Sleeping Through the War
All Them Witches - Sleeping Through the War
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #24 / 668
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2017 Ratings: #193
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
'Sleeping Through The War' strikes the perfect balance of the familiar and the alien to distill 45 minutes of musical opium. Bliss.
86
GIGsoup
Simply put, this is All Them Witches’ best work yet. It’s brimming with confidence, band maturity and mastery of their respective roles and instrumentation. It’s wholly apparent that utmost thought goes into the construction of tracks, resulting in deeply dense compositions with highly successful cosmic exploration.
85
The Line of Best Fit
Like Josh Homme’s Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age, they dig up diamond hooks from rough desert rock. They can swing between tranquil and torrential in an almost Mogwai-esque manner, as the massive strobe light opener “Bulls” demonstrates.
80
American Songwriter
Between the album’s imaginative, original art work and music that follows suit, this is one CD you’ll want to hold in your hands and stare at as you strap in and let the inspired music unspool.
80
AllMusic

The Nashville-based quartet's fourth studio long-player, and second for New West Records, Sleeping Through the War is All Them Witches' most fully realized set to date, a sprawling yet remarkably focused effort that takes their exploratory, often spliced-together work ethic in a more stridently song-oriented direction.

80
musicOMH
Whether All Them Witches’ fans will approve in droves is unlikely, but instead of burying their heads in the sand maybe they should embrace the bands continuing evolution because at times it’s simply spellbinding.
80
No Ripcord

Sleeping Through The War is the embodiment of a gentle giant: huge in presence but unwaveringly accessible.

Oct 31, 2017
DachetG
75
It’s really odd. Typically, a band starts out with tracks that engage the audience, and then the music peters out in the second half. Also, the longer songs usually drag on and wear out their welcome. The opposite occurred here. I really appreciated all the six-plus minute odes, and was less impressed with the shorter works. It feels as if, when they had a good beat or hook, the band worked or embellished the song, and for those that didn’t pass muster, they were quick and ... read more
Jan 20, 2018
CheapandLethal
95
Exceptional
Mar 4, 2017
Br
82
Though the lead singer's voice is at times jarring when set up against the instrumentation, the band is exceptionally talented at creating melodically heavy tunes...
Feb 28, 2017
80
Overall a good album, not as bluesy as the others. You can notice some new experiments with sound that turned out great. In my opinion, the key songs that make the album are "Don´t bring me coffee"; " Am i Going Up?" and to close "Internet".
END OF YEAR LISTS
#9/Classic Rock Magazine
Track List
  1. Bulls
  2. Don't Bring Me Coffee
  3. Bruce Lee
  4. 3-5-7
  5. Am I Going Up?
  6. Alabaster
  7. Cowboy Kirk
  8. Internet


Added on: November 16, 2016