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

...and Oceans - The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts [1998]

Weird beginning, but when the keys kick in, it's fucking nice as hell. Definitely more traditional Black Metal than their later works. It's really strange, like a completely different band. There's some really fucking fast grinding in here. A few strange vox in T3. T5 has a killer beginning techno thing that reminds me of the dystopian society of Blade Runner. Cool CD. Not nearly as ground-breaking as their later efforts, but there's still plenty of the techno/industrial element and some unique song-writing. The production quality is what I'd expect from a Black Metal band's first album, though it is still better than most debuts.

Rating: 6.5


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