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post #16 of 354
Marius Muller - Plugged!
post #17 of 354
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Tool - Lateralus
Second that
post #18 of 354
Tool - Lateralus or Aenima for sure.
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along with what has already been posted...i find most Dream Theater stuff to be very well produced, with a balanced mix of the instruments, no one is overpowering
post #20 of 354
Never say die by Black Sabbath is an extremely well produced album with great clarity across the board.
post #21 of 354
Godsmack- The Other Side

Not super audiophile, but very good SQ nonetheless.
post #22 of 354
Speaking of Master of Puppets, anyone know where that horrible crackle/static in Battery crept into the mix, and why it wasn't removable for the DCC version? Just a question for my education. Generally it's not so bad, but through TripFi's it's really quite disturbing.
post #23 of 354
The best audiophile metal/rock albums are the prog ones: Pink Floyd, Symphony X, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Crimson Glory, Genesis, Neal Morse, Subterranean Masquerade, Maudlin of the Well, Explosions in the Sky, The Gathering, Green Carnation all sound great in a high end headphone. Then there's the audiophile's favorite Dream Theater (not my favorite). The very best audiophile album could very well be Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon.

Other good album would be Mr Bungle - California.
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Symphony X
Paradise Lost looks like a rectangle in Audacity.
post #25 of 354
Post-metal albums seem to be hit or miss on production, with some being very good, such as Wake/Lift by Rosetta, and others being very bad... like the Pelican album Australasia.

That said, Pelican is still freaking AWESOME.

Edit: Explosions in the Sky is not progressive metal. It's not even metal. It's instrumental post-rock.
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Paradise Lost looks like a rectangle in Audacity.
True, that album was somewhat a disappointment, but DWoT, V and The Odyssey all have good production values.
post #27 of 354
I'm bored anymore by The Cowboy Junkies seminal audiophile rock album. But here's another I recently discovered: PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me" meets all the hard hitting critiera of being a genuine "audiophile rock album". Best percussion mastering I've heard in a long time. A little mentioned (among audiophiles), minimalist audiophile rock album.
post #28 of 354
Baroness's Red album has very impressive sound quality. If you like Mastodon, they're a great one to check out.

\m/
post #29 of 354
Opeth - Ghost Reveries, its HDCD too!

Tool - Lateralus, also HDCD

Tool - Aenima, not HDCD, but good.
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Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
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and metallica - and justice for all
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