I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.

I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. is a full-length studio album by the American experimental metal band The Body. The album was released on May 11, 2018 through Thrill Jockey. The Body described I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. as their most ambitious album today, which features samples of their own past recordings.[5]

I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
Recorded2017
StudioMachines with Magnets
Length49:35
LabelThrill Jockey
ProducerSeth Manchester, Keith Souza
The Body chronology
A Home on Earth
(2017)
I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.
(2018)
Mental Wounds Not Healing
(2018)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Pitchfork7.8/10.0[3]
Rolling Stone[4]

Pitchfork included I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. on its list of 2018's best metal albums.[6]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."The Last Form of Loving"3:34
2."Can Carry No Weight"4:30
3."Partly Alive"4:22
4."The West Has Failed"3:38
5."Nothing Stirs"5:55
6."Off Script"5:28
7."An Urn"4:03
8."Blessed, Alone"3:58
9."Sickly Heart of Sand"5:35
10."Ten Times a Day, Every Day, a Stranger"8:32
Total length:49:35

Personnel

I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. credits adapted from AllMusic.[2]

The Body

  • Lee Buford
  • Chip King

Additional musicians

  • Michael Berdan (Uniform) – vocals
  • Ben Eberle (Sandworm) – vocals
  • Laura Gulley (Amoebic Ensemble) – viola, violin
  • Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota) – piano, vocals
  • Jim Manchester – vocals
  • Seth Manchester – drums, programming
  • Ryan Seaton – saxophone
  • Keith Souza – drums, keyboards
  • Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir) – piano, vocals

Production

  • Seth Manchester – engineering, production
  • Keith Souza – engineering, production

Artwork

  • Paco Barba – layout
  • Richard Rankin – artwork, photography

References

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