I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Marduk - World Funeral [2003]

One hell of a start. The grinding songs are broken up nicely by slow-tempo songs that have a crushing quality to them. The production is awesome, even though it's a little over-compressed. The songs are very well-written with catchy and evil riffs saturating many of the songs so thickly that it feels like I'm experiencing blunt-force trauma via an aluminum baseball bat. Blistering speed, like I've come to expect from Marduk. However, the vocals are extremely one-dimensional compared to what Mortuus has done since he joined the band; it's not really a mark against the album, but I've grown spoiled by his awesome vocals.

Rating: 8


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