Return

deathcrash - Return
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2022 Ratings: #276 / 805
User Score
Based on 329 ratings
2022 Rank: #330
Liked by 38 people
January 28, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
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.

90
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.

90
Gigwise

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.

80
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.

80
RIOT

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.

76
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.

40
Sputnikmusic

There is a promising and engaging 35-minute album lying somewhere in the wreckage of Return. Unfortunately, it’s been mercilessly extended out to about a 65-minute runtime, turning a sparse and taut post-rock odyssey into a maddening endurance challenge.

DarthSenate66
79

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.

ludahmed
82

Look out happy people, this album gave me depression. Return is a devastating, haunting yet precious record that definitely peaks at slowcore. My introduction to deathcrash - I enjoyed its melancholy, somber sounds so much that it dragged me down to its lows with it.

JayCrackers
74

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.

Track Review

Sundown 7.5/10.
Unwind 8.5/10.
Horses 8.5/10.
American Metal 8/10
Matt's ... read more

Brendan
84

Haunting, devastating, and remarkably well-textured. Its not often you can “sit” in an album like you can this one. Return might be a tad too long for its own good, but is incredibly rewarding to patient listeners.

evn
68

SLOWCORE SEPTEMBER (DAY 2/ALBUM 2)

When I'd initially added this album to my list for this month, it was because of how raw the production sounded despite being so recent. It's typical nowadays for an aged music style to be taken over by generic lyrics and radio-friendly/modernized production (ex. Indie Rock, Pop), so to hear someone actually emphasize the roots of a style like this is refreshing to say the least. Now going into the album in its entirety, while the production quality still ... read more

kaimasonnn
100

no other music has the same emotional impact

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Track List

1Sundown
7:49
76
2Unwind
6:49
80
3Horses
3:53
79
4American Metal
8:35
76
5Matt's Song
2:16
72
6Wrestle With Jimmy
2:19
75
7Metro 1
6:32
77
8Slowday
3:04
76
9Was Living
8:07
81
10What To Do
3:42
74
11Doomcrash
8:57
78
12The Low Anthem
3:49
78
Total Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes

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