Dimensional Bleed

Holy Fawn - Dimensional Bleed
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2022 Ratings: #104 / 620
User Score
Based on 105 ratings
2022 Ratings: #122
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Metal Sucks

Dimensional Bleed is not only a great addition to the metal-gaze pantheon, but a mind-altering voyage through the dichotomy between life and death.

90
The Line of Best Fit

Opening themselves up to new concepts and sounds, but retaining their trademark ability to captivate and obliterate in equal measure, listening to Holy Fawn’s Dimensional Bleed inspires a deep, unfading admiration for a truly genre-defying band.

90
Distorted Sound

Dimensional Bleed is an encapsulating musical journey in a cosmos of tragedy, melancholy, pain and euphoria – one that will reward you with every subsequent listen.

85
Metal Injection

Dimensional Bleed is more than just a collection of opulent post-metal songs; it’s an enchanting yet challenging journey for the heart, soul, and mind.

82
Paste

The Arizona band refines their blend of shoegaze and metal on their stellar sophomore record.

80
Clash

‘Dimensional Bleed’ is a revelatory record for the branching Phoenix outfit’s legacy. It carries a deeply insidious atmosphere, never revealing what is coming round the corner before exploding into either a flurry of motion or into a whispering, ephemeral moment.

80
Spectrum Culture
Where Holy Fawn’s debut album marked them as a visionary band with potential, the follow-up is a giant leap forward for the band in terms of aspiration and execution — one that soars to the heights of shoegaze lushness, black metal’s sense of incessant humanism and post-rock’s stark beauty.
78
Sputnikmusic

Dimensional Bleed may not be the monumental statement Death Spells embodied, but it is certainly capable of engulfing anyone willing to allocate it some dedicated time.

70
Angry Metal Guy

While it pales in comparison to Death Spells, Dimensional Bleed reveals the louder beating heart with an emphasis on melody interwoven throughout its bone-rattling density.

64
Pitchfork
With a slightly subtler approach, the post-metal band relies on familiar tricks, gesturing at widescreen emotions in an endless sea of sine wave swells.
surlace
79

What if Death Spells was Alive Spells? Maybe it would sound like this.
Much more refined than the previous album, super excited to see where this band goes from here.
Keep it up!

Music_Nerds
75

Hexsewn is a dreamy intro that doesn’t give too much away but it does set you up adequately for what is to be more of an experience in soundscapes and textures than singular ‘songs’. Strap yourselves in for more of an ethereal movie score or soundtrack styled in Post-Rock like crescendo based arrangements with more experimental ASMR textures than bone crushing dynamics.

Although very chill and at high-risk of being a little ‘sleepy’ I’d imagine best served ... read more

grnhll
74

Melancholic doomgaze with a lot of post-rock and shoegaze passages. It isn't an incredible experience, but it's good enough, although I would've liked it more if they tried to incorporate heavier sounds more often.

Music_Nerds
75

Hexsewn is a dreamy intro that doesn’t give too much away but it does set you up adequately for what is to be more of an experience in soundscapes and textures than singular ‘songs’. Strap yourselves in for more of an ethereal movie score or soundtrack styled in Post-Rock like crescendo based arrangements with more experimental ASMR textures than bone crushing dynamics.

Although very chill and at high-risk of being a little ‘sleepy’ I’d imagine best served ... read more

Hummus
80

Dimensional Bleed delivers another beautifully melancholic blend of shoegaze, metal, and post-rock, now in a more upfront and sleeker package.

I happened across the band's debut Death Spells around a week ago, and it was an immediate case of love at first sight. It's an indescribably powerful album that takes you on a dark, personal journey that you simply cannot look away from. Given my immense love for the project, I was excited to see the band had put out a sophomore effort earlier this ... read more

Klogfan17
85

This rating could very well go up with time, but I'll still leave my thoughts for now:

This album is absolutely incredible. The gorgeous chord progressions - the swelling and easing of the instrumentation - the haunting cleans - the piercing black metal-esque shrieks. It all comes together for a dark and beautiful sound that captivates the listener. Put it on in the background while you work. Put on some headphones, lay back, and get lost in the soundscapes.

My only reservation with this ... read more

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Track List

1Hexsewn
2:49
79
2Death Is a Relief
5:53
87
3Lift Your Head
5:03
90
4Empty Vials
7:02
81
5Amaranthine
3:42
85
6Dimensional Bleed
2:39
84
7Sightless
7:03
87
8Void of Light
4:44
90
9True Loss
6:55
88
10Blood Memory
3:25
86
Total Length: 49 minutes
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Added on: July 12, 2022