Savage Gold

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. Jun 26, 2014
    89
    The pounding "Portraits," gloomy "Severed Lives," and wonderfully odd "Deathtripper" betoken a metal band reaching new peaks in agile brutality.
  2. Jun 11, 2014
    83
    You can feel their newfound focus and commitment here, racing through every new crest Hernandez hits or each burly refrain Hill bellows.
  3. Jun 11, 2014
    80
    Wherever Tombs travel, they create evocative metallic nightmares most of their contemporaries only dream of crafting.
  4. 80
    At 10 tracks, Savage Gold is lean enough not to wander, diverse enough not bore, and certainly heavy enough to smash skulls and pillage minds.
  5. Jun 11, 2014
    80
    Savage Gold is of course far more than the sum of its parts, but those parts--Killing Joke, Deathspell Omega, later Death--make for an excellent starting point for the band's considerable combined talents to spring from.
  6. Kerrang!
    Jun 24, 2014
    60
    While they're no Tool, there's also a little something for the more cerebral of listeners. [7 Jun 2014, p.53]
  7. Jul 21, 2014
    50
    Savage approximates an extreme metal endgame, pushing the music into increasingly intricate, brutal, and downright boring forms.
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  1. Jun 25, 2014
    8
    Everything I was hoping for in previous Tombs releases, all in one sprawling package simply bursting with vibrant new ideas and tight,Everything I was hoping for in previous Tombs releases, all in one sprawling package simply bursting with vibrant new ideas and tight, energetic musicianship. Expand