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 - Sideshow Symphonies [2006]

Much more natural drum sound. The overall mix of the album seems to follow what was done on La Masquerade, but with the quality of The Sham Mirrors. I'm missing a bit of the heaviness from TSM, but I like the more experimental feel taken from LMI. There's some more focus on the vox. They've done away with the overly drawn-out sections. This is much more of a calm and beautiful album than TSM.

Rating: 8


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