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.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Samael - Lux Mundi [2011]

Bass drum is way too low in the mix. There's this fucked up double-bass thing happening in the first track, but it sounds like there's a second bass drum part playing something more simplistic on top of that... it confuses the ear and the fact that the drums are lower in the mix really doesn't help. The first track isn't all that catchy or gripping. Ugh... this is a pretty piss-poor start for the album... first four tracks are drudgery. This album is a massive disappointment. It's everything that I DON'T like about Samael. Boring songwriting. No energy. Run of the mill riffs with no catchiness at all.

Rating: 5


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