Sinner Get Ready

Lingua Ignota - Sinner Get Ready
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Based on 13 reviews
2021 Ratings: #9 / 585
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2021 Ratings: #6
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Metal Injection
After such a colossal exercise of trauma, Lingua Ignota’s followup strips back its harsh electronics, harnessing acoustic ruin for a harrowing spiritual journey.
Loud and Quiet
Despite its theological bearings, this is no self-indulgent enlightenment project. It’s no less urgent, or immediate than previous works, and alongside flexing her multi-hyphenate musical capabilities and assertion as a visual and artistic auteur, Lingua Ignota once again exceeds expectations.
Metal Hammer

A haunting, intricate, yet wonderfully complex piece of work, Sinner Get Ready is uncategorisable – still instantly recognisable as Lingua Ignota while managing somehow to sound like nothing you’ve ever heard before.


Lingua Ignota comes off much more sombre and reflective, and Sinner Get Ready is nothing short of a strikingly effective album, sounding more like an incantation than a mere collection of songs.

Beats Per Minute

These nine songs will still speak to those willing to listen, speak of the arrogance of those claiming superiority, of the delusion of lovers and anger of those left by the wayside; of the loneliness of the mortally confused, and of the jealousy of those left behind.

Kristin Hayter’s latest is an intense and frightening religious inquiry, incorporating traditional Appalachian instruments and samples from televangelist sermons.

Sinner Get Ready spotlights the itinerant Californian's magnetic vocals by removing harsher textures ... She's more lyrically expansive too.

Slant Magazine

Sinner Get Ready is driven by a penetrative imagination, a preternatural sense of empathy, and an innate awareness of the paradoxical nature of human existence.


Without a single blastbeat or power chord in earshot, Kristin has created the heaviest, most intense album you’re likely to hear this year, one that makes a tremendous addition to what is becoming one of the most idiosyncratic bodies of work in modern experimental music.


On SINNER GET READY, Lingua Ignota resides in the world, but not of it, crafting a bone-chillingly cathartic final product that deals in righteousness and reflection in turns.

The Guardian

Kristin Hayter weaves layered harmonies and folk instruments into a formidable platform from which to express her tangled relationship with Christianity.

Spectrum Culture
Twisting her industrial metal into a warped kind of folk, Kristin Hayter deepens the furious desperation of her lyrics into something elemental to the human spirit.
It is always very complex, sometimes impossible for an artist to leave her comfort zone, the one that made her known to explore new horizons, moreover with a concept as complex as the main task. Yet Kristin Hayter managed to climb her third step with genius, to offer us one of the most thrilling, terrifying and sensational musical experiences of the year.

Kristin Hayter is a woman who has been damaged by life and has become one of the most talented artists of the last 5 years. A victim of ... read more
Well, Bo, looks like you got a competitor.

Singer, songwriter, screamer, multi-instrumentalist, cuntkiller, death dealer, butcher of the world, and lover of Cheez-It’s Kristin Hayter AKA Lingua Ignota has been making more and more noise in the experimental and underground metal communities, having a sound that draws from so many various inspirations yet bent to be incredibly unique to her. Due to her eclectic background in classical music, heavy genres, academia, and an almost ... read more
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This album helped remind me of what made music click for me in the first place. Mysterious atmospheres that make some sense when put together in a bigger picture. I couldn't tell you the meaning of most of these songs without doing a ton of research, but the sum of the pieces feels like something complete and grand in its own way. I loved how different this was from her last project. This album is a lot more focused on calming dark atmospheres as opposed to the loud hellscape that Caligula was ... read more
man wow. kristin hayter only knows how to make masterpieces.

Kristin Hayter known as Lingua Ignota returns with her 4th studio album, SINNER GET READY. this follows up her 2019 album, CALIGULA, which received wide critical acclaim and a bigger fan base.

with this new record, she does a full 180 turn from CALIGULA, stripping the harsh noise, electronics and, instead, makes use of over 40 different instruments; banjo, piano and woodwinds to name a few. this sound works perfectly for Ignota, ... read more
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Added on: April 2, 2021