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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
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.
90
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.
90
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.

90
Exclaim!

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.

88
Paste

On Sinner Get Ready—her first release for Sargent House—she leans more into the droning classical, chant-based material from Caligula while introducing a more minimal, Appalachian-folk influences to her orchestrations

88
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.

80
Pitchfork
Kristin Hayter’s latest is an intense and frightening religious inquiry, incorporating traditional Appalachian instruments and samples from televangelist sermons.
80
Mojo

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

80
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.

80
Kerrang!

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.

80
PopMatters

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.

80
The Guardian

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

80
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.
80
Distorted Sound

Where LINGUA IGNOTA has previously been used as a mouthpiece for Hayter‘s heart breaking torment, SINNER GET READY is more conceptual. The emotions it evokes aren’t quite as extreme as those forced from us on CALIGULA (be thankful for that), but this remains a record of huge gravitational pull.

80
New Noise
The album taken as a whole is an intriguing listen and those who enjoyed Ignota’s earlier work will doubtlessly be more than satisfied with what’s being offered here.
Doublez
87

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

BaddieBaphomet
100

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

August
100

this is my opinion

EyeOfDarkness
100

I'm not even finished with the album and i'm still giving it a 100

currentjoyys
100

FAVORITE TRACK: REPENT NOW, CONFESS NOW

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: None

I want to rewrite my review for this album with it now being almost a year old, knowing the context behind it and hearing it live last night.

SINNER GET READY is a bone-chilling experience. The empty and lonely instrumentals of tracks like MANY HANDS and MAN IS LIKE A SPRING FLOWER create this horrifying and intense atmosphere. Kristin Hayter's use of unconventional instruments that sound sparse and dirty create this sound of ... read more

oreobutoreo
100

guys i think theres something wrong with my christian album

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Added on: April 2, 2021