Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE
But..... De Vermis and Soma do sound awful...... which sucks because both bands are outstanding
You are NUTS if you think Soma sounds awful. It's thick, fuzzy, and just a joy to listen to. It's friggin' occult stoner doom, it's not SUPPOSED to be all clear. I'm willing to give you De Vermis because it IS pretty glossy, but I tried to limit myself to albums that came out in the last 2 years. If we start expanding backwards then things get even better. Heck, here's a lot of metal I've been listening to with wonderful production:
Celeste - Animale(s)
We Lost the Sea - The Quietest Place on Earth
Black Math Horseman - Wyltt
Todtgelichter - Agony
Lantlos - Agape
Obscure Sphinx - Void Mother (I know I keep mentioning this but holy crap it's awesome)
Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Negura Bunget - Virstele Pamintului
Drudkh - Blood in our Wells
And so on and so on.
The problem with tech death is it kinda NEEDS ultra sharp production or else all the instruments bleed together into a mush. The problem is when it comes across as overly plastic.
EDIT: Add the new Morbus Chron album "Sweven" to the list. Just beautiful
Edited by SomeGuyDude - 3/4/14 at 9:37am