There Existed an Addiction to Blood

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Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2019 Ratings: #210 / 789
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2019 Ratings: #36
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Spectrum Culture

There Was an Addiction to Blood is the album Clipping was born to make, but it will polarize the listening public more than their previous releases.

86
Sputnikmusic

Blood, at its heart — if, indeed, it has one — is a puzzle, whether it intends to be or not.

85
Paste
Here, they’ve given their most focused project, all while exploring the darkest corners of humanity over envelope-pushing industrial production. With a carefully constructed chaos, Clipping. throw us into their torturous musical realm and boldly ask us to find the art in fear.
80
The Line of Best Fit

With There Existed An Addiction To Blood, Clipping have artfully seized upon the viscera of the horrorcore genre, creating an album which is both disheartening and sonically intriguing. It is yet another successful experiment for the group and one of the eeriest examples of modern hip-hop to date.

80
AllMusic

The album's most exciting tracks are downright hallucinatory.

80
The Skinny
Between the striking imagery, lyrical dexterity, rap chops and epic production, it takes multiple listens to get to the heart of this record, each one well worth your time.
80
Clash
What Clipping have done on ‘There Existed An Addiction To Blood’ is show that hip-hop doesn’t need to keep to convention to be gripping and visceral; refusing to be placed in stasis for the sake of chart success, the group deserve all the plaudits that will come their way.
80
The 405

On There Existed An Addiction To Blood, poring over the lyrics and dissecting every inch of what Diggs says proves that there are few rappers so potent and worth reading up on. Yet, while Diggs alone is an exceptional rapper, the instrumentals of Snipes and Hutson have always been the most obvious component that sets Clipping apart from most experimental hip hop groups.

80
The Needle Drop

Make room in your annual Halloween-time music rotation for Clipping's latest.

70
Loud and Quiet

In an era of easy-listen playlists, Clipping should at least be applauded for creating a record so thoroughly demanding.

45
Pitchfork
Despite being based on a ’70s vampire film, the rap trio’s album is somehow their most bloodless project to date.
PipePanic
96

Patient #5 Test Results:

Description: After hearing 'There Existed an Addiction to Blood' by Clipping, a pacient went into a nervous breakdown, with three dead bodies found at the scene. Here is the recorded conversation with a medical professional. Names have been erased to protect the innocent.

Doctor: So, how are you feeling after the breakdown?

Patient: It's clipping bitch.

Doctor: So you've been saying, and i'd love if you wouldn't use such language towards me. Are we clear?

Patient: ... read more

BradTasteMusic
80

Ouch pitchfork

RakkSmells
84

I've heard some pretty scary albums before. Albums that downright C R U S H you. You Won't Get What You Want was one of my favourite albums of last year, with its unbelievably heavy and crushing sound that would soon derail into a downright terrifying and gripping ending that leaves you in distraught and fear. I've heard a bit of Caligula, and from what I've heard of it so far it just feels a bit forced in my opinion. I like it for the most part, but that's just my opinion. But what "There ... read more

SayHeyKiddo
94

DEATH AINT SHIT 3/4

There Existed an Addiction to Blood is by far clipping's most interesting and consistent project. This album goes insanely hard and is far more cohesive than any of their other material. The horror, the slow burn of the sense of shits going down. Everything about this album is great. Daveed outrapped himself on Splendid & Misery for sure with tracks liek La Mala Ordina, Run for Your Life, All In Your Head, Blood of the Fang. It's like watching the grimiest, most ... read more

88

Trepidatious. Best song: Blood of the Fang

85

8.5/10

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Added on: August 14, 2019