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, August 16, 2010

Dragonlord - Black Wings of Destiny [2005]

I still have a hard time believing that this is the guitarist from Testament. Fucking phenomenal Black Metal album. It's easy to say that they're ripping off Dimmu a bit with the orchestra arrangements and all, but I think that they actually pull it off much better than Dimmu has. Also, the guitar work is awesome (much unlike Dimmu). Production quality is amazing… heavy, clear, and atmospheric. Perfectly suites the musical style. The clean vox are really well done on the rare occasions that they're actually used. My only complaint is that a few of the songs feel like filler. It's a goddamn shame that there hasn't been another release since this album...

Rating: 8.5


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