AOTY 2023

A Tear in the Fabric of Life

Knocked Loose - A Tear in the Fabric of Life
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 539 ratings
2021 Ratings: #14
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October 13, 2021 / Release Date
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Pure Noise / Label
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Well worth digesting both as a film and as a record in itself, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life is one of the finest EPs you’ll hear all year.


Kentucky metalcore band, Knocked Loose explore trauma and grief through a tragic narrative on their new EP, A Tear in the Fabric of Life.


Kentucky maulers Knocked Loose showcase new levels of dynamism and devastation as they drag us through A Tear In The Fabric Of Life.

Citing death metal and Phil Spector as influences, the Kentucky metalcore band turn in an absurdly heavy EP that tells an even heavier story about death and grief.

Some of the best metalcore I have ever heard


Deserves a 10/10 at this point despite being just an EP. The lyrics add so much more to it holy shit. The topic of death and losing a person close to you is delivered in the most painful way possible. Specifically a passenger in a car crash, but it can be interpreted in any way. Gives me chills every single time. But also musically the best way possible. Just a lot of anger and frustration here. Outside of All Our Gods and Jane Doe, this is the best Metalcore album of all time. The best of ... read more


TW: Su*cide

The best thing to come out of the modern hardcore scene period. Knocked Loose have become one of my fav bands period and their take on beatdown hardcore with Brian Garris's amazing vocals and writing giving them a signature edge over the competition. However, this EP should flat out put them up with some of the best to ever do it. This is harrowing, chilling, heavy asf, and perfectly executed. The riffs, the breakdowns, the screams, everything hits so hard and in just 21 minutes, ... read more


thanks i never want to drive again


This shit ROCKS. I love Knocked Loose. that's enough said.

Okay, serious. This album is amazing, and I find myself coming back to this. Some people hate the screaming style but I absolutely adore it. The story in this is amazing too, and needs more focus put onto it. Not even mentioning the instrumental, which just hits that nerve that makes me blissfully enjoy an LP.


A Tear in the Fabric of Life is another example of the best project being just an EP, but not just an EP, a very good EP.
This EP is a dread experience with topics of suicide and the story of a car crash where a man loses his lover.
the concept of this EP is executed great with brutal songwriting.
Instrumentals only add to the brutality of this project, along with the vocals that consistently switch from formal screamo to grindcore. A lot of ideas and just the final product are really ... read more

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Added on: October 13, 2021