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Bloodmoon: I

Converge and Chelsea Wolfe

Bloodmoon: I

Collaboration between the Salem metalcore band and the Californian doom-goth singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe and her regular collaborator Ben Chisholm, started in 2019 and completed remotely due to lockdown

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    On Converge's tenth studio album, the band enlist goth-rock artist Chelsea Wolfe to create a record unlike anything they've produced before
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  2. 10.0 |   Kerrang!

    Does Bloodmoon: I sound much like Converge? Only occasionally. Could it be their best album to date nevertheless? Quite possibly
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  3. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Blood Moon I is, truly, an essential album for 2021, and may all celestial bodies allow me this infatuated omen: the beginning of something very special
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  4. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    The band’s long-awaited collaboration with dark rocker Wolfe is slower and more melodic than their usual albums, yet even heavier
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  5. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Converge and friends find an alternative to ripping your face off on Bloodmoon
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  6. 9.0 |   All Music

    Even at its most melodic - the opulent goth pop stunners "Coil" and "Blood Dawn" - Bloodmoon: I bristles with nervy unease. That particular brand of agitation is textbook Converge, but with Brodsky's inventive arrangements and Wolfe's ethereal soprano added to the arsenal, that innate disquiet is glorious to behold
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  7. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Metalcore pioneers Converge unite with Chelsea Wolfe and Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky to craft a brooding work of goth-inflected metal with Bloodmoon: I
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A collaboration where each sulphurous element perfectly complements the others. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    The act’s most immersive, cohesive collaboration yet
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  10. 7.0 |   Punk News

    While not immediately as grabbing as previous Converge albums, with repeated listens it does warm up. You just wouldn't think with this expanded line up, you'd be comparing a new Converge record to other bands
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  11. 6.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    There is certainly potential here, but this first Bloodmoon record definitely feels like a testing ground. There is an uncertainty in tone, and a clashing of sensibilities that is thrilling at times, awkward at others
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  12. 5.3 |   Pitchfork

    After 30 years together, the hardcore dynamos hit a nadir. Their collaborative album with Chelsea Wolfe and Stephen Brodsky is exhausting and predictable, a ceaseless barrage of the banal
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