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, May 9, 2011

Hate - Awakening of the Liar [2003]

First track is good on energy; hopefully they'll be able to keep it up throughout the album this time. "Anti-God Extremity" has a terrible introduction and, overall, the writing is quite slap-dash. "Close to the Nephilim" is a step in the correct direction, but it has its fair share of boring and pointless riffs. One of the problems this album has is the use of regular break-riffs that destroy the sense of flow within the songs. These riffs would be permissible if they weren't repeated at regular and predictable intervals. In short, it's no better than the previous one. The energy is killed by the poor writing, extremely derivative riffs, and lacking power. The fact that they haven't improved at all means a big "FUCK YOU" from me.

Rating: 3.5


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