While She Sleeps - SO WHAT?
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #95 / 737
User Score
Based on 42 ratings
2019 Ratings: #931
March 1, 2019 / Release Date
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Search and Destroy, Spinefarm / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Make no mistakes, While She Sleeps are one of the finest metal acts the UK have to offer. This record wasn’t necessarily needed to prove that, but boy, does it cement the fact. So What? has all the makings of a modern metal classic, and with any luck, it will be.

85
Metal Injection

So What? is a careful, perhaps overly cautious, step in a direction overflowing with new possibilities. While She Sleeps have always been about the long game, but this album will be more than enough to keep them competing in the big leagues.

80
Metal Hammer
Is this While She Sleeps’ best album? At this point, with so much density and so much that is alien to the ear, it’s hard to say. Is it one of the most challenging records in this scene from, almost certainly, its most challenging band? Absolutely.
80
Kerrang!
It’s While She Sleeps as you’ve never quite heard them before, and the most exciting this band have been since that first encounter with them.
80
Upset
It’s a piece of work from a band who are not yet at the peak of their powers, eyeing up the next mountain to climb and finding it well within their reach to keep on going.
60
Exclaim!
Trying to bring new fans in by injecting some pop sensibilities is all well and good, but this feels more like a transparent attempt at marketability than genuine musical vision.
mj04
56
Sounds like typical generic Metalcore, nothing new.
FatalNoise
82
one of the best metalcore records by far last year, these guys have always been good but this is a step up. Politically charged by thundering but catchy riffs attacking your senses throughout. A very special album
JayCrackers
56
ANTI-SOCIAL 6.5/10
I'VE SEEN IT ALL 5/10
INSPIRE 7.5/10
SO WHAT? 5.5/10
THE GUILTY PARTY 4.5/10
HAUNT ME 6/10
ELEPHANT 5/10
SET YOU FREE 4.5/10
GOOD GRIEF 5.5/10
BACK OF MY MIND 5/10
GATES OF PARADISE 7/10
Average: 5.6/10
notbuzzzila
79
What is The Skinny even on
It's good but...not 100/100 c'mon pal
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#23/Kerrang!

Track List

  1. ANTI-SOCIAL
  2. I'VE SEEN IT ALL
  3. INSPIRE
  4. SO WHAT?
  5. THE GUILTY PARTY
  6. HAUNT ME
  7. ELEPHANT
  8. SET YOU FREE
  9. GOOD GRIEF
  10. BACK OF MY MIND
  11. GATES OF PARADISE
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Added on: December 11, 2018