Loathe - I Let It in and It Took Everything
I Let It in and It Took Everything
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josecarloslopes
33
Favorite tracks : BROKEN VISION EVOLUTION, SCREAMING, GORED and HEAVY IS THE HEAD THAT FALLS WITH THE WEIGHT OF A THOUSAND THOUGHTS.
laz456
40
Not getting the hype at all. While it's got a few different styles of metal and rock coming together it still doesn't make this a satisfying experience. It's underpowered, bland and very un-special in almost every way.
2SentenceReview
50
I feel like I should be getting a bigger reaction from this album but I'm not. It's a well composed album but I feel like the pacing of the album is extremely slow.
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
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baggypantsman
68
I preferred the shoegazey tracks over the straight metalcore songs on this album, mostly because I'm not a huge fan of these screamed vocals. I actually enjoyed the interludes a bit and there are some cool riffs here and there, but I probably won't come back to this. I will say, though, that "Red Room" is one of the most intense things I've heard in a while. Like, damn.

Favorite Tracks: "Aggressive Evolution", "451 Days", "Red Room", ... read more
panoramareviews
70
This band promises a bright future for alternative side of metal, and this album could be the starting point of an essential band.
TommyAOTY
70
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
JohnnyB1965
73
There's a good amount to like here, namely when shits going wild and the screams are wailing. My problem is while I appreciate the blending of other sounds, I didn't find them to be particularly as strong I would have liked. The best to listen for here is the metalcore you know and love. The slower rock songs don't do anything to really wow me.
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.

Track ... read more
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
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
80
Interesting mix of genres...and all genres I really like!

Favorite Tracks: Gored, Screaming, Red Room

Least Favorite Track: A Sad Cartoon
imademybones
80
This will do until the next Deftones record drops.
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
PeterJoe
81
Wouldn't say this album is as good as it's cover but damn is it good
pipo_mzz
83
Oh, fuck. I forgot to review this. Just gonna leave it here, it's very good.

Loathe brings in a very good balance between metal and shoegaze, which while it isn't as crazy or emotionally impactful as most albums that attempt to bring those two genres together, it still works super well. It doesn't feel like it's lifeless, because of how the contrast between melodies and harsh instrumentals works well. Sometimes it might not be perfect, but it still brings a nice flavor to the food, if you know ... read more
altplusmusic
86
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
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
CLJesse
90
I feel partially bullied by this album in the best way possible
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
pnkmggt2020
91
Faves: A Sad Cartoon, Is It Really You?, Two-Way Mirror, Screaming, I Let It In And It Took Everything...
Fktyy
92
Amazing! Love every track
Flexreviews
95
This album is a brutal collection of 14 superb colorful tracks. This album is fucking amazing. This is an unpredictable full force shoegaze and metalcore. I've never heard anything like this before. ALBUM OF THE YEAR SO FAR
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
nijakiler17
96
this does shoegaze better than loveless
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