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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Soulfly - Soulfly [1998]

I remember when I first got this album. At the time, it was the most unique thing I had every heard. After going back to this album many years later, I can still attest to it's uniqueness. This is certainly one of the most creative bands around. Extremely high amounts of creativity and awesome blending of tribal rhythmic beats into metal. The self-titled song is beautiful. This is a great album with lots of variation ensuring that boredom is impossible. The production could stand to be a bit heavier (mostly in the heavy parts when guitar distortion kicks in). There are also a lot of drop-offs in the energy, but this is almost always due to creative exploration… so it's really not a negative.

Rating: 8.5


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