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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Seattle doom metal duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman is a single 83-minute track that features guest vocals of Erik Moggridge.
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  1. Oct 23, 2017
    91
    Attention spans will certainly be tested, but surrender to the despair and Bell Witch’s slow-motion eulogy--delivered through a lonely ring of guitar, gently crashing cymbals, and stray funeral-home organ--hits like a blast beat to the heart.
  2. Oct 23, 2017
    80
    Mirror Reaper isn’t so sanguine, but its visions of time fleeting and freezing brace us for the reality of the state from which no traveler returns.
  3. Oct 23, 2017
    80
    Mirror Reaper is certainly an outstanding accomplishment in the Bell Witch catalogue. It may be their most emotionally stirring and musically ambitious record to date.
  4. Oct 24, 2017
    80
    The music maintains its drive as it moves, risking the occasional drag in the more languid sections, but never succumbing to a total loss of momentum.
  5. Oct 30, 2017
    80
    Mirror Reaper simulates that totality of grief, but it also transcends its own function as a eulogy.
  6. Oct 23, 2017
    58
    Mirror Reaper is a challenging album to listen to on multiple fronts. On the one hand, it is oppressive and deep music, wrought with heavy themes and even heavier aesthetics. On the other hand, it challenges the listener's patience with overcooked ideas that threaten to spoil what is otherwise an immaculately produced record.
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  1. Oct 26, 2017
    10
    A beautiful work of art, deep and dark. Desmond did a wonderful job of capturing what he must have been feeling after the death of his formerA beautiful work of art, deep and dark. Desmond did a wonderful job of capturing what he must have been feeling after the death of his former drummer, Adrian. Expand