Common Existence [PA]: MUZE Review
Spin (p.85) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hings really rev up on latter-half tracks such as 'Circuits of Fever,' which crackles with the colorful chaos of vintage Mars Volta."Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "COMMON EXISTENCE is long on complicated instrumental textures and twisty-turny song structures..."Alternative Press (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] is able to jump from slash-and-burn epics to huge, eerie washes of sound to '90s throwback post-hardcore with ease."Billboard (p.33) - "Thursday's Epitaph debut melds the band's hardcore influences with shoegaze and atmospheric elements..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "COMMON EXISTENCE is their best album in years....['Friends In The Armed Forces' is a] major highlight, a shock of driving, riff-laden rock so invasive that it reaches down your throat and grabs you by the guts."Q (Magazine) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the changes of mood provided by the likes of cerebral centrepiece 'Time's Arrow' that really sets Common Existence apart."Blender (Magazine) (p.64) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Album No. 5 -- their first for indie stalwart Epitaph -- amps up the band's aggro guitars, cookie-monster yells and proggy ambition."