• Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2003
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. KayM
    Mar 3, 2003
    5
    The vocal aren't the gritty, raw gems that are being compared to the superlative genre of Waits, Cash, or other troubadours. Eric B's voice is more like leftover Bryan Adams with a strong hint of Martin Zeller (ala Gear Daddies)... which ruins it for me. Maybe not for you. There are equally as many dopey lines as there are great ones as well. But the musicianship is superb. Top The vocal aren't the gritty, raw gems that are being compared to the superlative genre of Waits, Cash, or other troubadours. Eric B's voice is more like leftover Bryan Adams with a strong hint of Martin Zeller (ala Gear Daddies)... which ruins it for me. Maybe not for you. There are equally as many dopey lines as there are great ones as well. But the musicianship is superb. Top notch actually. Expand
  2. danm
    Feb 13, 2003
    10
    a lyrical masterpiece. the melodies will haunt you. bachmann's tales of drunkenness and redemption are unforgettable.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. What sets Red Devil Dawn apart, though, is a sense of personalized tragedy that Bachmann hasn't addressed much before.
  2. The lyrics on Red Devil Dawn are some of his most poetic to date.
  3. Red Devil Dawn is as intricate and bewitching as the work of Tom Waits or the Tindersticks.