Knocked Loose
A Tear in the Fabric of Life


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jesper L. CONTRIBUTOR (89 Reviews)
October 14th, 2021 | 178 replies


Release Date: 10/13/2021 | Tracklist

Review Summary: very heavy

There is very little reason to describe A Tear in the Fabric of Life as anything other than ‘very heavy’. The surprise EP comprises a twenty one minute onslaught of guitars tuned into the goddamn soil, a mildly distressed vocalist and a rhythm section seemingly prepared to burn down a decent amount of cathedrals. While remaining rooted in Knocked Loose’s brand of pretty heavy hardcore, the songs branch out into other even heavier genres to great effect. ‘God Knows’ implements a cataclysmic black metal section; ‘Forced to Stay’ descends into the deathened depths of post metal during its final half. Did I mention it’s all very heavy?

The record is easily the band’s strongest output yet: as Knocked Loose have always attempted to encapsulate the darkest, most destructive sounds known to man, A Tear in the Fabric of Life finds them matching the intensity of the music with that of the lyrical content. Detailing a story of devastating grief, each breakdown serves both as a cathartic release of agony as well as an intensifier of that very pain. While there are things to be said about the band’s somewhat unsustainable trajectory, you won’t want to out such doubts while the EP is successfully trying to crush anything within its proximity. Culminating in ‘Permanent’s abrasive finale, A Tear in the Fabric of Life’s violence may be over, but its very heavy annihilation is bound to linger a little longer.



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JesperL
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2021


3459 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

icymi this is very heavy

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SteakByrnes
October 14th 2021


25120 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This EP fucks very hard

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Sunnyvale
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2021


2949 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Just gave this a spin, EP is indeed "very heavy". Short and sweet review, mentally pos'd

anarchistfish
October 14th 2021


29416 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

might be better than their last album. tighter & more consistent for sure

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onionbubs
October 14th 2021


14033 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

very excited to check this out once i get the chance

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Thor
October 14th 2021


10304 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This band gets better and better, and this is them fully realizing their potential

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bigweinerdon
October 14th 2021


1733 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

totally agree, they're so damn good

JesperL
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2021


3459 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cheers sunny!

band works so much better when u don't have to consume 40 mins of them at once imo

WatchItExplode
October 14th 2021


9346 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I love this evil little hardcore EP.

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SaveBandit
October 14th 2021


2129 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Slapsssss

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Ryus
October 14th 2021


25918 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ya dis nasty

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Wildcardbitchesss
October 14th 2021


5624 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

by far the best thing they’ve ever done

dedex
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2021


9215 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

never listened to 'em but now i think i will



very heavy rev Jesp

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dedex
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2021


9215 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

ok so yeah this fucks hard

auberginedreams
October 14th 2021


6424 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like this but I don’t get why people don’t consider this deathcore. Fans get really pissy at the suggestion. It’s literally hardcore/metalcore mixed with death metal. People just don’t want to apply that label to bands they like/their own bands because it’s become a dirty word but there is good and bad in every genre. To me this sounds like well done deathcore.

haesslichermensch
October 14th 2021


100 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Something to look forward to for tomorrow morning. Great short teaser. Thanks

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AsleepInTheBack
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2021


7170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

Shit I had no idea this was coming out, will jam

AsleepInTheBack
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2021


7170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

Great write up too btw, short and sweet

Jamdbz
October 14th 2021


1104 Comments


I love this

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Maniac!
October 14th 2021


28404 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yo this fucking slays



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