Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Aug 5, 2019
    100
    Surprisingly, it’s far more tuneful than her previous release, ALL BITCHES DIE, and yet arguably even less listenable. ... Her voice is an astonishing instrument, moving from operatic fullness to hyperventilating shredded shrieks, but always foregrounding intelligibility.
  2. Aug 5, 2019
    100
    It might not be an easy listen at times, but make no mistake, this is a vital an important record and one that needs to be heard in order to make sense of it. A definite contender for album of the year and one whose impact will stand alongside Lou Reed‘s Berlin for years to come.
  3. Aug 5, 2019
    90
    Hayter's already dynamic aesthetic. Her thoughtful amalgam of opera, neoclassical darkwave, and death industrial continues to produce theatrical yet still intimate pieces. But above all, Hayter's uncompromised voice tells a necessary story that contests the dominant narratives of women's trauma. Her vivid, brutal portrayal of the enduring effects of misogyny and domestic abuse strictly reveals the gruesome realities of it.
  4. Aug 5, 2019
    81
    With Caligula, she has created a murderous amalgam of opera, metal, and noise that uses her classical training like a Trojan Horse, burning misogyny to ash from its Judeo-Christian roots.
  5. The Wire
    Aug 9, 2019
    80
    An even deeper dig into the wound exposed on her debut. The album is drenched in divinity, its consideration of good and evil as polar concepts is biblical, elevating vengeance to a God-given imperative. Her classically trained voice deals in spiritual cadences, and commands gothic instrumentation of strings and drones. [Aug 2019, p.58]
  6. Aug 5, 2019
    80
    Hayter is classically trained, and there is emotional as well as technical brilliance to the way she expands her vocal palette here.
  7. Aug 5, 2019
    80
    From start to finish, this album feels like an exposed wound, freshly – you might almost say studiously – picked and mastered to tape. It is an album of baroque intensity and gothic flamboyance played out like one long cathartic scream. Like an onion, it offers up layer after layer to slowly unpeel, each one a potential incitement to the very bitterest tears.
  8. Aug 5, 2019
    80
    The push-pull between fragile piano and ruptures of psychic static is arresting, but by far Kristin’s most captivating weapon is her voice. ... It’s an awesome work of extreme beauty and brutality that will leave you speechless.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 9, 2019
    8
    Lingua ingota manages to blend beautiful and hard to listen to music, creating a fantastic musical experience to provoke thoughts of heaven,Lingua ingota manages to blend beautiful and hard to listen to music, creating a fantastic musical experience to provoke thoughts of heaven, hell and relationships. Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2019
    9
    This record is even more incredible trip to hell than it’s predecessor. Wow.
  3. Aug 5, 2019
    8
    Caligula (from the Roman Emperor reference) tells all devastating effects of vices: depression of humanity as byproduct of wars among humansCaligula (from the Roman Emperor reference) tells all devastating effects of vices: depression of humanity as byproduct of wars among humans or within themselves. Lingua Ignota told us their uncertainties for two choices of life. The result is wicked, that is the desire to take revenge. It's f**king wicked that reminds us all how humans can be out of their own control from wickedness they suffer in life. Full Review »