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

Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness [1989]

This whole album is full of great old-school Death Metal. It's hella-energetic and even pretty damn modern in some ways. The production is typical of under-ground bands of this period. There's obviously a lot of Slayer influence throughout the album. Lots of thrashing around and plenty of blasting. There isn't much in the way of variation at all, and compounding that issue is the fact that the album is over fifty minutes long. However, I never really found myself getting bored. I liked it all the way through. Didn't seem to be any fillers. That said, it wasn't mind-blowing, just solid well-written Death Metal.

Rating: 7.25


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