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.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

1349 - Hellfire [2005]

From the beginning of the first track, it's clear that this is going to be a brutal Black Metal album. Ridiculously fast drumming. The excitement dips a little bit in the middle of the album, but it's still good songwriting and the atmosphere is still black as fuck. The guitar riffs are well constructed and the songs are generally pretty catchy. The production is definitely unique. The guitars sound like they have multiple types of distortion. The production is still clear enough to make everything out pretty damn well. It's not really pushing any envelopes, but all of the songs are really well-written and they've definitely got their own unique style. It's hard to bash the production because they probably did it on purpose to give it that underground feel, but I still would've liked to hear less distortion on the guitars.

Rating: 8


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