Album Review: Loathe – I Let It In and It Took Everything (SharpTone Records)

Liverpudlian metallers Loathe will release their second album, I Let It In And It Took Everything, the follow-up to the band’s debut album The Cold Sun. It will be released on February 7th 2020 via SharpTone Records.

With the intensity of metalcore at the forefront of everything they do, Loathe come screaming out of the starting blocks with Aggressive Evolution and Broken Vision Rhythm. It’s an energetic and heavy start with flashes of melodic singing, something that is way more prominent on the mellower Two Way Mirror. The wandering soundscapes reminiscent of the likes of Deftones.

Heading back to their heavier roots, New Faces in the Dark is filled with barely contained rage whereas Red Room is a mix of noise and indiscernible savagery. These moments are like mini-mood-swings from Loathe, with no rhyme or reason and liable to occur at any time.

Whereas the likes of Screaming and Is It Really You are so more more controlled and melodic. It’s like dealing with a split personality where you both hate and love being around either.

It’s the more aggressive and pit-wandering side that re-emerges on Gored and Heavy Is The Head That Falls With The Weight Of A Thousand Thoughts. A pair of tracks that are simply phenomenal in regards to showing just how much fire Loathe have within them.

Before the mellow and dreamy tune of A Sad Cartoon emerges to be followed by a reprise that goes for the emotions with a wave of softness. Leading to an insane finale of the title track where Loathe give their all and leave nothing.

Loathe – I Let It In and It Took Everything Full Track Listing:

1. Theme
2. Aggressive Evolution
3. Broken Vision Rhythm
4. Two Way Mirror
5. 451 Days
6. New Faces In The Dark
7. Red Room
8. Screaming
9. Is It Really You
10. Gored
11. Heavy Is The Head That Falls With The Weight Of A Thousand Thoughts
12. A Sad Cartoon
13. A Sad Cartoon (Reprise)
14. I Let It In And It Took Everything




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Loathe - I Let It In and It Took Everything (SharpTone Records)
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