A Different Shade of Blue

Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 106 ratings
2019 Ratings: #688
August 23, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

A Different Shade of Blue is a disciplined meditation on resentment, grief and loss.

80
NME

Anxiety trembles in every crevice of this record, which sees the Kentucky band's songwriting prowess mutate into fascinating, thrilling new shapes.

80
Kerrang!

A Different Shade Of Blue is not only a worthy successor to their debut, it eclipses it across the board, and offers more of everything that made that record so compelling.

60
The Needle Drop

Breakdowns galore on Knocked Loose's death metal-infused sophomore album, though it's sometimes hard to tell one from the next.

WhatTheFunk
60
Three years after the bomb "Laugh Tracks" in the hardcore scene and several tours, the audience was waiting for the new album from the Midwest quintet, Knocked Loose. Today, the band can very clearly claim to be one of the pioneers of the new metalcore scene, between Code Orange and Jesus Piece. The production does not seem to be radically different from "Laugh Tracks", Bryan's loud voice is at the rendezvous and punk-like acceleration always mixes with the heavy riffs. We ... read more
MasterCrackfox
75
All right, lets take a break from all that poppy stuff and try something that'll beat our face in a little differently.

Knocked Loose, as they call out on their opening track, want to feel something and want you to feel it along with them. What might that be? Well, it could be angry, fearful, or downright dirty. But importantly, they will make you feel something. They bring such unbridled aggression and energy to their music that its impossible not to feel what is being delivered.

Now if ... read more
laz456
50
This thing feels so tame to me- incredibly underwhelming, dime a dozen metalcore. I'm starting to think Code Orange is the literal only band in the genre who actually have some real punch.
notanalt
65
All I See Is Sadness...
amygoodall
55
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Track List

  1. Belleville
  2. Trapped in the Grasp of a Memory
  3. A Serpent's Touch (feat. Emma Boster)
  4. By the Grave
  5. In the Walls
  6. Guided by the Moon
  7. Mistakes Like Fractures
  8. Forget Your Name (feat. Keith Buckley)
  9. Road 23
  10. ...And Still I Wander South
  11. Denied by Fate
  12. Misguided Son
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Added on: June 9, 2019