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

Testament - The New Order [1988]

"Eerie Inhabitants" sports a much more proficient and mature writing style with a good deal of variation and catchy riffs with a lot of heaviness. Four tracks in and it's clearly an excellent album so far. Thrashy, heavy as hell, and quite catchy. None of the riffs so far feel like filler. This is a much more hard-core Metal album than The Legacy. It's got much better songwriting. However, there's not a lot of variation across the album, so by the end I'm starting to get a little bored. There are a few weak songs towards the middle-end of the album, as well. The production also should be stepped up quite a bit.



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