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|3.5 great||Alabaster Jones | November 5th 15|
I don't know if it's beatdown hardcore or some sludgier form of deathcore, but whatever it is, it's pretty punishing. It's kind of monochromatic, given that not many riffs are actually played and those that do always come with chugs, so there isn't much in the way of dynamics. It's boneheaded, almost humorously so, but darned if it's not catchy as can be. No matter what, be they breakdowns, slams, or what ever else have you, they're catchy and mosh-worthy through and through. The only times where this is broken are the opening minutes to "Mala Mujer" and "Cold", which have clean sung female vocals and a decent drone respectively. Alas, an album consisting of this type playing style can get a bit tiresome after a while, and the album's later tracks suffer as a result. Despite that, this is a good beatdown hardcore/sludgy deathcore album that really packs a punch.
|0.0 ||JoeMcSatanBalls | February 22nd 15|
An absolutely crushing and brutal Combo of Hardcore, Sludge Metal, Death Metal and a spicy Mexican twist. Essential listen for those who are fans of this new wave of Fuck-You-Up-Hardcore-Meets-Metal. Hard 3.5-Light 4
|4.0 excellent||Micah-Nahum Ferguson is reading again. | January 21st 13|
With a doom edge, this hardcore band really puts a through bullets through your ears with this stunning and heavy release. The drawn out guitars and heavy drumming (and heavy EVERYTHING), Xibalba is a force to be reckoned. They show that they may be a slave only to their own redundant sound, but are otherwise very creative and enjoyable.
|5.0 classic||groggyboy | January 6th 13|
"I've found peace in darkness" one sentence that sums up the whole album
|3.0 good||Jack Boaden | December 29th 12|
First listen is a 3. Some of the riffs are fucking awesome and they blend many different influences really well. The production's crazy good as well. My only problem with it is the length. 55 minutes is too long, especially for a hardcore album. With a lot of the tracks running over 5 minutes, even up to 8 minutes, it makes it difficult to keep concentration. An improvement over their debut, but still has many flaws.
|0.0 ||shepaintedfire | December 16th 12|
This band gets a lot of hype and I don't really get it I guess. This album has a few stand out moments but its quite boring as well. Its good for when you just want something heavy, even though there are still many far better options to choose from.
|1.0 awful||poorzack | October 9th 12|
this album sucks so hard, boring hardcore. borecore.
|4.5 superb||Jotun35 | September 19th 12|
WTF guys ?! This album is awesome ! The production is just one of the best I've ever heard on CD and it's a perfect blend of death metal, sludge and hardcore. In comparison to this, any All Out War album is a My Little Pony episode !
|5.0 classic||xstaytrue18x | August 2nd 12|
a bit boring but the new version of cold makes me wanna throw myself off a 50ft building.
|4.0 excellent||DazSkunk | September 17th 15|
|3.0 good||Fujay | August 30th 15|
|2.5 average||Zubes | June 16th 15|
|2.5 average||Orisha | May 21st 15|
|3.0 good||Tywuhh | April 21st 15|
|3.5 great||Matski | February 23rd 15|
|4.5 superb||Tom | February 15th 15|
|2.5 average||Jarek | August 24th 14|
|3.5 great||pome11 | January 6th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Nikkolae | December 16th 12|
|4.0 excellent||tossss | November 27th 12|
|2.5 average||Paul W | September 10th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Pim K | August 26th 12|
|2.5 average||Rail | August 22nd 12|
|4.0 excellent||Bill | August 1st 12|
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