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John Zorn Moonchild
The first Moonchild release is also their most bare-bones: no musicians apart from the trio of Patton, Dunn, and Baron; less vocals than on later releases; and a much smaller focus. The compositions here are not as interesting as the band's best work, occasionally going on too long (the nearly seven-minute band title track), and the heavy, oppressive atmosphere throughout grows dull long before the finish line. Still, great moments (Baron's cymbal work in the middle of "Ghosts of Thelema," the ending of "Abraxas," the chaotic breaks in "616") redeem the record somewhat. 2.6
Ulver Perdition City
Atmospherically, Perdition City is reminiscent of a great concrete city bathed in dark, with the occasional beam of moonlight shining through. Musically, it is a unique blend of electronica, trip-hop, avant-garde, jazz, and probably at least ten more genres that I don't know the names of. Needless to say, this is a very unique record; it is also Ulver's first non-black metal record that really satisfies (though it isn't flawless- the last two tracks don't do much for me). Particularly, "The Future Sound of Music" and "Porn Piece or the Scars of Cold Kisses" are two of Ulver's best songs. Perdition City is a fantastic record.
Darkspace Minus One
* This is a review of the original Dark Space -1, not the re-recorded version. * The first track is a cool slice of black metal, though the ambience and the heaviness don't mix as well as they should- the synth feels sort of tacked on in places. The second track just goes on for too long, feeling like a long build-up with no climax. I can appreciate the atmosphere, but more should have been done with it. Overall though, I'd still say this EP is worth hearing, mainly for that aforementioned atmosphere. 3.0
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
The constant mid-tempo, pounding rhythms on this album actually gave me a bit of a headache (and not in a good way). I found this overall a very tedious listen; some of these songs would be cool on an album with more stylistic variation, but as it stands A World Lit Only by Fire is essentially the same thing ten times in a row. I like some of the rhythms ("New Dark Ages") and I can appreciate the heaviness, but as a whole this is a dreadfully boring, and at times unpleasant, record to endure. 2.1
Darkspace Dark Space III I
Dark Space III I continues the trend of better production values which has henceforth characterized the band's discography. However, it also sees the group experimenting with their established sound: namely, electronic influence in the drums, less vocals, and more abrupt changes from heavy to soft. While of the former two I possess mixed feelings, the latter works well; the sudden changes help distinguish between sections. The twenty-seven minute opener is a little overlong, but nonetheless Dark Space III I succeeds at creating a dark, cold atmosphere that I find myself more than willing to return to. More listens will deter
The Young Gods The Young Gods
This album bores the Hell out of me. Mostly awful vocals and repetitive instrumentation combine for a very poor release. "Did You Miss Me?" has the best potential of anything here, but the horrendous vocals ruin it (look up the live version, with Mike Patton on vox, for something fantastic). The opening track has its merits too (the vocals actually work here), but overall, The Young Gods just doesn't do it for me. 2.1
Buckethead Celery
Celery (love that album name) is one twenty-nine minute jam song. Buckethead sticks mostly to slower, more rock-influenced soloing this time as opposed to shred (though he does a bit of that too) and there are some excellent moments (such as around the nine-minute mark). The song gets boring after a while, though, as there isn't much variation in the playing, and the backing instrumentation is always kept mid-tempo. 2.1

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  • Mythodea Haha, has been so long since I wrote to you that I'd forgotten what my mesage was about! Anyway, you're welcome. I'd appreciate it a lot if you would give me your opinion on the album afterwards!Cheers.
    October 4 01:52 PM
  • Mythodea dude, saw your sound off for Blade Runner. If you like his music, check 1492: Conquest of Paradise OST. It's one of the best albums in my life.
    September 16 03:18 AM
  • danielcardoso Nah, I'm just kidding man. I don't play in Anathema, I don't even play keyboards ;) I do play guitar and harmonica in a local Portuguese band called Invictus, we're starting to make a name for ourselves :)
    August 6 01:14 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy so wrong about young machetes =[
    August 6 10:37 AM
  • danielcardoso You mean, Anathema's keyboardist? I sure am ;)
    August 4 08:35 AM

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