I Have Fought Against It But I Can't Any Longer

The Body

I Have Fought Against It But I Can't Any Longer

Album number seven of sludge metal from the Rhode Island-based duo Chip King and Lee Buford

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Thrill Jockey
UK Release date
11/05/2018
US Release date
11/05/2018
  1. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    The Body have created some of the heaviest and most intense music we’ve heard this year, a devastating multi-faceted gut-punch of a record that asks you to come face to face your most primordial, deep-seated fears, acknowledge and accept your failings and emerge from the experience a stronger person
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  2. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Evocatively titled for a line in Virginia Woolf’s suicide letter, it’s house music for the discotheque of the damned: a howl from the gutter that you can dance to
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    There really isn't anyone else who combines ear-bleeding noise, desolation, and ravenous beauty like the Body, and I Have Fought Against It is one of their most emotionally heavy albums yet
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  4. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    They stress-test the breaking point of heavy music, with elements of industrial, noise, sludge metal, dub, dark ambient and choral arrangements
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  5. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    Sometimes a bit of bold, uncomfortable honesty is what you need
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  6. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Takes the listener on journey through a hell of the Body’s careful making
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  7. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    As a whole the project feels like the band dipping their toes into new territory rather than jumping all the way in
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  8. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Business as usual: metal, on their own terms
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  9. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    I Have Fought shows the Body running roughshod and a band who will continue to push and who will never settle for less
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  10. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Think Dead Can Dance on PCP
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  11. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    When the experiment works it's some of the most captivating heavy music around right now
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