Originally Posted by Trogdor
Let me reverse that on you, ever meet a great looking girl in a light bar?
I actually do hear ya Redcar. There is not a whole lot that can change with the older recordings (though you be surprsied what kind of restoration can be done given good analog tapes - that's the kicker).
Anyway, bottom line is for new music DEMAND for better production. DEMAND it. I really wish folks would post on SuidAkRA FB page and ask why their latest is so horrific? I know I would if I was a big fan.
Ha! I'm just defending my thin old school black metal CDs. I have so much money in em I could have bought a car.
The greatest thing in my musical journey here though, was to play early Emperor or A Blaze In The Northern Sky and actually fall in love with the sound on it's own terms.
And yes, even though we all loved the early Emperor albums we did wonder what it would be like to hear into that dense wall of sound.
When Emperor was recording Nightside Eclipse they were recording in a small studio and doing the best they could to get the best sound. That is technically their first album, still if you hear the Cd of their demo before it you can tell they progressed a ton.
I have both Nightside Eclipse as a re released clear green vinyl, and the remastered Cd, and yes the sound creates a special mood, but you always wonder what that album would be like if recorded better.