Pillars of Ash

Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #302 / 760
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
January 29, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Pitchfork

Black Tusk's combination of sludge, rock, hardcore, and death metal remains fluid, fertile, and most importantly, full of life, in spite of the tragedy that threatens to define it. Far from funereal, Pillars of Ash has plenty of love for good ol' heavy-metal melodies.

80
Exclaim!
The heart of this record is a furious commitment to survival. It's gutting. It's heartbreaking. And it's pretty goddamn beautiful.
80
PopMatters

As the final recording featuring Athon, Pillars of Ash feels more like a closing chapter than a new beginning.

80
AllMusic

Pillars of Ash is a straight-up haymaker of an album; an oil-stained middle finger rising out of the brackish water of a swamp forest.

70
Spin
The sound isn’t funereal, but exultant, the slashing and stoned pinnacle of everything the trio had built to over the course of their decade of existence.
67
Consequence of Sound
The songs tend to blend together in the spin cycle, one screamed vocal track melting its way into the next, one thundering drum fill inseparable from another.
60
Tiny Mix Tapes

Pillars of Ash is the body in transition, all crumble and ovation, an album that celebrates a human voice and exists in a world without it.

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Track List

  1. God's on Vacation
  2. Desolation in Endless Times
  3. Bleed on Your Knees
  4. Born of Strife
  5. Damned in the Ground
  6. Beyond the Divide
  7. Black Tide
  8. Still Not Well
  9. Walk Among the Sky
  10. Punkout
  11. Leveling
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