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Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Nov 6, 2014
    89
    What makes the seventh Wovenhand LP such a refreshing departure [is] Refractory Obdurate is the unabashed electric rock LP the Colorado fourpiece has hinted at in its last two releases.
  2. 83
    Refractory Obdurate sounds a clamorous warning that something is nigh. Rather than a direct message, Edwards offers only a shatter of brimstone pieces.
  3. May 6, 2014
    82
    The album finally makes good on the post-punk and metal influences that have forever lingered at the edges of Wovenhand’s output.
  4. Uncut
    Jul 24, 2014
    80
    The overall effect is almost hallucinatory. [Jul 2014, p.83]
  5. May 6, 2014
    80
    This is music ripped from one man's heart and soul, and if it sometimes makes you uncomfortable, that means Wovenhand have done their job well.
  6. 70
    It's quite hazy, quite crowded but it works. It really does.

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