• Record Label: SQE
  • Release Date: Apr 8, 2014
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  1. Apr 28, 2014
    3
    I just have to say that I love The Faint...but this album is easily their worst. Granted there are a few good tracks, but the rest of the album is filled with songs that seem incredibly half-assed...like they named the track before they wrote it and just shouted the title over and over. There are a few select tracks on this album that I believe illustrate the progression that the band wasI just have to say that I love The Faint...but this album is easily their worst. Granted there are a few good tracks, but the rest of the album is filled with songs that seem incredibly half-assed...like they named the track before they wrote it and just shouted the title over and over. There are a few select tracks on this album that I believe illustrate the progression that the band was looking to conquer with this album such as: Evil Voices and Damage Control. Overall, I am very disappointed with this album, The Faint has been one of my favorite bands for a long time and this album was a huge let down. Expand
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
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  1. May 23, 2014
    65
    Every element dances on the verge of clipping or glitching, and The Faint's brand of controlled chaos holds the album together like a corset.
  2. Q Magazine
    May 20, 2014
    60
    The celestial keys and brooding bass of Lesson From The Darkness could be straight from the early '80s, but The Faint's mastery of their influences ensures Doom Abuse is defiantly their own creation. [Jun 2014, p.108]
  3. Magnet
    May 19, 2014
    80
    A comeback triumph that exchanges the desiccated roboticism of its predecessor for the vital, maniac, seductively imperfect epic exuberance. [No. 109, p.55]