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post #16 of 77

Wrath - Lamb of God???? I'm not quite sure how that can be considered a well recorded album.

Ashes of the Wake sounds marginally better cos of better recording quality on the drums, but its still compressed to hell.

 

Here are some good metal albums that I dont recall seeing so far, a lot of them are still compressed a bit, but heck its metal, its supposed to be loud, but the recording quality is still pretty good.

 

Deliverance - Opeth

Now, Diabolical - Satyricon

Volcano - Satyricon

Ruun - Enslaved

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Tool - Aenima

Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses

Monstrosity - Spiritual Apocalypse

Naglfar - Pariah

Gojira - The Link, The Way of all Flesh

Iced Earth - Most of their albums are well recorded except maybe the most recent ones

Pantera - Far Beyond Driven, Vulgar Display of Power

Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

Zero Hour - Dark Deceiver

Dream Theater - Awake, Train of Thought

Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Gray

Immolation - Dawn of Possesion

post #17 of 77

Riverside - Out of Myself

Baroness - Red Album

Isis - Most of their catalogue

 

 

 

 

Already mentioned bands like Death, Cynic Dream Theater, Opeth have put out good sounding material.

 

 

I also like the raw oldschool production of early Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Dio, Rainbow, way better than loud and compressed modern metal albums.

post #18 of 77
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Originally Posted by jilgiljongiljing View Post

Wrath - Lamb of God???? I'm not quite sure how that can be considered a well recorded album.

 

Ashes of the Wake sounds marginally better cos of better recording quality on the drums, but its still compressed to hell.

 


haha my definition of good sounding metal means that it has minimal clipping, of course its going to be compressed, thats inevitable.

post #19 of 77

You know what's a terribly recorded album?  Heaven and Hell...gah.  Such a shame, Neon Knights rocks.

post #20 of 77
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You know what's a terribly recorded album?  Heaven and Hell...gah.  Such a shame, Neon Knights rocks.



shame, cuz it's the last thing RJD gave us...

post #21 of 77
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shame, cuz it's the last thing RJD gave us...

 

No no that's the name of the album, not the band (which is the same, sans drummer who came on in the second Dio-era Sabbath lineup).   It was the first album after Ozzy left...and man, it just needs to sound better.  Oh well.

 

(they named the current/past lineup Heaven and Hell after that album, so I see where the confusion may come)
 

post #22 of 77

pig destroyer - terrifyer (grindcore) both the album and the bonus 5.1 audio disc are recorded really well. 

post #23 of 77

Coroner - Grin, 1993 (the pinnacle of thrash imo, nice production but a little let down by the spitty cymbals)

 

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works, 2008 (extreme hardcore with some melodic vocal. Fantastic production, great drum sound)

post #24 of 77

dp, wtf?


Edited by rehabitat - 7/17/10 at 4:21am
post #25 of 77

Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams

Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction (Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs remaster, on vinyl preferably)

Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain

Anthrax - Among the Living (remaster)

Devin Townsend - Ki

Mercyful Fate - Mellisa (original vinyl pressing)

Ackercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone

post #26 of 77

All Metal is recorded well.  It is spawned through the love of satan and imbued with the rites of hell.  Thus it is awesome and sounds magical regardless of what medium was used to record it.  True metal can be injected into your aural synapses with a syringe and it will leave you speechless.  Metal is just that badass.

post #27 of 77

I found that In Flames's "The Jester Race" is a really good recording.

post #28 of 77

In general you can't go wrong with any of Therion's recent releases, though I'm not much of a fan of anything older than Vovin.  Secret of the Runes, Gothic Kabbalah and Lemuria/Sirius B are all wonderful sounding studio albums, and Live Gothic is a very good concert recording.  Their most recent live recording, The Miskolc Experience, is lacking in the sound quality department, due to difficulties recording the orchestra. 

 

Gamma Ray's new album To the Metal! sounds very good to me, and their two most recent live albums Skeletons from the Closet and Hell Yeah! The Awesome Foursome are dynamic and non-clipping, not to mention excellent from a performance perspective.  Land of the Free II is full of nasty clipping, which is a crying shame, since I think it's one of their best-written and best-arranged albums to date.

 

Someone mentioned Finntroll earlier, and I have to agree that they have been paying close attention to sound quality in their studio creations.  Ur Jordens Djup is one that I frequently listen to on my HD600s with eyes closed.

post #29 of 77

Tool, Riverside, Deftones, and Mastodon.

 

I hear great things about Dream Theater, Fear Factory and Opeth as well. Looking forward to listening to them.


Edited by bisayaboi - 7/19/10 at 10:12pm
post #30 of 77

Tool yes, especially Lateralus and 10,000 Days.

Dream Theater yes, almost all their albums are done quite well.

Opeth, yes definitely, *however*, their older albums are pretty bright so on many setups they can be kind of harsh and treble-heavy to listen to.  I hate bright/harsh/overpowering treble from older recordings so YMMV.

 

I know it's not technically metal, but Nirvana's stuff is actually recorded VERY well, especially their Unplugged album.  Seriously.

 

Somebody mentioned Lamb of God above, and someone else disagreed.  I don't know about their newer albums, but I own Ashes Of The Wake and it sounds pretty awesome to me.  Unlike some of my favorite Dream Theater, Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, etc. albums, this doesn't have harsh treble or any of that crap.  The frequencies are balanced and to me there might be clipping (because it's effing loud lol) but other than that it sounds great.  There's nothing worse than great music ruined by sucky mastering (i.e. Strapping Young Lad's ALIEN)  I love that album but on half the gear I play it on, it literally hurts my ears.
 

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Tool, Riverside, Deftones, and Mastodon.

 

I hear great things about Dream Theater, Fear Factory and Opeth as well. Looking forward to listening to them.

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