Kerrang!'s Scores

  • Music
For 1,239 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Samsara
Lowest review score: 20 If Not Now, When?
Score distribution:
1239 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is more a showcase of Korn's strengths when hard times do come along; harnessing their ability to inspire and energise even in the darkest and most difficult of circumstances. [14 Sep 2019, p.53]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Corpse Flower is an album for completists. [15 Sep 2019, p.55]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As good as Heavy Fire? Nope, but it's another superb shot of classic-spirited heavy rock from masters of their craft. [7 Sep 2019, p.55]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is another modern classic from a classic band. [14 Sep 2019, p.55]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the work of a brilliant artist who is singular in both talent and vision. [14 Sep 2019, p.54]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sounds as powerful as ever. A welcome return from a much-missed thrash battalion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's undeniable is that Ceremony's sixth album is packed with more memorable tunes than many bands can manage in a whole six albums. [31 Aug 2019, p.54]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine a more enchanting soundtrack to the summer. [24 Aug 2019, p.55]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the most intricate and densely-layered album Tool have yet made, but to use the word like "complex" to describe the counting-in-prime-numbers time signatures of Invincible or digital-only track Legion Inoculant would be lazy in the extreme. ... An album that pushes and challenges its creators and its audiences in new ways, the finer details of which will probably take another 13 years to fully unwrap and appreciate. [24 Aug 2019, p.53]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Coming in cold, it’s another Killswitch Engage album – metal that punches and screams with an effectiveness and accuracy of attack that is ingrained from experts in their field doing their thing for a long time. But in knowing the journey of its creation, it gains a character and a level of emotion that would otherwise be absent.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a rare talent in being able to soundtrack a nightmare and put it to a catchy beat, but it's a skill in which this deadly duo have become absolute masters. [17 Aug 2019, p.55]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Sparse arrangements and songs that are never less than smart, How Do You Love? is an album for lovers than fighters and for anyone with a little romance in their heart, this is a doozy. [17 Aug 2019, p.55]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Busy with songs that fizz with life and are packed with the kind of choruses that exist in a glorious, endless summer. [17 Aug 2019, p.55]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    20 years since their debut, Slipknot are as bold, fearless and exhilarating as ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The push-pull between fragile piano and ruptures of psychic static is arresting, but by far Kristin’s most captivating weapon is her voice. ... It’s an awesome work of extreme beauty and brutality that will leave you speechless.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Volbeat still sound like a band desperately searching for an identity to call their own. [3 Aug 2019, p.59]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superior collection from a genuinely superior group. [27 Jul 2019, p.56]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When it works, as it does particularly well on Should've and Doesn't Matter, the results are impressive. But Throughout, Falling is Never less than commendable. [27 Jul 2019, p.57]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stories unfurl with an infectious nerdiness that undulates between giddy Boys’ Own exuberance and a museum curator’s painstaking attention to detail. [20 Jul 2019, p.57]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, it’s the hardest and heaviest album they’ve ever made, and across its 10 tracks, it’s also Sum 41 at their most creative and willing to explore their frontiers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are numerous peaks on what might be Torche's finest album since 2008's Meanderthal. [20 Jul 2019, p.58]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results will mostly appeal to completists. [13 Jul 2019, p.73]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The songs blurring together in a collision of lurching, down-tuned juddering riffs and electronics. ... Tedious. [6 Jul 2019, p.55]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Charming, likeable collection. [29 Jun 2019, p.56]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A powerful, if not quite life-changing set of songs. [8 Jun 2019, p.55]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Music born of despair has rarely been as exhilarating as this. [15 Jun 2019, p.55]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When Rise is good, it's a blast. However, like the boozy gang from which they take their name, there's a tendency toward excess. [22 Jun 2019, p.59]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's so genuinely anti-social, abrasive and purposeful in its mission to turn you off that it's actually impressive. [25 May 2019, p.55]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A powerful and worthy addition to the band's increasingly diverse catalogue. [15 Jun 2019, p.55]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kind Heaven is a beautifully conceived, exquisitely constructed and fully realised work of towering ambition. ... The perfect album to soundtrack the summer. [15 Jun 2019, p.54]
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