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

Samael - Above [2009]

Whoa! Double bass and a Black Metal riff?! BLASTING!!! SWEEEEEET. Seems like this is going to be a throwback to their BM days. I'm kinda missing the techno/industrial aspect… I thought that they were going to try and blend the two more, but that's not the case at all. Production is really loud. When the drums are blasting, it feels like the pounding of a machine, pretty cool. It's nice to see them go back to their Black Metal roots, but I was kind of expecting this album to blend all that Samael had been experimenting with after their style change to Industrial Metal.

Rating: 7.5


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