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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the British rock band was recorded and mixed by Lewis Johns.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 2, 2018
    100
    Time Will Die is a hugely satisfying listen, with the longer songs in particular allowing the band free rein to indulge every experimental urge. ... This album sounds like a multi-part epic made up entirely of multi-part epics. And also, undoubtedly, like a career high. [3 Mar 2018, p.50]
  2. Mar 5, 2018
    90
    What follows maintains both the high standard and the mixture of shades and textures.
  3. Mar 6, 2018
    90
    Although Rolo Tomassi's four previous records are phenomenal in their own right, this album emits a more structured sense of chaos than before. The days of the band's video game-like synth tones living amongst hardcore mayhem are long gone, replaced with a more developed sound and sophisticated energy.
  4. Mar 2, 2018
    80
    The climax brings an emotional resonance to proceedings that confirms Rolo Tomassi's impressive ability to cross these genres and moods and influences but still sound undeniably them.
  5. This is easily their most expansive work yet--a continued exploration of the beauty in brutality.
  6. Mar 2, 2018
    80
    For all the twists and turns that Rolo Tomassi have made, this is their first album that can reasonably be described as being, first and foremost, riotously good fun.
  7. 75
    Rolo Tomassi are a band still looking to push themselves further forward creatively, while remaining just as focused on retaining the dramatic core of their sound that has long set them apart from any contemporaries.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. peo
    May 8, 2018
    10
    It Has to be and it is the best album of the year , no more talk.
    is one of the best records this band have ever recorded.
  2. Mar 7, 2018
    10
    After a little bit bland Grievances more than worthy successor of Astratea and for me truly the first album of Rolo Tomassi, which is reallyAfter a little bit bland Grievances more than worthy successor of Astratea and for me truly the first album of Rolo Tomassi, which is really accomplished and completed piece of music, although I love them all. After long time again record, that you can listen to from very first note to the last one and each one makes sense. True highlight of their career! Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2018
    9
    Solid. Worth listening to. Not the best album of this band, but one their highlights of their career.
  4. May 8, 2018
    9
    First of all I'd like to point out that both the 0 out of 10 user reviewers have only two reviews on their accounts, they are both RoloFirst of all I'd like to point out that both the 0 out of 10 user reviewers have only two reviews on their accounts, they are both Rolo Tomassi at 0/10 and Janelle Monoae at 10/10. All four were posted on May 2nd. Seems legit.

    Anyway TWDALWBI is another brilliant album by Rolo Tomassi, I've been listening to it atleast a couple of times a week since launch. Like their others it's another complex and varied album, one which you really begin to appreciate over time, I always seem to listen to it all the way through. The band said they were attempting to balance the light and dark on this album, and it's true, there is definitely an attempt to contrast the heavy with more mellow tunes unliike on Grievances which was a much bleaker album. The band once again play around with structure, more so than ever before even. It can be hard to tell when one track ends and another begins, but rather than being a detriment to the album it actually helps the album flow. "A Flood Of Light" and "Rituals" are personal highlights.

    Overall it's the album to beat this year, wthout a doubt. While I'm still not sure if I prefer this or Grievances (I may prefer the darker edge), it's another album that i'll be listening to for a long time to come from one of the most interesting and exciting bands in rock music right now.
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  5. May 29, 2018
    7
    Vast soundscapes, guitar-driven and veering between screamcore and the Cocteau Twins. Starts beautifully and goes in different directions. NotVast soundscapes, guitar-driven and veering between screamcore and the Cocteau Twins. Starts beautifully and goes in different directions. Not a love, but a good like. Definitely worth a listen....it'll challenge many. Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2018
    7
    Agreed, screaming is great fun.
    In the Hollow Hour the vocal eruptions blend nicely in the overall composition, and i will surely look
    Agreed, screaming is great fun.
    In the Hollow Hour the vocal eruptions blend nicely in the overall composition, and i will surely look forward to see a live performance, must be a thrill.
    To me though, less is more. I enjoy the richness of the music and the smooth timbre of Eva's voice in Aftermath too much to appreciate the remainder of the album to the same extent.
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  7. May 2, 2018
    0
    This new album from the band seems quite messy and not as cohesive as past projects which doesn't mean that is bad, but definitively not good.

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