Quest For Fire

Skrillex - Quest For Fire
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2023 Ratings: #640 / 757
User Score
2023 Rank: #560
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit

There isn’t a better way that Skrillex could’ve made his return, and Quest For Fire will undoubtedly be remembered as one of his best.

80
Clash
‘Quest For Fire’ features an eclectic mix sub cultures from niche areas of the world, with each song fluidly merging with the next whilst creating a new, unique sound.
80
The Telegraph

Even the nostalgic final third of the album manages to feel fresh, as Skrillex celebrates his legacy but refuses to be defined by it. Quest for Fire is still visceral EDM designed to get the pulse racing, but the whole thing has been given an ambitious refresh. The second coming of Skrillex starts here.

80
The Arts Desk
It feels like a high altitude flight across the cultural landscape in some secret tech vehicle. It’s fun.
77
Pitchfork

In Quest for Fire, Skrillex goes in search of—obviously—the most fire beats in the land, plus a few of the sickest drops for good measure.

70
musicOMH
Perhaps some of this record suffers from thin songwriting but the drops, so clearly the main attraction here, are characterful, razor-sharp and banging.
70
AllMusic

The tracks on Quest for Fire go for instant dancefloor gratification, but they're far more refined and nuanced than the brostep ragers that made Skrillex a household name in the early 2010s.

70
Slant Magazine
The producer’s second album is the work of an artist who’s more than willing and able to prove himself all over again.
64
Sputnikmusic
It's really cool on paper, a showcase of obvious and enormous talent with an extensive feature list that manages to satiate fans’ long-awaited fantasies while still giving them opportunities to explore new discographies. Yet somehow it still ends up much smaller than the sum of its parts, particularly the main star.
60
NME
Covering so much ground (‘Hydrate’ even bridges dubstep and reggae) means the album lacks a clear narrative or overarching theme. Perhaps that was Moore’s intention: to deliver a collection of genre-blending tracks that push things forward while succinctly showcasing his seemingly endless versatility.
60
The Guardian
You’re left with something that feels more like a crammed mood-board than an album; an eclectic grab-bag of ideas that achieve varying degrees of success.
60
Spectrum Culture

Quest for Fire’s wall-to-wall ragers turn the album’s title into a mission statement.

daltdisney
80

If I could post a video instead, my entire review would just be a full-length album reaction of me dancing like there’s no tomorrow—BIGQUINT style.

Skrillex’s ‘Quest For Fire’ excuses the nine years it took to arrive by delivering some of the best drops, features, and engineering on any dance album, period. It is a top two electronic record of the 2020s so far, and the only reason it’s not easily the sole best is because Porter Robinson (featured on the ... read more

BradTasteMusic
72

Skrillex shows a more mature side on Quest For Fire, leaving most gimmicks in the past and focusing on a strong EDM auditory experience. Needless to say, Skrillex shows veteran stripes on this project, and comes through.

nathanaskenazi
72

so kind of porter robinson to have collaborated with this up-and-coming producer

80

Cool sounds.
W for the GOAT skrill

Paleblooded
60

Relisten Review #7
70 ------> 60

Been inspired lately to return to the Skrillex 2023 duology. It released at a time when I was first getting into music listening as a hobby and I wanted to see how my tastes have changed over the past year. Starting with Quest For Fire.
This album was going to be a fascinating listen for me since, even though I had added songs from it to my playlists, every time they came on shuffle, I was never in the mood for it and tended to click next.

And while I ... read more

92

An absolutely beautiful performance throughout. Skrillex blends countless sub-genres of electronic music to ultimately create this masterpiece, which perfectly concludes with "Still Here" an amazing collaboration with the legendary Porter Robinson. The obvious king of electronic music finally delivered, and it did not disappoint.

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Added on: January 1, 2023