Shadow of Intent   Melancholy
4.4
superb
Release Date: 2019
Tracklist

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4.6 superbJared Ponton STAFF | August 17th 19

Wow, somehow the fanboy hype is correct on this one, if not more so. This is probably the only deathcore-ish album I've bothered to listen to that is worthy of a tag like "amazing" or "definitive." Haters are soon to come, sure, but when don't they? Skip the rest of the shit and take pride with this one: hold it close. Phenomenal work.

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5.0 classicTristan Matheny | August 13th 19

This album blew my balls off, I am legitimately stunned by how good it is. I thought Reclaimer was a masterpiece, but this, this is somehow even better.

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5.0 classicToondude | August 13th 19

Ditching the Halo theme was the smartest move they ever did. By far their best album to date.

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5.0 classicYuriZakhaev | August 15th 19

In six years, Shadow of Intent have gone from a Halo-themed Melodic/Symphonic Deathcore band
to a monstrous death metal/deathcore powerhouse with some of the most jaw-dropping
development probably ever seen in deathcore. This album is so refined and clean, yet still
unbelievably rich and dense. Ben is definitely more restrained, yet his delivery is the best
he's ever pulled off by a long shot. Atmosphere so thick it's almost palpable, mesmerizing
production, and phenomenal songwriting make this one of the best deathcore releases to ever
come out, indefinitely, and is also a blueprint for what deathcore is becoming. Deathcore is
arguably in its prime right now, and this band is THE example to follow. Congrats, Shadow of
Intent. You blew my fucking mind with this.


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4.5 superbWinsomniac | August 15th 19

Okay this absolutely rips. Over the top in every single way and somehow they manage to get away with it.rMalediction is so sinister my face uncontrollably grumpy cat'd while listening to it.

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5.0 classicDavidPrincipe29 | August 14th 19

It's rare that a band in such a few short years can manage to perfect the game of musical creativity.rThis album is everything I wanted from the band. Insane vocals, spectacular musicianship, and amazing production. And they once again set a bar for the quality of deathcore music you can make.

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5.0 classicReviewc0re | August 14th 19

These guys honestly cannot stop topping their previous efforts, hugely impressed

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5.0 classicfranklinbumbleton | August 14th 19

Honestly feels like this band has reached a level in Deathcore/Death Metal that no other band has. Cannot find a single fault with this record.

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4.5 superbJake E. | August 14th 19

Those riffs in The Dreaded Mystic Abyss made my speakers implode into a cosmic black
hole.

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4.5 superbcloakanddagger | August 14th 19

This is really good. The singles left me skeptical but the whole record flows really nicely. Seems almost unfair to call these guys deathcore at this point, most of the time this just sounds like a symphonic death metal album.

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4.0 excellentpo0ty | August 13th 19

This shit slaps

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4.0 excellentSpicyPikachu1 | August 13th 19

I thought the singles were pretty good but not Reclaimer-level, but the rest of the record proved
me wrong. The 10 minute instrumental song is an absolute mind-fuck with how ridiculous it is.
This is easily, the top deathcore, maybe one of the top death metal records of the year.
*slow claps*

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