Where Myth Becomes Memory

Rolo Tomassi - Where Myth Becomes Memory
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2022 Ratings: #12 / 331
User Score
Based on 244 ratings
2022 Ratings: #127
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Upset
A stunning record that cements Rolo Tomassi as one of best British bands around.
92
Northern Transmissions
The band continues to tower over their peers as they weave in and out of genres, constantly playing to their strengths while remaining vulnerable in their convictions to infinitely explore both sonically and melodically.
90
Distorted Sound

Where Myth Becomes Memory is the sound of a band continuing to push the envelope in all directions. It’s an album that becomes more rewarding with every listen.

90
DIY

Another truly original triumph.

90
Metal Hammer

Post-hardcore luminaries Rolo Tomassi may have perfected their sound on Where Myth Becomes Memory, but their evolution is far from over.

90
Metal Injection
It's clear that Rolo Tomassi can and will stay authentic to themselves while exploring different iterations of their musicality.
85
Blabbermouth.net
A triumph for intuition and instinct, "Where Myth Becomes Memory" is another unique and relentlessly fascinating ROLO TOMASSI album, and arguably their finest yet.
84
Sputnikmusic

Where Myth Meets Memory is the slickest, most confident tracklist Rolo Tomassi have ever laid down, and the only real candidate for their hitherto non-existent single-defining-work.

80
Kerrang!

Art-metal heroes Rolo Tomassi uncover fresh layers of delicacy and devastation at the point Where Myth Becomes Memory.

70
Classic Rock

Where Myth Becomes Memory is one of their most ambitious and cinematic albums to date.

65
Spectrum Culture
What or who is Rolo Tomassi? More than ever, that is beautifully unclear.
daltdisney
65

While I really enjoy the front-to-back visceral tunes, like “Cloaked,” as well as the solely soft power jams, like “Closer,” I can’t get past the way this album attempts to combine the two. The collision often feels like two different songs that have no business conjoining. “To Resist Forgetting” is a prime example. Rolo Tomassi feels the need to constantly interrupt their raw, brutal atmosphere and riffs with these cheesy, uninspired melodic choruses ... read more

MickyT
60

Could've done with better mixing and some more interesting ideas but 'Where Myth Becomes Memory' is satisfactory if a little unmemorable.

Best Tracks: Drip and Prescience
Worst Track: Labyrinthine

laz456
90

Rolo Tomassi absolutely kill it once again. Production is much better here than on their previous record. This is just metal/mathcore/screamo done very well without reinventing the wheel. When it's this captivating I'll gladly take it.

QueenOfDenmark
56

Schizophrenic as anything. This record doesn’t know what it wants to be: post-hardcore, jangle-pop or gothic Birdie vibes. It’s very weird. “Stumbling” is beautiful though.

*****

Almost Always ~ ★★★☆☆
Cloaked ~ ★★★☆☆
Mutual Ruin ~ ★★★★☆
Labyrinthine ~ ★★★☆☆
Closer ~ ★★★☆☆
Drip ~ ★★☆☆☆
Prescience ~ ★★☆☆☆
Stumbling ~ ★★★★☆
To Resist Forgetting ~ ★★☆☆☆
The End of Eternity ~ ... read more

youcanbemywave
76

Rolo Tomassi had a real daunting task in front of them; finding some way to follow-up 2018's Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It. It was an emotionally expansive record that was equal parts physically crushing and spiritually healing. On top of that, the record presented so many great ideas, seamlessly transitioning between them not just within the span of one song, but the record as a whole. It was difficult to tell where one song ended and another began, making this record a cinematic, ... read more

STW
64

This album is really frustrating, I really love the first 3 tracks on this album, I think they are the perfect mix of more Melodic sounds and Harsher sounds. But after those 3 tracks this album falls of a cliff and it clashes horribly. I mean the actual quality of the songs are alright but they just sound messy because they don't sound in place. It is a shame because this album could've been a lot more than it was.

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Track List

1Almost Always
6:30
81
2Cloaked
3:54
83
3Mutual Ruin
5:14
81
4Labyrinthine
3:26
73
5Closer
5:15
77
6Drip
5:50
83
7Prescience
4:54
75
8Stumbling
2:50
73
9To Resist Forgetting
4:04
81
10The End of Eternity
6:12
82
Total Length: 48 minutes
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Added on: November 10, 2021