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Just did some streaming while working on report cards at work (I'm a teacher and kids are out) on the worst sound possible-school PC-nothing blows me away here-but not listening under ideal circumstances.

 

My impressions:

 

I kind of dig Crowbar-I read they were sort of a combinationof Pantera and Melvins-two touchstones in my listening from bygone days. But, I'd rather listen to some cool Neurosis or real doom like YOB.

 

Misery Index wasn't bad-a little generic....the genres of DM elude me....little bit of a "core" vibe-closest reference point for me might be  Jungle Rot-Kill on Command-but I like them much better....but similarly crunchy and shouty. I can definitely listen to them...just not blown away

 

Eyehategod-Meh-not a must have

 

So, uh, my question is where is the great Carcass (maybe the new Vader?) or Wattain-Sworn to the Dark or Enslaved (pick any album!) Always looking for the diamond in the ruff. All of these are B- to me.

 

Guess I'm in a bitchy mood. So much of what I'm hearing is derivitive and been there done that.

 

Back to work:cool:

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I was expecting something a tad more complex, however I suppose this is only a teaser. Singles are almost always the most accessible picks from any given album.

 

I was think the same thing. And I'm sure it will be, given how proggy Opeth has been in the past.

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the new Crowbar is really good, i've never been their biggest fan but they streamed the whole album on Sirius and i really enjoyed it

 

i haven't heard any of the new eyehategod, but i have been a huge fan....i'm a little sad to hear it wasn't stellar but i'll pick it up anyways

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the new Crowbar is really good, i've never been their biggest fan but they streamed the whole album on Sirius and i really enjoyed it

 

i haven't heard any of the new eyehategod, but i have been a huge fan....i'm a little sad to hear it wasn't stellar but i'll pick it up anyways

Well-my judgement might be totally off...sometimes, I'll stream something at work and listen to it later on my "real" stereo and come away w/ a radically different take. They actaully sounded OK-just didn't give me that-" I need to own this" feeling.

 

I'll probably pick up the new Crowbar.

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Speaking of changed bands....

 

 

I heard Mikael f'd up his voice like James Hetfield did, aka doing it wrong for soo many years

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I'd get Enslaveds Isa, Ruun or Vertebrae if you don't own those. All just perfect in so many ways.

Then later get old thin sounding stuff like maybe Frost.

They changed from being popular with their old sound going threw a strange experimental prog phase to come out with Isa which was their modern day classic. But of those three, everyone here has a particular favorite.

With Mardraum being the experimental wild-card of their output, commonly thought of as their transitional phase.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 6/3/14 at 6:17pm
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Also in completely over the top fashion!







What's with the Love Metal T-Shirt?
Edited by Redcarmoose - 6/3/14 at 8:22pm
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http://www.hdtracks.com/led-zeppelin-remastered

 

 

 

1st 3 out in 24/96 today.

 

 

It sounds remixed as well as remastered? Weird? I like it!

 

I don't know if it said Jimmy Page was planning on a remix of the albums? Maybe it is just the sound of it all?

The things you can hear for the first time are amazing. Sounds like it was recorded in 2014 not 1969. I can't believe I have been listening to this album for 40 years.

 

 


Edited by Redcarmoose - 6/3/14 at 9:51pm
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Carcass are playing Melbourne on June 15. Awww yeah!! \m/

markm1: Ta for the impressions, although I can'mt see any of those bands (Misery Signal excluded perhaps) entering my regular listening repertoire either. smily_headphones1.gif

If thrash is your thing, I thoroughly recommend Fuelled By Fire and Truth Corroded, the latter of whom borrow elements from deathcore thereby creating something that stands out from the pack. Their lyrics are right up my alley also.

Finally... Am I alone in being of the belief that Wrath and ...The More Things Change (cbb with italicised titles today, sorry - posting via iPhone lol) are two seethingly angry records that are far too underrated and appreciated? While New American Gospel is my absolute favourite Lamb of God album, "Reclamation", "Broken Hands" and "We Die Alone" are three absolute favourite picks.
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I seriously did not know 'Crowbar' was so good. I always thought them to be like these Southern Stoner( Down). Oh my!! Oh my!!. They are faking brilliant.

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http://www.hdtracks.com/led-zeppelin-remastered

 

 

 

1st 3 out in 24/96 today.

 

 

It sounds remixed as well as remastered? Weird? I like it!

 

I don't know if it said Jimmy Page was planning on a remix of the albums? Maybe it is just the sound of it all?

The things you can hear for the first time are amazing. Sounds like it was recorded in 2014 not 1969. I can't believe I have been listening to this album for 40 years.

 

 

Great to hear.

 

I had the "Led Zeppelin Remasters" in 1990's.  Then, I bought some of their individual albums that were also mastered in the 90's also. I know people have complained for years about poor  LZ SQ. Then, there was the 2007 Mothership 2 disc compilation that was remastered. Even still, some felt like it was too compressed.

 

My understaning is that Jimmy Page has remasatered the first 3 LZ releases in box sets with companion CDs this year. It would be great if this time it was done well with good DR.

 

Hopefully, that's what you have. Maybe Trog knows....

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Great to hear.

 

I had the "Led Zeppelin Remasters" in 1990's.  Then, I bought some of their individual albums that were also mastered in the 90's also. I know people have complained for years about poor  LZ SQ. Then, there was the 2007 Mothership 2 disc compilation that was remastered. Even still, some felt like it was too compressed.

 

My understaning is that Jimmy Page has remasatered the first 3 LZ releases in box sets with companion CDs this year. It would be great if this time it was done well with good DR.

 

Hopefully, that's what you have. Maybe Trog knows....

 

 

Well, I have hoped that Jimmy would do some of the magic he did for the Song Remains The Same Remaster. I think he did. The first album is great. The first album is the only HD Zeppelin I own. Been listening to it over and over again. The music I am so familiar with having cassette tapes even when I was 12. I have the 90s box set and have played it on some good stereos over the years. Still I'm hearing things I have never heard before. It is actually spooky because it is a recording that I know is old but it sounds brand new at times. There is a really good character to the guitar. There is so much personality to the guitar. It almost makes me think its a remix. I don't know how all this sound was in the guitar tracks and never made it to the original vinyl pressings or CDs?? It is like hearing it again for the first time. So the bands drummer is dead and the remaster is by the guitar player, so you would think the drums would be put back in the mix but they are not. The bass is one of the best parts, just tight and full and so clear. Amazing! I guess this is digital technology at it's best.

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Well, I have hoped that Jimmy would do some of the magic he did for the Song Remains The Same Remaster. I think he did. The first album is great. The first album is the only HD Zeppelin I own. Been listening to it over and over again. The music I am so familiar with having cassette tapes even when I was 12. I have the 90s box set and have played it on some good stereos over the years. Still I'm hearing things I have never heard before. It is actually spooky because it is a recording that I know is old but it sounds brand new at times. There is a really good character to the guitar. There is so much personality to the guitar. It almost makes me think its a remix. I don't know how all this sound was in the guitar tracks and never made it to the original vinyl pressings or CDs?? It is like hearing it again for the first time. So the bands drummer is dead and the remaster is by the guitar player, so you would think the drums would be put back in the mix but they are not. The bass is one of the best parts, just tight and full and so clear. Amazing! I guess this is digital technology at it's best.

Cool. That's such a great album. One of the great rock albums for ages for sure.

 

Do you think you'll go back and purchase their entire catalog on HD? Doh! I hate feeling compelled to repurchase music I already own. I did that with the Beatles and some Floyd last year.

 

Wonder if Metallica would ever hit the reset button for Death Magnetic. Or remaster their classics.


Edited by markm1 - 6/4/14 at 9:01am
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This was just posted on the What Are You Listening To thread.....now I'm getting tempted.

 

 

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Cool. That's such a great album. One of the great rock albums for ages for sure.

 

Do you think you'll go back and purchase their entire catalog on HD? Doh! I hate feeling compelled to repurchase music I already own. I did that with the Beatles and some Floyd last year.

 

Wonder if Metallica would ever hit the reset button for Death Magnetic. Or remaster their classics.


Well, at $30 a pop I don't know. I remember getting a deal and spending like $100 for the complete CD box set of the 90 remasters. I have this really long history with Zep even having a friend with one of the largest collections of Zeppelin stuff. I have really seen it all as far as bootlegs and rare stuff. This remaster thing has been a long, confusing and drawn out thing and I'm glad it is over. I would most likely get em all if the vinyl set was offered as one? I don't care about any live recordings or ruff mixes, just get me the albums like they came out. I purchased the 180 gram Song Remains The Same remaster and it is perfect. It would be cool if they made the albums 180 gram. I just have not looked into what the vinyl is going to be?

 

There have actually been remasters which came out of a couple albums in 08. I was able to hear Houses Of The Holy and saw Physical Graffiti but it was left un-opened. The word was that Jimmy Page stopped the 08 rendition so what came out today could be done.

 

What folks have to keep in mind is that not all of these songs are going to sound the same.The songs in two and three are not consistent sounding but great none the less. Part of Zeppelin three was recorded in an English house with the mobile studio owned by the Rolling Stones. They really cared what sound they got but lost consistency at times. They recorded the drums in big tall rooms with microphones hanging down from the 20 foot ceilings.The sound on two and three are in ways inferior to album one. It was like there is more effects on albums two and three, where one is more of a straight ahead recording. I don't know what the overdub compressed effects will sound like in HD for two and three. What I'm holding out for is a new sound of the seventh album "Presence" that album never sounded right to me even though the music was great. I hope Jimmy gets a new sound for that one.


Edited by Redcarmoose - 6/4/14 at 10:05am
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