There Existed an Addiction to Blood

clipping. - There Existed an Addiction to Blood
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Based on 11 reviews
2019 Ratings: #180 / 625
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Based on 702 ratings
2019 Ratings: #62
October 18, 2019 / Release Date
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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
98
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
Inglume
61
....Yay? Hmm, uh...(*gets Piano Burning flashbacks*)...how should I even start this?

Well, I think it's best to start off with the basics. I liked it...it's a decent album. Experimental hip hop trio, clipping, makes their long-awaited return with what is perhaps their darkest, most tortured, ambitiously conceptual full-length studio album. Focusing primarily on the Halloween and horror movie concept, touching on themes such as racism, police brutality, gang violence, the mafia and bloodlust, ... read more
okcomputer12127
87
it's clipping bitch!

When I heard that the new clipping album was going to release, I was not too hyped, The first single 'Nothing Is Safe' was such a bad song, it was so boring, it just felt so bland, for a group that not so long ago, put out one of my favorite songs of the decade; 'Story 2'. For a long time I thought I wasn't going to review this album, but as the singles improved with songs like 'La Mala Ordina' and 'Blood of The Fang', I decided that I would listen to this album, so here I ... read more
RakkSmells
95
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
WhatTheFunk
85
Open your eyes.

You're in Los Angeles, in that dark and lost bar with a strange name. You try to find your way among the onlookers who speak loudly, laugh loudly and swallow their pints in one-shot. The atmosphere is smoky, you can hardly discern the 3 dark silhouettes that appear on the stage at the back of the bar. 3 priests dressed in black, one of them has a microphone and screams shrill incantations with an extremely fast flow. Catchy and industrial music resonates throughout the room. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Nothing is Safe
  3. He Dead (feat. Ed Balloon)
  4. Haunting (Interlude)
  5. La Mala Ordina (with the Rita) (feat. Elcamino & Benny the Butcher)
  6. Club Down (with Sarah Bernat)
  7. Prophecy (Interlude)
  8. Run for Your Life (feat. La Chat)
  9. The Show
  10. Possession (Interlude)
  11. All in Your Head (feat. Counterfeit Madison & Robyn Hood)
  12. Blood of the Fang
  13. Story 7
  14. Attunement (with Pedestrian Deposit)
  15. Piano Burning
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