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Lets Talk Metal

Discussion in 'Music' started by zackp, Jan 3, 2009.
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  1. suicidal_orange

    I do own a vinyl rig but out of the four albums I have on vinyl only one sounds good, the others are probably compressed.  If there were stickers on the vinyl to guarantee it was different I'd be tempted but it's an expensive gamble.  Oh an of the 8 vinyls (4 x 2) I have one arrived damage so I can't listen to the last song [​IMG]
     
    I've dusted my rig off but am not allowed to buy anything until after Christmas but will give it a go then.
     
  2. MorbidToaster

    I forgot I'd ordered the CD for Arbor, too.

    Listened to the CD last night. That album is excellent.

    As for vinyl being worth it? Absolutely. It's not for people not willing to seek out mastering info or the easily discoraged...but if you're into metal AND good sound it's a must.
     
  3. suicidal_orange
    And how do you seek out mastering info?  I guess I could go into the shop and write down a list of tempting looking catalogue numbers to check later, or stand there for hours looking online on my phone... 
     
    Shopping online is less appealing now they've added a two mile detour to my trip to the sorting office (where you collect missed deliveries) especially as vinyl doesn't fit through the letterbox!
     
  4. campj
    So broken records, that is an issue I'm pretty paranoid about. I move every few years, and it's always moving companies doing the packing and shipping. There is always a possibility of me having to move overseas, . Opening a box full of broken vinyls that I spent hundreds of dollars on would, you know, make me really mad. Another thing is what suicidalorange pointed out... getting a $30 vinyl that is mastered the same as a $10 CD is a waste of cash, aside from bigger album art and the nifty-ness of having it on vinyl.

    Agh, I hate headfi sometimes. I want to upgrade my HD600 with a pair of closed phones and buy a good amp/DAC, but whenever I seem to have my mind set on something, I read some stuff that destroys my intentions. For example, I felt dead set on a pair of TH600, but then read that hte mid range is recessed, and the other pair of phones I had with recessed mids SUCKED with metal. There aren't too many closed phones that appeal to me. I'll have $1,500 to spend in about six months. Anyway, I don't mean to derail the metal thread with my first world woes.
     
  5. suicidal_orange
    Well DJs transport their vinyls a lot so I guess they have specially designed cases?  Not sure whether you move around town or around the world though, could be expensive to ship a solid case full of already heavy vinyl...
     
  6. Tom Yum Goong
    This track from the new Essenz album is sick!
    What a mean piece of music ♥


     
  7. vipervick
    Hi-O,
     
    Resident Metal Head here! I love Metal, always have since I heard Black Sabbath on the radio as a child. But, I've come to the conclusion that 99% of Metal recordings are crap. Very sad...
     
    My best example is Opeth. Phenomenal band, genius really. Their first 2 albums, especially Orchid, sound like it was recorded with one $20 microphone from Wal-Mart, in a basement.
     
  8. 14all41

    <a data-cke-saved-href="http://nemertines.bandcamp.com/album/scd" href="http://nemertines.bandcamp.com/album/scd">SCD by Nemertines</a>
     
    Math-metal for DjentFreaks in Flac/24bits/41,1kHz :wink:.
     
     
    Sorry for the broken Bandcamp player - iframe doesn´t work here (but in editor and preview works fine) :frowning2:  
     
  9. Redcarmoose
     
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/430124/what-are-your-favorite-top-five-opeth-albums
    That is one of my favorite Opeth albums. The Cd does sound thin. I liked the album so much I sought it out on vinyl. There is an improvement in the sound and the guitar that was such a dense wall opens up to having nice tone and layers. I think that the album sounds like others from around that time. I always thought it was actually something that was common then. The first two In Flames albums sounded the same.
     
    That album is all about guitar tone.IMO Notice how forward and guitar-centric the album is?
     
    Europeans had those solid-state Peavy amps and guitar just sounded that way. It was the era of thin Black Metal guitar. They maybe didn't look for that sound but it was what their equipment sounded like, a trait of the genre was born. Now we think it's cool, then it was cuz they were poor.
     
  10. keepitsimple
    Just revisited Powerslave-wowza-timeless[​IMG]
     
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  11. Tom Yum Goong
    Slave to the power of deeeeeeaaaaaaath!
     
  12. Hyperfluxe
    So what's everyone's gear/setup for metal? This has probably been discussed ad nauseum but then again the thread is 800+ pages.
    I'm using my poverty HD598's + Xonar DX on my PC.
     
  13. SoupRKnowva

    The 598s are good headphones though, I have a pair that I use at work. Sure they aren't as good as the 009s, but I don't think they are bad by any stretch.
     
  14. Angelbelow

    I have the HD598s but personally didnt like them with metal. Although they are fantastic headphones otherwise (I used them a lot for movies, tv shows, gaming, soundtrack) but I lent them to a friend for a few months now.
     
    I was very happy with the Grados 325i, so much so that I wanted to get the RS1is but I was unable to demo them. I ended up with the HE500s after demoing the HE6s. So far no complaints with metal, really enjoying them.
     
  15. Redcarmoose
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