AOTY 2018

Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #95 / 708
User Score
Based on 156 ratings
2018 Ratings: #133
March 2, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Holy Roar / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!
Although Rolo Tomassi's four previous records are phenomenal in their own right, this album emits a more structured sense of chaos than before. The days of the band's video game-like synth tones living amongst hardcore mayhem are long gone, replaced with a more developed sound and sophisticated energy.
90
musicOMH
Bruisingly heavy, convulsively jazzy, full of dramatic, lurching left-turns and time-signature shifts, the Sheffield five-piece’s frenetic progressive hardcore is capped off by vocalist Eva Spence ... whose voice switches from one moment to the next between soft and seraphic and throat-shredding howl.
80
DIY
‘Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It’ represents yet another curveball from Rolo Tomassi, and, as usual, feels like a direct kick against what came before.
80
Drowned in Sound
While for some the metal side of things will prove too much, for the rest this is yet another stunning work from perhaps one of the UK’s most underappreciated bands (on a mainstream level).
80
NME
This is easily their most expansive work yet – a continued exploration of the beauty in brutality.
80
Dork
Don’t fear, that furious intensity that Rolo Tomassi do so well still hasn’t gone anywhere, but with ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’ they have brought a new depth to what they do best.
75
The Line of Best Fit

Keeping a strong blend of post-rock and post-hardcore at its central point, TWDALWBI is a colourful burst of heavy riffs, swift time signature changes and frantic energy.

70
Metal Hammer

It’s a kind of witchcraft, a wildly inventive journey into the unknown as one song flows into the next with no warning of what might be ahead. Yet again, Rolo Tomassi have proved themselves to be in a category of one.

zachthesnack
95
THE HOLLOW HOUR IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING TRACKS I HAVE EVER HEARD

How did I miss listening to this!?

Rolo Tomassi broke new ground with their album "Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It". Eva Spence and the gang masterfully danced along the threshold of elegance and brutality. The first half of the album absolutely blew my mind but the second half was a little stale. This was nonetheless the most exciting Melodic Hardcore album that I have listened to as of yet!

Best Track: The ... read more
itsyahboinoah
83
I'm in the same boat with BuffaloStaples
amw100
53
i really wanted to enjoy this... i just cant get over the screaming lyrics when they came, her non-screaming voice is great but i just cant get over screaming lyrics in metal and that annoys me.. all around pretty good album other than that
buttholewasabi
85
Fantastic song writing on here and fantastic contrast between the straightforward mathcore/hardcore and dreamy landscape sounds, which is something that is not easy to pull off but Rolo Tomassi do it right. Beautiful production on here too, everything is mixed in its right place, nothing is too loud or smothering and as soon as the album begins with the intro, the atmosphere that is created pulls you right in and it is a great ride throughout

Best Tracks: Contretemps, Rituals, and Alma Mater
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#22/Stereogum
#83/Bandcamp Daily

Track List

  1. Towards Dawn
  2. Aftermath
  3. Rituals
  4. The Hollow Hour
  5. Balancing the Dark
  6. Alma Mater
  7. A Flood of Light
  8. Whispers Among Us
  9. Contretemps
  10. Risen
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Added on: January 10, 2018