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

Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery [2008]

Another punch-in-the-face beginning, but more along the technical lines before it drops into the more established Bloodbath sound. Blends technical aspects more into the mix. It's still got the cool drops into clean guitars. A major complaint is the production quality… while it's heavy on its own merit, it's still nowhere near as heavy as NMF. It's a shame, too, because the drums are better recorded and produced, but the guitars are completely mid-range heavy. Besides that, it's cool to hear Mikael do vocals in this type of setting and the songwriting as definitely made an improvement. The album as a whole is much more interesting to listen to than NMF with less of the drops in energy.

Rating: 7.5


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