
  2. QuelfMonger
    Apr 24, 2003
    3
    Even the open minded will want to throw this CD out of the window and run for their dear little lives. I hung in there for the most part, and had a good laugh or two, but in the end, this album fails to leave a mark (or should I say: skidmark) on the map. Does it rock? Dear God yes. And if "Rawkin'" is your sole criteria in buying music, look no further, you have found it. This album Even the open minded will want to throw this CD out of the window and run for their dear little lives. I hung in there for the most part, and had a good laugh or two, but in the end, this album fails to leave a mark (or should I say: skidmark) on the map. Does it rock? Dear God yes. And if "Rawkin'" is your sole criteria in buying music, look no further, you have found it. This album rocks so hard that my mind is still numb from the experience. But the album ultimately fails from a lack of variety in songs. Quite simply, every song sounds the same, and the end result is 40 minutes of hammering on your skull. It is headache inducing dribble. Avoid it. If you're looking to shock the bleep out of your friends, this CD would work, but may I suggest: "MC HellSh**". Now, THAT'S entertainment. Expand
  3. Andy
    Aug 16, 2006
    7
    This album is great but it doesn't match the originality and creativity they fuse together on their later effort, Crimes.
  4. staticprevailed
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    awesome scope and musical skill, a truely incendary realese, punk lives!!!!!! the best fucking album i own!
  5. TaylorN
    Sep 8, 2004
    10
    i'd give it and 11 if i could
  6. BoO!
    Mar 10, 2005
    10
    This Band is everywhere, the drumming is scattered, guitars are spinning and swrriving vocals are doubled. Everything is all crazin like a nascar wreck that spins out of control and flipps over and over and over until it hits us in the face. As Many times as ive listened to this album, they would all be dead. Absolutely Great!
  7. Hollowaxis
    Jun 28, 2005
    10
    This band sounds like that part of American History X where the dude bites the pavement. You dont want to look, but you know that if you miss it you wont be able to hold intelligent conversation with a film fan ever again. If you like music of any guitar and drums based variety this album should scream, tear and maul its way into your collection. This is massivley hardcore music performed This band sounds like that part of American History X where the dude bites the pavement. You dont want to look, but you know that if you miss it you wont be able to hold intelligent conversation with a film fan ever again. If you like music of any guitar and drums based variety this album should scream, tear and maul its way into your collection. This is massivley hardcore music performed with sould and real feeling. So many bands pretend to be harder than they are but with no compromise Blood Brothers deliver spine cracking songs on after the other. Buy this album. You might be scared at first, shocked or even horrified. Its not run of the mill angry metal fodder but is miles and miles ahead of anything else that is going on. Love this band. Please. Expand
  8. TonyH
    May 20, 2003
    10
    so much fun to just spaz out to while listening to since the music fits my state of mind perfectly
  9. ThomsW
    May 6, 2003
    10
    This album, to me, break many bars and will be looked at as a very big part of music trend setting. saddly though, i dont believe it will get the credit for doing so.
  10. zackh
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    The best album i have ever heard. I now own every cd by the blood brothers. Buy this record
  11. BDiddy
    Jun 12, 2004
    10
    A massive 10. This is the baws.
  12. TristramC
    Sep 6, 2005
    10
    I am very stingy with my perfect scores but this is a case where it is certainly deserved. I am not aware of a precedent for this music. I am sure the band is influenced by the Residents and Captain Beefheart likeminded avants at heart and have paired it with the DC hardcore of Bad Brains, Minor Threat etc. However, I can
  13. JustinB.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    An album with this type of music can not sound better than what the blood brothers did with 'burn piano island, burn."
  14. Rob
    Dec 22, 2003
    10
    This is the best CD I own. Not one bad thing to say about this CD. This is how real "hardcore"or "punk", or whatever you wanna call should be done.
  15. TylerJ
    Jun 22, 2003
    10
    This is definitly an album that defies all classifications. It throws punk, hardcore, reggae, samba, and anything you else you can think of into a cauldron and lets it simmer to the listener's delite.
  16. adamb
    Jul 24, 2003
    10
    if you like punk rock, indi, emo, or SCREAMO you need to get this album now, when you lesion to is album in your room it will break down you walls and blow your mind away
  17. Sep 25, 2010
    10
    this album will kick the **** out of you! lyricaly, and instrumentaly. if you sample it, and decide to go buy it. i highly recommend that you also pick up "march on electric children" also by the blood brothers. both intelligent, and well put together albums.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mojo
    80
    There are no punk-lite hits here, but cult stardom is knocking at the door. [Mar 2003, p.112]
  2. Kids looking to anger their parents to the point of losing it should pick up this CD, turn up the stereo, and lock the door.
  3. The album's clever turns don't take away from The Blood Brothers as a ravaging hardcore band; instead, they enlist chops in service of a manic vision all the more insinuating for its brutality.