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

Sigh - Hangman's Hymn [2007]

Starts off with all the power of a baseball bat to the groin. This album is heavy and thrashy with lots of orchestra arrangements and orchestra stabs. It's an extremely well-written Black Metal album that never looses it's punch throughout. There are only about two songs that feel like they drag. I can't decide if the production quality is perfectly fitting or if there's room for improvement. The guitars are pretty low in the mix, but they're so well-distorted that it adds to the heaviness of the album. Also, the orchestra stabs are a little bit over-done with a few parts being exactly the same as in some of the previous songs. However, the stabs are so well-done and fitting of the style that I never really mind.

Rating: 8


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