Divide And Dissolve - Gas Lit
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #48 / 97
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
Liked by 5 people
January 29, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Invada / Label
Drone Metal / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Beats Per Minute

Gas Lit is an important record from an important band. It doesn’t attempt to make things palatable for you, and nor should it. The record is a provocation to a difficult conversation, one that in all honesty shouldn’t really still have to take place in 2021.

80
Mojo

Dissonant yet heavenly, Gas Lit is an album that seethes, soothes, liberates and bewitches in equal measures.

80
Loud and Quiet
This group means a lot – they’re a tacit reminder that metal’s expressive potential is limitless. Fuck the man-babies: Divide and Dissolve are the coolest thing to happen to metal since Deafheaven.
80
PopMatters
Divide and Dissolve do a great job of releasing the demons—not the ones of dreams we've just left but the nightmare that begins in the morning living in a world governed by economic racism and the daily grind.
80
NME
Through glowing stasis and solemn ceremony, Divide and Dissolve’s sonics of despair and destruction have been crafted into a remarkably life-affirming experience, and it’s never been more needed.
80
The Line of Best Fit
Duo Takiaya Reed and Sylvie Nehill curate their art and utilise their platform to thrust further credence upon ongoing battles against systemic oppression.
70
AllMusic
Creating an atmosphere that's brooding, anguished, and at times ecstatic, Divide and Dissolve communicate their righteous outrage in a way that doesn't require words to be explicit and effective.
60
Uncut
Their conceptual hinterland is sometimes more interesting than their clobbering racket, but both are exhilarating in places.
NTTR
52
Divide and Dissolve - Gas Lit

Genre: Drone Metal
Country: Australia

Final Verdict: 52% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 88th / 106

Highlight: Denial

Made me think of:
Ministry
The Body
Vile Creature
lachlantula
73
Divide and Dissolve are a very exciting duo out of Melbourne who have been pushing the boundaries in music concerning decolonisation and decentralisation (hence the band name) for quite some time, and it's great to see them back with a new full length that is as noisy, cathartic, and cruel as we've come to expect.
AngelHerntz
63
Gas lit no es un mal disco para nada, sólo no es de fácil acceso, le costará encontrar sus seguidores mas no le faltarán; tampoco es que Divide And Dissolve haya buscado cautivar a la gran audiencia. Los veo como una buena de doom ambiental, me hacen pensar mucho en la banda sonora de un filme de horror o un videojuego del mismo género, con su ritmo opresivo, oscuro, profundo. Denial es la canción que más me hace pensar en esa hipótesis, ... read more
30
Meh.
TruLad69
70
This is a really solid drone record. The guitars are fat/chunky and loud, and crucially, clocking in at just over 30 minutes this thing doesn’t outstay it’s welcome at all. The pacing and track structure is really nice and there’s enough variety throughout these songs to keep things interesting. The added effects and weeeeird sax sounds (seriously how the fuck they get it to sound like that?!) give the whole thing a real hypnotic feel, and it turns out to be an oddly relaxing ... read more
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Track List

  1. Oblique
  2. Prove It
  3. Did You Have Something To Do With It (feat. Minori Sanchiz-Fung)
  4. Denial
  5. Far From Ideal
  6. It's Really Complicated
  7. Mental Gymnastics
  8. We Are Really Worried About You
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Added on: January 13, 2021