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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the British hard rock band was produced by Dan Hawkins.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    For those who remain strangely tickled by their frivolous, heart-felt one-offmanship, every track here will prick your ears. Easter might be cancelled, but for rock fans Christmas has come early. [Oct 2019, p.86]
  2. Kerrang!
    Oct 9, 2019
    80
    For those who like their rock adventurous, Easter may be cancelled, but Christmas has come early. [12 Oct 2019, p.55]
  3. Oct 3, 2019
    70
    Easter Is Cancelled is a soaring and melodic evolution for The Darkness, a fresh step into maturation that retains their campy, fun-loving spirit without all the sleaze and filth.
  4. Mojo
    Oct 3, 2019
    60
    Though brief nautical ballad Deck Chair is a skit too far here, there's a great bubblegum-pop song fighting its way through the exploded theatrics of Heavy Metal Lover, while silly song of thanks for the six-string We Are The Guitar Men is a virtuosic hoot. [Nov 2019, p.89]
  5. Oct 3, 2019
    55
    It's not a great record by any means but it's a hell of a lot of fun and should serve as a grand excuse to get them out on the road again and into a live setting where their exciting silliness excels.
  6. Oct 7, 2019
    50
    It’s not a bad album, but it is hindered with a lack of understanding on what made the band so great to begin with. So, prepare to experience as many rough moments as there is smooth ones.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 5, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Hermoso disco muy bien elaborado con la esencia del rock, buen regreso de The Darkness Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    EIC is an easy 10/10 for me and the bonus tracks are a beautiful come down, especially Confirmation Bias which I can’t get enough of. ThisEIC is an easy 10/10 for me and the bonus tracks are a beautiful come down, especially Confirmation Bias which I can’t get enough of. This album is everything I hoped it would be and more. The Fellas are still in very fine form - 6 solid albums in and it feels like they’ve still got more to give. I’ve listed to the album about 20 times and still loving it. For true Darkness fans this is a gem. Expand
  3. Oct 9, 2019
    10
    Did they ever leave? The Darkness return with arguably there best Album. Listen and marvel at the ROCK!!!
  4. Oct 9, 2019
    10
    UPD: I believe it's important to mention that my review is based on Deluxe version of the album.

    At the very first go I wasn't happy. It
    UPD: I believe it's important to mention that my review is based on Deluxe version of the album.

    At the very first go I wasn't happy. It seemed that there are too many acoustic things, that the whole album lacks cool heavy mindblowing tracks like 'Black Shack'. Perhaps, only 'Choke on It' has captured my attention from the start, though other tracks made me happy in a few next tries.

    I've listened to the album at least 5 times and I am really enjoying it now. Experiments are both bold and interesting and lyrics are great, especially Heavy Metal Lover with 'you look so happy when you're carving meat', a serenade to a chair with romantic French lines and a song about the cognitive bias ('Confirmation Bias'). 'We Are the Guitar Men' is nice with all these Queen-like harmony and backs with Van Halen's 'Eruption' in the end. 'Live 'Til I Die' is the song from 'Permission to Land' era, and you can feel it. Even the singles which I didn't like that much from the start are nice, especially 'Heart Explodes', it feels like a great song for Autumn.

    So, if you were disappointed with the album from the start, give it another go, it is worth it. I don't believe The Darkness can become as huge as they were back in 2003 but they are still a hell of a band. A decent one, at the very least, even if you do not dig them. And a great one, if you love them as I do.
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  5. Oct 12, 2019
    9
    A great record from start to finish. The Hawkins Brothers guitar works is fantastic as always. I can live without the bonus tracks, but theA great record from start to finish. The Hawkins Brothers guitar works is fantastic as always. I can live without the bonus tracks, but the proper album is stellar. Expand
  6. Oct 6, 2019
    9
    Once again The Darkness prove to be the current reigning champions of all things rock while at the same time exploring and experimenting andOnce again The Darkness prove to be the current reigning champions of all things rock while at the same time exploring and experimenting and pulling a few new tricks from their sleeve. The albums production is layered and huge and the songs range from full on metal assaults to introspective balladry while always maintaining that classic The Darkness tongue in cheek humor. Another instant classic to add to their impressive discography. Great job lads. Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2019
    4
    The album seems a little confuse for me. The musics don't conect to each other..