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, August 29, 2011

Novembre - Wish I Could Dream it Again [1994]

The production quality is what I'd expect for a first album. It's pretty interesting stuff. Really feels like they've stumbled onto a style while it was just beginning to break out. Just when everything felt like it was getting mundane, they break out with the ending section of "Novembre/its Blood" and redeem all of the interest that was lost. The Black Metal parts are wonderful. The singers pitch control is lacking to say the least, but I've heard worse and it somehow isn't that distracting. The album is a MONSTEROUS length, making it nearly impossible to listen to the whole thing in one sitting without falling asleep. Crop the songs a bit, take some singing lessons, and the material would be top notch.

Rating: 7.5


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