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

Cephalic Carnage - Exploiting Dysfunction [2000]

"Hybrid" really starts on the right note (lawls!). Punch-in-the-face opening and then directly into a trippy riff to really let the listener know what they are getting into. The production is one of my favorite types for Grindcore: punchy, heavy, overly-compressed (but not too distracting), and all-around brutal. There is some amazing creativity on this album mixed in with the thick brutality, insane speeds, catchy riffs, and awesome technicality. The songs are extremely varied within themselves, but to add to that is how varied the album is in its mixture of tracks. Some of the tracks toward the end slow it down quite a bit for the beginnings of songs. Overall, this is a great album with great Grindcore production. However, some of the creativity drops off towards the end of the album as does the energy.

Rating: 9


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