AOTY 2020

Visions of Bodies Being Burned

clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2020 Ratings: #143 / 767
User Score
Based on 924 ratings
2020 Ratings: #11
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Loud and Quiet

Throughout, Clipping stun and shock with their most complete work to date, and Visions of Bodies Being Burned proves the group to be as dynamic as they are devastating.

90
Exclaim!

Back with arguably more certified bangers than before, clipping. throws caution to the wind with soul-rending sonics and elite-tier rapping.

90
The Needle Drop

clipping. somehow manages to top last year's There Existed an Addiction to Blood with a second helping of avant-horrorcore bangers.

88
Sputnikmusic

Visions of Bodies Being Burned ruthlessly pulls at the edges of that world until it falls apart, dissolving back into our own, undoing the illusions its predecessor meticulously created.

85
Under The Radar

Few listening experiences this year are as gripping, visceral, and vivid as Visions of Bodies Being Burned.

80
AllMusic

It's a particularly threatening chapter of horrorcore that renders even some of the more severe acts that came before almost cartoonish by comparison.

80
Northern Transmissions

A direct sequel to 2019’s There Existed an Addiction to Blood, Visions… does what every good sequel should, build upon the strengths of its predecessor and take the established ideas and themes in unexpected and thrilling directions.

80
Mojo
"Do you like scary movies?" asks rapper Daveed Diggs, several tracks in. Your answer will define your response to what marks clipping.'s finest refinement yet of their abrasive horror-rap.
80
DIY
They’ve taken all of their most powerful trademarks and pushed them to breaking point, and the result is nothing short of spectacular.
80
Clash
‘Visions of Bodies Being Burned’ is an album that will cement clipping.’s reputation as one of the most exciting and visionary groups working in music today, while it might not pack the same punch to the senses as ‘There Existed an Addiction to Blood’ there is plenty to engage with.
80
PopMatters

Like the horror films that influenced it, Visions of Bodies Being Burned is a smart, noisy joyride through your worst nightmares, but it's easy to imagine Clipping laughing maniacally while its listeners insist on sleeping with the lights on.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Visions of Bodies Being Burned, like its predecessor, is macabre and monstrous in all of the ways that your leering curiousity would have it. It’s a taut exploration of hatred and hostility, one which stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its demonic older brother.

80
No Ripcord

Bodies Being Burned, despite coming out a year later, doesn’t feel like outtakes or leftovers. It’s a sharpening of the ideas introduced on Addiction to Blood, performed with clipping.’s classic graveness which only supports how scary this album can be. 

80
God Is in the TV

Visions of Bodies Being Burned is remarkably strong given that it’s the second LP Clipping. have released in two years.  They have reinforced the fact that killer hooks and cathartic, emotional passages can be found in the most obscure, creepiest of places.

80
The Young Folks

If you are looking for spooky tales in an urban setting, or if you want more of Daveed Diggs’s music in your life, then Visions of Bodies Being Burned and its predecessor There Existed an Addiction to Blood are for you.

66
Paste
Clipping. is an incredibly innovative and talented group, especially in creating entire worlds within their songs, but at their most inhibited, they come off as try-hard.
60
Pitchfork

Visions of Bodies Being Burned, like There Existed an Addiction to Blood, is a clear homage to the horrorcore canon, so it’s necessarily a pastiche. But it’s disappointing how academic the record’s sense of terror is.

49
Beats Per Minute

Where There Existed an Addiction to Blood seemed to take the listener down a spiral of harsh violence and vaguely interconnected moments of supernatural terror, Visions of Bodies Being Burned just feels lost.

PipePanic
98
Patient #4 Test Results:

Description: Locked in a lockdown facility, a patient, who previously listened to the album ‘There Existed an Addiction to Blood’ by clipping. and was found with three dead bodies of his roommates, has been located and contained after murdering the last therapist he saw. Here is the recorded conversation between him and the head of the mental health department. Names have been erased to protect the innocent.

Doctor: OK. I’m going to ask you how you ... read more
Chode
93
Lo-Fi Hip Hop beats to Torture/Kill to
Doublez
82
Halloween is fast approaching, impossible to escape, just like today's topic. Almost 1 year to the day, Clipping doesn't just come back with a simple sequel to satisfy its fans, the second installment Visions of Bodies Being Burned is even juicier, terrifying, intense and more immersive than the previous one. A total success that confirms the fact that Clipping continues to build their reference to the Horrorcore pantheon, and even more to create its own legend thanks to this consecration. ... read more
TreyLikesBands
98
“Visions of Bodies Being Burned” is just one of those albums you have to hear to believe. It breaks so many boundaries, it becomes so immersive over its runtime, it succeeds in making you actually, legitimately scared. I’ve been listening to this for about a month at this point, and it has only grown since first listen!
How can I even begin to describe this record to you? Seriously!

Well, I’ll start with its atmosphere, because it effortlessly brings dread to your ears ... read more
CLJesse
91
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Say the Name
  3. Wytchboard (Interlude)
  4. '96 Neve Campbell (feat. Cam & China)
  5. Something Underneath
  6. Make Them Dead
  7. She Bad
  8. Invocation (Interlude) [with Greg Stuart]
  9. Pain Everyday (with Michael Esposito)
  10. Check the Lock
  11. Looking Like Meat (feat. Ho99o9)
  12. Drove (Interlude)
  13. Eaten Alive (with Jeff Parker & Ted Byrnes)
  14. Body for the Pile (with Sickness)
  15. Enlacing
  16. Secret Piece
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Added on: August 26, 2020