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post #1 of 5
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I'm kinda stuck with this genre in general. I like metal, and I love the intensity. For a long time I found Machine Head to be the epitome of intensity. So many feelings and meaningful transitions.

 

Then the high-end headphones came, and I realized that my fav band and fav album (the Blackening) was only slightly better production quality than a lot of main stream pop eek.gif

So many unwanted sounds and pops. Loudness war influences and distortion.

 

On one hand I like natural sound that doesn't seem altered by the studio - on the other I like what metal can do, despite distortion and bad poruction quality.

 

I am seeking metal which is properly produced. What I have found so far that I like is:

 

-Black Sabbath, the older and original albums

-Metallica, the older albums like Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning and also Metallica. Not perfect, but at least it shows some quality and no damn LOUDNESS WAR

 

I have looked into some albums from Gojira, Darkest Hour, Esoteric, Opeth, Swallow the Sun, Children of Bodom, and Avenged 7x somewhat recently.

Out of these I quite liked the material from Gojira and Swallow the Sun, but I did not really like the production, it is just fairly average, and it sound too processed in the studio with too small dynamic range in general. I will give the a listen occasionally though..

 

Still with merolleyes.gif?

 

If so, I am positive you must have a good suggestion tongue.gif

Thank you for your help!

post #2 of 5

2 of my favorite albums are Kreator's Coma of Souls and Megadeth's Rust in Peace. Especially Coma of Souls sounds very good to my ears.

 

Interesting topic though, I'm very much interested in well-made (thrash) metal, as I'm expecting my HE-400 to arrive this Monday :D

post #3 of 5

Rust in Peace is a good suggestion. 

 

I see you've tried some Opeth, but if you haven't heard Watershed or Blackwater Park they're well produced. 

 

I'd also give Wolves in the Throne Room's Celestial Lineage a shot. 

 

The other thing with Metal is format. There's a lot of terrible Metal CDs that have much better LP cuts.

 

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Originally Posted by Implar View Post

2 of my favorite albums are Kreator's Coma of Souls and Megadeth's Rust in Peace. Especially Coma of Souls sounds very good to my ears.

 

Interesting topic though, I'm very much interested in well-made (thrash) metal, as I'm expecting my HE-400 to arrive this Monday :D

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

I will try looking into both suggestions. I found Watershed a bit dull.

post #5 of 5

Check out metal-fi.com, metal review site with production quality as one of the review criteria.  Awesome site!

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