Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Kerrang!
    Sep 29, 2014
    100
    It's not nice, but Electric Wizard prove here that sometimes to achieve perfection, all you need is hate. [20 Sep 2014, p.53]
  2. Sep 25, 2014
    90
    If bong-rattling stoner doom is your cup of flayed meat, you won’t want to miss this demonic feast.
  3. 80
    Electric Wizard are arguably the most revered band of the doom metal genre since Black Sabbath themselves, and on Time To Die, they remind us why.
  4. Sep 30, 2014
    80
    It’s great that Electric Wizard are still around and are still pushing the limits of heavy music--not just for metal itself, but for British metal in particular.
  5. 80
    Not to be outdone by US stoner-rock peers Sleep and Earth, who have records out this year, the Dorset satanists have spat out this eighth album.
  6. Mojo
    Sep 25, 2014
    80
    This is the most uncompromising album of the year. [Oct 2014, p.96]
  7. Sep 25, 2014
    80
    Time To Die is not perfect, but it's a nastier, hungrier album that stands with their best work.
  8. Sep 25, 2014
    80
    Jammed out and demonstrating real chemistry, Time To Die is perhaps best appreciated as one piece of music and proves both atmospheric and immersive in the extreme. The band have lost none of their twisted genius in the four years since their last full-length.
  9. Sep 25, 2014
    80
    Nothing can detract from the monumental density and weight of these hostile and misanthropic psych-jams.
  10. Oct 1, 2014
    79
    It’s rare to see a band as established as Electric Wizard come back from a slump with renewed vigor and a fresh shot of hellfire coursing through their veins, but with Time to Die, they’ve both surpassed expectations and proved that they’re still as vital as they ever were.
  11. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 17, 2014
    70
    At their best, the Wizard can still makes you spurt blood from every orifice. [Nov 2014, p.93]
  12. Sep 29, 2014
    70
    Time to Die is not Dopethrone; you only get one of those. But its well-tread riffology is enough of a back to basics approach that it should bring alienated purists back into the EW fold.
  13. Uncut
    Sep 25, 2014
    70
    Close to monomaniacal in their passions--weed, Satan, vintage British horror--Time To Die nonetheless introduces a gnarly edge to their downturned churn. [Nov 2014, p.73]
  14. Sep 26, 2014
    60
    Where their last record, Black Masses, sped, this record swings.

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