Loathe - I Let It in and It Took Everything
I Let It in and It Took Everything
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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
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
JayCrackers
74
In recent years many establish metalcores band have more away from their aggresive tone to a more pop oriented sound so hearing an underground band going back to the metalcore roots and brings the brutality and aggression of the genre back and it being the main focus is a breathe of fresh air. Now, that being said, the record does have some problems and the main one being the tracks don't do anything that amazes me which is fine as it is still an enjoyable metalcore record.

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CLJesse
90
I feel partially bullied by this album in the best way possible
their_nickname
75
This album is like Deftones' bastard son who turns out to be pretty cool in his own right. They certainly have a good grasp on the grooves and when to really pop off the distortion. The shoegazey elements play really well, taking a nod or two out of the Deafheaven playbook from time to time. I would rate this album higher but it takes a few too many cues from it's influences to call it amazing or a 2020 classic. It's not on the level of what it's attempting to be, our new White Pony, but it's ... read more
shrkrnbw
90
Solid, stop-start nu school hardcore in the vein of Code Orange with a distinctly Djent bass sound that gives way to some modern gazecore patches comparable to a brit-inflected Turnover. That's a huge and very specific description but it felt so appropriate coming out of my fingers so wtvr we'll go with it. If you like your hardcore pure ugly and your beatdowns wall to wall, maybe stay away, but if you like it when you can't tell if the next track will stomp or simper - a vibe i can really get ... read more
TommyAOTY
85
This album perfectly crosses gritty, angry metalcore with shoegaze. On this album these variations of sounds are balanced and structured extremely well. It doesn’t feel like this is an album consisting of 14 tracks, it feels like a 50 minute trip the way this album is so beautifully structured. That shows the ridiculous consistency on this album, not by tracks but by how consistent the sounds are balanced.

Edit: You can’t ask me to pick best and worst tracks if you read the review ... read more
altplusmusic
89
Loathe’s new LP carries metalcore to new heights, filled with so many things at once. This anger-filled LP hits hard, with compelling lyrics, harsh noise and atmospheric toned-down synths, which pressures the limits of the genre. There are definitely some clear inspirations on the LP, from nu-metal band Deftones to the noise of Code Orange. Yet Loathe stands on their own bare feet, leaving me at moments blown away. “New Faces in the Dark” and “Heavy is the Head...” ... read more
NTTR
62
Genre: Metalcore
Origin: UK

Final Verdict: 62% (Good Album)
Yearly ranking: 40th / 124

Highlight: Two-Way Mirror

Made me think of:
Northlane
Thornhill
The Devil Wears Prada
Novelists FR
Pop. 1280
Lotus Eater
80
Interesting mix of genres...and all genres I really like!

Favorite Tracks: Gored, Screaming, Red Room

Least Favorite Track: A Sad Cartoon
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