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 - Nightmares Made Flesh [2004]

Punch-in-the-face beginning to the cd. Damn good Death Metal vox from Peter. Really heavy production and guitars; very clear, too. Different songwriting style. It's not the typical straight forward Death Metal grinding and schizophrenia. "Brave New Hell" is fucking heavy. Bitchin' middle guitar riff, too. Lots of heaviness in these first three songs and it will carry through to the end of the album. "The Ascension" starts off with a really evil vibe to it, cool. "Draped in Disease" is badass with a killer main riff. Overall, this was a fucking surprisingly heavy album. It's not all that fast for Death Metal… actually quite slow, but the brutality is in the songwriting instead. Some of the tracks are a bit boring and end up feeling a bit like filler crap. On the other hand, the tracks that are really great are a fucking treat to listen to over and over. Peter does a great job on the Death Metal vox. The production is awesome and really fucking heavy. Definitely better than the sum of it's parts, but the album as a whole doesn't really push any boundaries for a new Death Metal band.

Rating: 7


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