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See, cymbals in metal is why I sold the 700. Doesn't sound real at all to my ears, takes away from that fing amazing bass.

That's what I was worried about until I fired up the tubes. It's obviously not as relaxed as others, but warmed up with some tubes it takes the edge off. Definitely hoping the Mullards will do an even better job at it. 

 

EDIT: I also think I'm not as treble sensitive as others, so that can make a difference.

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That's what I was worried about until I fired up the tubes. It's obviously not as relaxed as others, but warmed up with some tubes it takes the edge off. Definitely hoping the Mullards will do an even better job at it. 
It's not just that cymbals are sharp and harsh (they are), but also the timbre of them sounds kind of plastic-like or... Off.
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It's not just that cymbals are sharp and harsh (they are), but also the timbre of them sounds kind of plastic-like or... Off.

Hm. I don't really notice that, I suppose. The production of cymbals varies so wildly and it's hard to know if what you're hearing is the recording, the headphones, or the brand of cymbals being used. Some cymbals just sound like garbage themselves no matter what you do to 'em. Or if they're using a fully sampled kit or programmed drums? All bets are off.

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Did we just have a "headphones for heavy metal" takeover?
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Did we just have a "headphones for heavy metal" takeover?
We are talking metal!
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We are talking metal!

LMAO exactly!

 

I think it all depends on what you like in your metal. That said, I'm absolutely in love with Defeated Sanity's latest dual album. 

 

https://defeatedsanity.bandcamp.com/album/disposal-of-the-dead-dharmata

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LMAO exactly!

I think it all depends on what you like in your metal. That said, I'm absolutely in love with Defeated Sanity's latest dual album. 

https://defeatedsanity.bandcamp.com/album/disposal-of-the-dead-dharmata

Brutal. Just bought it.
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That Neurosis album @Music Alchemist posted is awesome. Never heard these guys before. Thanks!


Yes, Neurosis are hugely influential and an important band. There a universe unto themselves. I actually think the new one is quite good. Personally. I'd pick it up in a heartbeat if you like the sound and then go back in time. Through Silver and Blood and Enemy of the Sun are my favorites from their earlier era. TS&B is their most iconic. I'd start with them and then go forward in time. The early stuff is more chaotic, and then they start to mellow out a bit. But, it's all worth your time.

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Yes, Neurosis are hugely influential and an important band. There a universe unto themselves. I actually think the new one is quite good. Personally. I'd pick it up in a heartbeat if you like the sound and then go back in time. Through Silver and Blood and Enemy of the Sun are my favorites from their earlier era. TS&B is their most iconic. I'd start with them and then go forward in time. The early stuff is more chaotic, and then they start to mellow out a bit. But, it's all worth your time.

Neurosis really doesn't have a bad album.

 

If you like them, the obvious next step is Isis (they call it the NeurISIS sound for a reason) followed by Cult of Luna and, at least in  my opinion, Mouth of the Architect. If post-metal had a Four Horsemen, those would be the bands.

 

Post is a genre I absolutely adore, I could rap off bands for ages that I think made some incredible albums. Off the top of my head, The Ocean, Amenra, We Lost the Sea, OBSCURE SPHINX(!!!), Latitudes, Minsk, Izah, Swarm of the Sun, Adai, Blindead, Seven Nautical Miles, Old Man Gloom, Rosetta...

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Neurosis really doesn't have a bad album.

 

If you like them, the obvious next step is Isis (they call it the NeurISIS sound for a reason) followed by Cult of Luna and, at least in  my opinion, Mouth of the Architect. If post-metal had a Four Horsemen, those would be the bands.

 

Post is a genre I absolutely adore, I could rap off bands for ages that I think made some incredible albums. Off the top of my head, The Ocean, Amenra, We Lost the Sea, OBSCURE SPHINX(!!!), Latitudes, Minsk, Izah, Swarm of the Sun, Adai, Blindead, Seven Nautical Miles, Old Man Gloom, Rosetta...


Yes! I'm a fan too, but not as versed beyond the basics. I'd put my essentials as follows-:

 

Neurosis-*Through Silver and blood, *Enemy of the Sun, *Times of Grace, *The Eye of Every Storm, *Given to the Rising, Fires within Fires, and I'd probably skip Honor in Decay for a newcomer-I think it's their weakest-but sill a good album-definitely their most understated

 

Isis: *Oceanic and *Panopticon (equal in their brilliance), The Absence of Truth (pretty damn good!)

 

Cult of Luna: *Slavation (most essential) Beyond (brutally heavy doom/less post ), Somewhere Along the Highway, Vertikal, *Mariner (with Julie Christmas) 2016

 

Swans: (not metal-but mandatory listening!) *The Seer!!!! To Be Kind, Soundtracks for the Blind

 

 

Less essential-but albums I have loved:

 

Ocean: Pelagial

 

Pelican (instrumental): Australisa, *The Fire in our Throats will Beckon the Thaw

 

Russian Circles (instrumental): Memorial and Guidance (2016)

 

Alcest-Komama-2016

 

 (black metal with post influences):

 

Ash Borer-Cold of Ages

 

Wolves in the Throne Room-Two Hunters-sight Neurosis as a major influence

 

Agalloch-some post influences

 

And, of course so many more....I could have put Deafheaven but I don't want death threats :-)


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