deathcrash - Return
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Based on 6 reviews
2022 Ratings: #17 / 330
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Based on 232 ratings
2022 Ratings: #48
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Loud and Quiet

Deathcrash’s Return is an embarrassment of musical riches that is only matched by the depth of evocations that haunt the record, its power both life-affirming and oddly absent, like a photo of a happier time that’s starting to fade.

The Line of Best Fit

As they kick off 2022 with debut album Return, the group are firmly in their stride; melding glistening melodics that collide starkly with an expansive, visceral onslaught.


It isn’t often you stumble across an album that is this beautifully made, Return is a special project and a great offering as the group’s first full-length album.


This is a debut LP that faces sadness and pain head on and forensically examines every inch of that space – a charming exercise in catharsis.

Spectrum Culture

The meandering, contemplative style of the former keeping a rein on the more dynamic, distortion-fueled elements of the latter. Return is introspective, self-assured and wonderful.

Beats Per Minute

Even if Return seems more self-consciously matrixed than previous work; and, as a result, at times unnecessarily reiterative, there’s a sublime and transcendent beauty that persistently emanates from these tracks.


I was really excited for this record and I’m glad to say that it’s just as great as I hoped it would be. Every song is beautiful and the entire album is consistently good throughout. Definitely give this a listen.


deathcrash's debut showcases their strengths and their weaknesses as a band. They are able to create slow, emotionally impactful depressive slowcore / Post-rock, but yet the album stays too safe in its own sound and often many tracks start to merged together. The overall sound is nice and mellow offering some cold moments but yet the length is way too long and it's not as focus as other slowcore albums.

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Os mais novos debutantes do cenário post-rock/slowcore, 'deathcrash', acabam atingindo o seu tão desejado objetivo de entrega-nos um bom primeiro material para o início de toda uma discografia pela frente.
'Return' retorna as raízes profundas de seu gêneros numa longínqua e proveitosa experiência de uma hora e cinco minutos. Dá umas das variáveis sensações de solidão e melancolia. É uma viagem que vale a ... read more


Reminiscent of Mogwai's Come On Die Young for me, the overall subdued and understated compositions kept me from enjoying it further, but I can't deny there's something here.


The first song was pretty iffy for me especially since I've never tackled what's regarded as slow-core, but as this album goes on it really begins to hook you.

Feels like I need a shower by the end.


On their debut LP, deathcrash cut the ribbon on a concealed world of frayed tenderness. While ‘Return’ is faithful to a rock palette, the band’s stable patience nurtures a crystalline, spacious sound that shelters everything it touches. Throughout, starry washes of guitar crash down with thunderous emotion as the writing seeks to magnify splintered moments of understanding. In its sum, this record neither valorises nor humiliates darkness, but conveys that to be close with it ... read more

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Added on: November 10, 2021