I Let It in and It Took Everything

Loathe - I Let It in and It Took Everything
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Based on 75 ratings
2020 Ratings: #20
February 7, 2020 / Release Date
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Doublez
81
Every time I listen to I Let It In And It Took Everything I come out of it with palpitations, like an adrenaline rush of power, and an unconditional will to play it again. It's finally for me the first metal album of the year that really brings me satisfaction (there's Naiv by Thy Catafalque but it's not really comparable since it's a very multi-genre UFO) because beyond the immense total emotion that the Liverpool band is able to offer, there's a perfect balance between brutality, devotion and ... read more
nijakiler17
96
this does shoegaze better than loveless
VinylFantasy
96
Loathe's debit, The Cold Sun, gained them a cult following in the metal community. Their enigmatic and unique approach to music stood out in an increasingly stagnant genre, and they showed a lot of promise. Following it up, it would have been easy to write another album of good heavy tracks. But instead, Loathe have produced something so wildly unique that I suspect it will be seen as their magnum opus, and an achievement of the genre as a whole.

I Let It In has a varied yet consistent ... read more
Aoaystheory
90
I Let It in and It Took Everything is literally everything you could ask for in a modern Metalcore record. I honestly tire from the endless bombardment of overly fast metalcore records that leave zero room for their songs to air out or expand. It seems to be the trend to go full-force for a 25-35 minute run-time, with cleverly placed breakdowns and an occasional clean-vocal hook. Loathe took the formula and threw it out the window with this adventurous album. What could have been a risky ... read more
MasterCrackfox
77
Loathe deliver a strong second outing with their album I Let It In and It Took Everything, an album that blends metalcore with a multitude of other genres, both by incorporating melodic moments as well as the blackgaze and alternative rock moments littered throughout the track listing. Where there are equal moments of shredding djent-based guitar work, industrial tones, and growling screams there are also a plethora of sung choruses and even full songs where the harmonic qualities are focused ... read more
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Track List

  1. Theme
  2. Aggressive Evolution
  3. Broken Vision Rhythm
  4. Two-Way Mirror
  5. 451 Days
  6. New Faces in the Dark
  7. Red Room
  8. Screaming
  9. Is It Really You?
  10. Gored
  11. Heavy Is the Head That Falls with the Weight of a Thousand Thoughts
  12. A Sad Cartoon
  13. A Sad Cartoon (Reprise)
  14. I Let It in and It Took Everything...
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Added on: January 18, 2020