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7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 60 out of 85
  2. Negative: 14 out of 85
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  1. Jul 20, 2018
    6
    It's a great album with a lot of uniqueness of its own, but you do get a sense of deja vu.
    "Rituals" sounds a lot like Converge's "Fault & Fracture" while "Alma Mater" sounds like it could be taken straight from The Dillinger Escape Plans "Miss Machine" album.
    Of course, that's great if you like those bands (and I do), and they are still great tracks and performed extremely well. The
    It's a great album with a lot of uniqueness of its own, but you do get a sense of deja vu.
    "Rituals" sounds a lot like Converge's "Fault & Fracture" while "Alma Mater" sounds like it could be taken straight from The Dillinger Escape Plans "Miss Machine" album.
    Of course, that's great if you like those bands (and I do), and they are still great tracks and performed extremely well.
    The real gem on the album is "Aftermath", for a band where you have come to expect the unexpected to the point where it's predictable.. this was a nice touch... and as the opening track (minus the intro track), makes it feel even more unexpected.
    It's hard not to give this album another play, and it certainly improves with each listen.
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92

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Mar 6, 2018
    90
    Although Rolo Tomassi's four previous records are phenomenal in their own right, this album emits a more structured sense of chaos than before. The days of the band's video game-like synth tones living amongst hardcore mayhem are long gone, replaced with a more developed sound and sophisticated energy.
  2. This is easily their most expansive work yet--a continued exploration of the beauty in brutality.
  3. Mar 5, 2018
    90
    What follows maintains both the high standard and the mixture of shades and textures.