BIG|BRAVE - Vital
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #297 / 327
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

Through loud and quiet dynamics, and incorporating minimalism, Big Brave's Vital is one of the most impactful records in the band's catalogue.

80
musicOMH

This is rock music, for want of a less reductive term, at its exhilarating and imaginative best. In Vital they have created something you can’t quite grasp or capture, yet the invitation to attempt it is all too persuasive.

80
PopMatters

They have refined their sound into a powerful stormfront that strikes aggressively but with a gracefulness that welcomes the listener into the electrified space the band create ... Listen mindfully, and you may feel revitalized.

78
Beats Per Minute

BIG | BRAVE have produced the album of their career to date with Vital. It’s a rich tapestry of sound, message and meaning with multiple layers to unpick with each listen.

20
Spectrum Culture

On Vital everything’s a bit too plotted and a bit too staid. The result is a record that will seem like a chore to sit through.

Music_Nerds
81
Droooooone droooooone droooooone. Forged from spare parts, shards and pieces of clunky old circuitboards and steel ‘Vital’ thumps along with thunderously pounding drums, feedback and sustained guitars. The vocals are extraordinarily raw as if bellowed from inside but connected to the machine itself as it’s being ripped and torn apart from it’s exterior as it’s simultaneously levelling whole cities with it’s gigantic monolithic metal legs.

I love this sound.
sslumpgod
47
this shit was soooooo slooooow. it had its moments but bored me to death on many occasions.
FatalNoise
88
What an absolute experience, so slow like death. Vocals are so gorgeous too, reminiscent of a softer lingua ignota. This is absolutely emphasised the crushing backing of shoegazey doom guitars and perfectly produced drums. Every bass drum I can feel rock my core.

People are hating on this which makes me think I’m missing something major but I’m actually loving it
Ferenc
79
Tiene buenos elementos del drone y experimental, es lento como suelen ser los albums de ese género, la voz de la vocalista hace que se convierta en otro instrumento más. Ideal para escucharlo de noche y perderse en la oscuridad.
BalooBalla
60
Just can't get into the vocals, everything else is great though
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Added on: February 26, 2021