Well , in the category of overcompressed music, but that might still be interesting:
- I like "Dopethrone" by Electric Wizard. It's one of these genre I usually hate (i.e "doom metal") , but I found genuine artistic work. 5/5 rating at allmusic, and popular at last.fm
- Well, it quite popular on last.fm (but not my taste), the album "King Night" from band "Salem" get roughly 100 000 listeners. I think there was some hype regarding the "new" musical genre "witch house".
I just listened to the "Dopethrone" album through the hd800, it might sound fine and detailed but I believe it's quite more fatiguing than listening it through the hd25 II 1, and even with eq. I think some of the muddiness of the hd25 II 1 helps to hide the harsh sounds; this headphone is much more adapted to "modern"/mainstream music.
I get your point, but after 3 minutes of listening to Dopethrone I was getting a headache, it's way too overcompressed.
I'm not looking for great music within the category, I meant that it's fine if the dynamic range isn't that high as long as the music itself is good.