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.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Agalloch - Pale Folklore [1999]

Nice, already a huge improvement on the first album. Better production, much better playing, way better riffs, and infinitely better song writing. A couple minutes into the first track and it's already way more creative than the entire first album. In the end, this album is worlds better than FWotO. So good, in fact, that it completely reverses my decision to hate them that I obtained from the first album. If the production was a bit better, it would be amongst the best of my albums. High marks for doing shit way differently and superb song writing.

Rating: 8.5


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