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 - Lucid Interval [2002]

There's a lot more mid-range in the guitar production this time. "Scolopendra Cingulata" is an extremely slow intro to the CD, with "Fortuitous Oddity" picking things up with a scathing grind. There's a lot more short-tracks that break up the longer songs on this album. I'm really not a fan of the really slow stuff in "Anthro-Emesis". "The Isle of California" brings in some really cool and creative use of guitar harmonics. "Pseudo" really grabs your attention from the onset with an awesomely technical riff. Overall, this album doesn't really feel as chaotic as Exploiting Dysfunction, and that may be partly due to the production quality. However, the creativity carries through the entire album at a high level this time, which keeps things more than interesting.

Rating: 8.5


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