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 - Era One [2006]

Nice piano / industrial intro with cool ethnic beats… hoping for good things. Absolutely not what I expected for the beginning of the first track. Starts of with a very anti-climactic ride cymbal and then goes into the industrial stuff but with no sign of guitars. It's actually pretty cool, different song-writing than I expected, so props go out for surprising me. 3rd track is promising good things with the intro. Seems like this album as a whole is going to move Samael deeper into the industrial genre and farther from metal. Still haven't heard any guitars at all yet, lol. Overall, interesting work, but slightly disappointed that there weren't any heavy guitars or anything… actually, there's virtually no guitar-work at all. Still, it takes the risk and is a good album when the mood for industrial music strikes me.

Rating: 7


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