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

Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia [1996]

Sounds much more like normal Black Metal than the other albums. Really don't like the fact that the vox are mostly unbalanced, coming out of the left speaker… I hate unbalanced shit. The rest of the production isn't bad at all. Actually, it's quite good, especially for the time period. It eventually settles into a sound more easily identified with Arcturus. However, it's not quite as polished as the later albums.

Rating: 7.5


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