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, March 30, 2011

Coal Chamber - Dark Days [2002]

It's strange, they go from the great songwriting of Chamber Music to this, a fairly large step backwards to the days of the first album. It definitely feels like most of the "magic" is gone. There aren't many gems in this album, but at least a few songs are overall good (Fiend, Dark Days, One Step, Row Boat, Drove). One production quality failing I've noticed is that the two guitars are completely different types of distortion and tone, making them feel very uneven while listening through headphones.

Rating: 7


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