- The Incessant

Meat Wave - The Incessant
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Rank: #196 / 510
USER SCORE
73
Based on
18 ratings

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90
Drowned in Sound
It’s a self-abusive record that writhes with fury, tightly wound into concise, ugly outbursts of pain.
83
A.V. Club
It’s the sound of a band fighting through the darkness in order to find something new and sounding emboldened by the process.
80
AllMusic

Like love, The Incessant is not for the faint of heart, but it's a gripping and deeply personal piece of art and another solid release from this gritty, all-or-nothing trio.

80
The Guardian
Chicago trio Meat Wave were already purveyors of bracing, pulse-racing feral noise, but for their third album, they’ve also channelled the intensity of The Rat by the Walkmen – all lasering barks, mercuried distortion and taut guitars that squeeze your emotive grapes.
70
God Is in the TV

The Incessant is an invigorating, passionate and confident-sounding album from a band who deserve a lot more attention than they’ve been afforded in the past.

60
Clash

The Incessant has a wealth of great ideas baked into the sediment of a wholly unremarkable collection of songs but boasts enough personality to still be worth giving the benefit of your doubt.

60
DIY
‘The Incessant’ marks a turning point, as Meat Wave tackle their demons head on.
Mar 20, 2017
Miss80s
85
Très intéressant. Une créativité musicale tout en étant chaotique. À un certain point, ils me font penser à la technique musicale de Subhumans UK (Bad Man) mais en version plus punk garage. Intense.
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Added on: January 14, 2017