Lingua Ignota
SINNER GET READY


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jesper L. STAFF
August 6th, 2021 | 319 replies


Release Date: 08/06/2021 | Tracklist

Review Summary: annihilating comfort

SINNER GET READY leaves me feeling cold. The record is freezing, terrifying, and entirely captivating, leaving its listeners in a similarly distressed state. This is a feat that should not be undervalued: few “scary” albums actually scare; few “fun” albums actually leave one with the sensation of having had fun. Lingua Ignota’s third full length is deeply unpredictable, nestling itself in the deepest corners of one’s mind to calmly annihilate whatever comfort may reside there.

As intent on marrying heaven and hell in the most bloodcurdling of ways as 2019’s CALIGULA, SINNER GET READY treads slightly calmer waters. Waters coloured by the blood of all that once lived there, mind you, but displaying more subtle and sophisticated motions nonetheless. Opening cut ‘THE ORDER OF SPIRITUAL VIRGINS’ basks in unnerving choirs underscored by gentle piano during its first stretch, before bursts of noise fade in and out of focus, eclipsing the track until its few bones melt into an eerie voice recording simultaneously accentuating the record’s loneliness as well as, contradictorily, giving this loneliness and silence itself a voice. As such explosions of sound do persist on the album, Lingua Ignota does not exactly show restraint; it’s clear that mastermind Kristin Hayter needn’t do so as she explores her hollow world more delicately, showing relative grace while never succumbing to the anticipated. It can be felt in every element: whether it’s ‘I WHO BEND THE TALL GRASSES’ molding fearful cries into angelic vocalisations or ‘MAN IS LIKE A SPRING FLOWER’s extraordinarily intimidating banjo strums, no stone in the barren landscape is left unturned and uncrushed.

Amidst the desolation, ‘PERPETUAL FLAME OF CENTRALIA’ presents a moment of unadulterated peace. The calm piano piece may open on the lyrics “I am covered with the blood of Jesus”, yet it never trails from its sonic serenity. In the context of the record, the song can be seen as a breather in its intensity, while simultaneously accentuating and amplifying the potency of all that surrounds. The distinct appears more transparent; the destructive all the more dangerous. SINNER GET READY’s core message can be found in ‘REPENT NOW CONFESS NOW’ as Lingua Ignota and an audibly discomforted choir exclaim that “this body is not your home”. A simplistic reminder encompassing spiritual undertones, its delivery connotes a perpetual, inescapable distress. This very sense of distress runs in the record’s blood, staining all it touches and leaving deceptively inconsequential blemishes.

While the overall experience is entirely captivating, the album is a deeply uncomfortable listening experience and as a direct result occasionally hard to digest. Held together by its paralysing atmosphere, Lingua Ignota’s ever-improving vocal capabilities and sparsely overwhelming instrumentation, SINNER GET READY will leave you freezing, yet anything but cold.



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JesperL
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2021


4433 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeehaw

https://linguaignota.bandcamp.com/album/sinner-get-ready

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SteakByrnes
August 6th 2021


26862 Comments


I've been called a sinnerrrrr

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DoofDoof
August 6th 2021


11634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Her best so far

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JayEnder
August 6th 2021


13974 Comments


Really wanted to like her music, but after this I just don't have the desire to listen to her ever again.

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JustJoe.
August 6th 2021


10936 Comments


i wonder if this will be a fun thread

DoofDoof
August 6th 2021


11634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

It’s quite a mild album so doubt it

JustJoe.
August 6th 2021


10936 Comments


oh well that’s probably for the best

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2021


4433 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Her best so far"

lol

but yes agreed yes

Relinquished
August 6th 2021


47627 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

doof learned his lesson good to see

DoofDoof
August 6th 2021


11634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

What lesson?



You probably don’t want to read my sound off on my AOTY account maybe

DoofDoof
August 6th 2021


11634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I couldn’t think of anything to say about the gimp beekeeper album cover, artwork sort of toned down this time just like the music



A good thing, less cringe all round



I was going to 2.5 this one but stupidly I listened to it a second time later in the day and it was really really boring minus a few bits and pieces.



But we’ll finish on a positive. This album is a lot less cringe and that’s a mercy.

Dedes
August 7th 2021


8725 Comments


Good review dawg
Might check this weekend. I gave Lingua a listen a few years back with All Bitches Die but never properly dug through her music. This sounds like it'll be dope.

BallsToTheWall
August 7th 2021


50786 Comments


She’s been going downhill.

Dedes
August 7th 2021


8725 Comments


I'm an easy man to please


FellHanded
August 7th 2021


425 Comments


This is intense

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LeddSledd
August 7th 2021


7129 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Guess I'll start here with Lingua

Purpl3Spartan
August 7th 2021


3476 Comments


“SINNER GET READY leaves me feeling cold”

Nope nope nope no thanks

Already have a cold right now 👍

Will wait till it’s gone

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2021


4433 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thx dedes, hope you enjoy!

and get well soon purp, stay warm

parksungjoon
August 7th 2021


42793 Comments


can i be the first to say ligma in this thread

GhandhiLion
August 7th 2021


15275 Comments


Please no bad misogynistic takes this time shoo

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