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.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Genitorturers - Blackheart Revolution [2009]

Good start, it's nice and catchy but still hard-edged. "Kabangin' All Night" takes the swing approach. "Devil in a Bottle" starts off in stock-town with a very standard riff that I swear I've heard at least ten bands use. Rob Zombie has clearly been a huge influence for this album. "Falling Stars" is a nicer side of the band with a catchy chorus. This comes across as much more of a stock attempt at a Gothic Metal album than something that has darkness oozing from it. The production quality is as weak as it's ever been. However, it's much more clear this time around. I was hoping for some more heavy production, but this will work so long as the songs stay well-written. When all is said and done, "Revolution" and "Confessions of a Blackheart" are the only proper Genitorturers songs on here; the rest are lacking in darkness, originality, and passion. The album does get better towards the very end, but it's too little too late. Standouts are "Revolution", "Falling Stars", "Confessions of a Blackheart", and "Cum Junkie".

Rating: 6.5


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