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Sound
December 7th 2011



3838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just got the re-release in the mail today, and the production seems like a muted version of the original. Am I the only one who has noticed this?



In case you read this, no you're not the only one.


As one who heard this first via dl, I was dissapointed by the mix of the remaster. It's weirdly quiet and muddy. Only difference is that the mids have been raised (too much). Also the song 'Undine' is totally butchered in an attempt to give it more dynamic range. On the positive side, one of the two bonus songs, 'Beauty', might be the best unreleased motW song.

This is one of the few cases, if not the only, where the remaster is inferior to the original. I definitely prefer the trebly and at times raw production to the updated one. Thus I have spent some time tracking down the original 1999 release on cd and was lucky to find it.


Nomos
December 7th 2011



746 Comments


Any hints on where to find it that aren't incriminating?

I can say that I have only heard the re-release. My "legal download" came with this album that
includes Beauty, leading me to believe it's the re-release. Now I'm excited that there's a better-
mixed original version!

Edit: Two minutes later and I've tracked it down. That was fast.


Edit: Yep. Not sure if it's a placebo effect, but the original album sounds a lot more clear and
dynamic in range compared to this alleged remaster..

Sound
December 7th 2011



3838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good to hear that I'm not alone on this. Undine and Underwater Flowers sounds so much nicer in its original form. It's almost non-existent on the re-release. Yeah the original album is a lot more clear/trebly and raw (some call it bad production *roll eyes*) but imo that's one of the things that oddly enough adds to it.

Sound
December 7th 2011



3838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nomos didn't you have this at 3.5 lol?

AnimalsAsSummit
December 12th 2012



448 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

6:44 of Ferocious Weights "come with me and we'll be in a world of pure imagination" ;)

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johnnydeking29
April 13th 2013



8666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

POOOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIISSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

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AnimalsAsSummit
April 15th 2013



448 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Under rated afffffffffffffff

johnnydeking29
April 15th 2013



8666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Might bump

oltnabrick
April 19th 2013



29282 Comments


my fruit is combustible

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DrHouseSchuldiner
April 19th 2013



5605 Comments


fruits are cool esp bananas

oltnabrick
April 19th 2013



29282 Comments


rank your top 5 favorite fruits.


johnnydeking29
April 19th 2013



8666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Apple (A Conception Pathetic)
Orange (Blight of River-Systems)
Banana (Undine and Underwater Flowers)
Watermelon (Ferocious Weights)
Pear (The Ocean, the Kingdom and the Temptation)

oltnabrick
April 19th 2013



29282 Comments


nice ranking

johnnydeking29
April 19th 2013



8666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks man, orange vs banana was pretty tight tbh
What's yours?

oltnabrick
April 19th 2013



29282 Comments


tangerines are my fav fruit


i guess apples would be up there too lol

johnnydeking29
April 19th 2013



8666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh, I forgot Tangerines, might have to kick Pear and put them below Watermelon

DrHouseSchuldiner
April 19th 2013



5605 Comments


I dig mango the most but ya apples rule as well

oltnabrick
April 19th 2013



29282 Comments


i hear you

NapalmCrusader
April 19th 2013



1737 Comments


Very good album but not better than bath and leaving your body. By the way Lemons, limes and Grapefruits Rapes watermelon and apple

AnimalsAsSummit
April 26th 2013



448 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

SO has anyone noticed that last(ish) riff in Ferocious Weights is the Willy Wonka Imagination song melody? It gives me the most pleasant aura of otherworldly nostalgia.



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