ILION

SLIFT - ILION
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2024 Ratings: #15 / 105
User Score
Based on 420 ratings
2024 Rank: #50
Liked by 55 people
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic
Abandon yourself to it, convulse if you must, and whatever the outcome always remember: no one will ever believe you anyway.
80
AllMusic
The album isn't designed for short attention spans or playlists but as a holistic experience that rewards committed listening with a mind-blowing sonic saga that rages, challenges, and changes more times than can be counted.
80
Kerrang!
SLIFT’s expansive energy and transcendental creativity provide a uniquely rewarding thrill.
74
Beats Per Minute

With pop music gradually crumbling under the heel of the algorithm-driven technocracy, their grotesque bricolage of styles isn’t so easily replicated or defined. ILION finds SLIFT banging at the walls, and at the very least, leaving some serious dents in the process.

DiceBloke
95

Keeping this album between my ass cheeks because it's the shit

surlace
48

this sounds like black midi if they listened to mastodon

GingKizzard
75

SLIFTIES ASSEMBLE!! Anyone wanna trade friendship bracelets with french flags and skulls on it at the next slift show

StuffySoul
86

Fuck yes! This is a goddamn masterpiece is terms of writing melodies and creating soundscapes.

This is otherworldly monolith, that manages to sound so organic at the same time. It's terrifying and captivating. Sounds fucking corny but i really imagine this as a soundtrack of a humanity fighting against some sort of nonhuman form of aliens.

The textures and melodies here, are just makes you feel so small. It's like you are trapped in a open space between giant space ships. Every song here is ... read more

40

i felt like this album is a weird mix of prog and power metal almost. the usage of instruments is beyond amazing, like i love the heavy stuff, but prog is definitely not my favorite genre of metal. i respect the musical integrity behind SLIFT, but this album was not meant for me

kineticsocks
76

Pretty good. My anti-French everything bias is letting me be okay with this. Solid shit. Just wish it was less repetitive

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Track List

1Ilion
11:08
81
2Nimh
9:38
84
3The Words That Have Never Been Heard
12:31
78
4Confluence
8:36
78
5Weavers' Weft
9:41
79
6Uruk
9:54
77
7The Story That Has Never Been Told
12:34
76
8Enter the Loop
5:02
77
Total Length: 1 hour, 19 minutes
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Added on: October 5, 2023