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

Ebonylake - On the Eve of the Grimly Inventive [1999]

Chaotic opening. Cool orchestra/keys. Very haunting feel. Disjointed songwriting, but it really works for this style and the effect that they're trying to convey. This album actually makes much more sense when you know that the subject is about a haunted house. The production quality is a bit stale. It's not all that heavy, either. However, it is definitely clear and all of the instruments are very audible. Very unique album with interesting ideas executed in a compelling manner. High marks for innovation, even if the catchiness is a brutalized casualty.

Rating: 8


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