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

Slayer - Hell Awaits [1985]

Evil kick-off to the album. In fact, it's all evil, all the time. This album really shows that Slayer has settled in to their new more thrash-based sound like a comet settles into a planet. Every song is an old-school thrash masterpiece. However, the production really needs work. The guitars feel dead and their distortion is quite week. The bass has very little actual bass to it and sits more in the mid-high frequency range.

Rating: 7


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