I've Seen All I Need to See

The Body - I've Seen All I Need to See
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2021 Ratings: #29 / 98
User Score
Based on 186 ratings
2021 Ratings: #80
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH
Somehow, there’s an odd clarity to be found amongst all the noise, distortion and decay. The Body might have looked to their past in finding the sound for this album, but in creating this slab of grief and anger, they’ve managed to be uncannily prescient.
80
Loud and Quiet

Although only eight songs in length, the LP captures an entire universe of sound, like a black hole compacting matter.

80
Exclaim!

Stripped-down in concept, and impenetrable in execution, I've Seen All I Need to See is perhaps the purest summation of the Body's artistry. Harnessing the core of their heart of darkness, King and Buford continue to blaze trails with immersive antipathy.

80
Crack Magazine

A foreboding, harsh cacophony that moves through various degrees of intensity, I’ve Seen All I Need To See finds The Body building their gloomiest sonic architecture to date. A dystopian soundtrack that speaks to the times we’re living through.

80
Metal Injection

Though not their darkest record, I’ve Seen All I Need To See keeps the pain and gloom coming, pouring out of every track. It is good to see the duo mixing things up—getting louder, getting angrier.

80
Pitchfork
With a concussive sound and a deceptively lean setup, the doom duo returns to terrifying basics on a macabre and strangely exhilarating album about anguish.
80
No Ripcord

For the eight tracks that compose I’ve Seen All I Need To See, the latest from Lee Buford and Chip King, you'll understand what it is to hear songs rot, commingling sounds in real-time degradation.

78
Spectrum Culture
The Body’s newest reintroduces a distilled version of their avant-garde approach to metal that is darker and more abrasive than ever
70
Uncut
This is pulverising, cacophonic stuff but it’s also considered and atmospheric. The Body understand the magnitude of power in letting the beast sleep before rattling its cage once more.
70
AllMusic
By doing away with some of the more extravagant, theatrical elements of the Body's past albums, the release is undeniably some of their most direct and punishing work.
70
The Needle Drop
Somehow, The Body stripping back their instrumental palette has led to arguably their most texturally compelling and high-impact record yet.
YuriDING
60
WELLCOME TO HELL

I don't know what to say, analyzing these more extreme records is always a more challenging activity. Well, basically the album is guided by an EXTREMELY loud, explosive, intimate distortion which can sometimes provide a feeling similar to fear.

It doesn't make much sense for me to want to highlight tracks here, because he doesn't have "songs" or "singles", but a dense sound mass. the sound is basically a dirty cloud, dense and full of disgrace, and ... read more
leolucia
81
EXCELLENT

This is what I imagine being stuck in a machine that is cutting you in a million pieces sounds like. Absolutely horrifying. Even though it was disturbing, I wanted to listen from beginning to end; almost like when you witness a brutal car accident on the side of the road that freezes you in place as you are slow to comprend the horror and too shocked to think quickly. This album is all about the rich textures that feel violent. It is the perfect accompanying music for any of your ... read more
PunkRevNow
83
VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGjq-_b9cuQ

Wow... what a record.

Packed with absolutely gorgeous, suffocating noise textures which embody many subtle buzzing rhythms within them, this record is very detailed, versatile, and hard to wrap your head around (unlike most drone records which are usually pretty straightforward). The drums are powerful as fuck and absolutely critical to each song (not something you see too often in drone), and the compositions really evolve very much ... read more
TheNerdyNerd201
68
This album helps me go to sleep at night. 👍
thiefofprose
70
I'll take "Music To Poop Your Pants To" for 500.
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Track List

  1. A Lament
  2. Tied Up and Locked In
  3. Eschatological Imperative
  4. A Pain of Knowing
  5. The City Is Shelled
  6. They Are Coming
  7. The Handle / The Blade
  8. Path of Failure
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Added on: October 13, 2020