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KjSwantko
February 10th 2014


9466 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah It's fun jam, Rel. Maybe a little underappreciated even.

climactic
February 10th 2014


21917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

none has sickening which is the best thing ever. jens still hetfield-ed hard on that album

Relinquished
February 10th 2014


32814 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

hella underappreciated



humiliative is so good

Necrotica
February 10th 2014


10584 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wonderful album all around

climactic
February 10th 2014


21917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

youre probably the first person to ever describe meshuggah as "wonderful"

ResidentNihilist
February 10th 2014


1292 Comments


ritual was great, jens actually sung and sung well on that one

TrantaLocked
March 27th 2014


1678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Holy shit this goes hard.

InbredJed
March 27th 2014


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Surprise.

BigPleb
March 27th 2014


47342 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/

Digging: Every Time I Die - Low Teens

TrantaLocked
March 27th 2014


1678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

There is something about the production of albums in the early to mid 90s that is so brilliant. Rust in Peace, Extreme III, Dookie, this. The fidelity, soundstage, balance of instruments, etc, are all top, and they all share a really smooth sound. Producers in those 5 years were gods.

InbredJed
March 27th 2014


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah everything is pro-tools now

TrantaLocked
March 27th 2014


1678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

What does that mean? Is pro-tools inferior/superior to what they did back then?

InbredJed
March 27th 2014


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Pro-tools is a computer based recording program. Once you mic a sound, say vocals, you can manipulate it to sound any way you want, even if it's out of tune. The human elements are gone from most records these days.

MO
March 27th 2014


20956 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Is pro-tools inferior/superior to what they did back then?"



that's definitely a matter of preference

TrantaLocked
March 27th 2014


1678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ah. So music sounded more natural because they really couldn't do much digital editing. But even still, why is it that metal today sounds, eh, "crackly" while in the 90s it was way smoother? I don't mean the guitar tone or gain, but the music in general. Like, drums sounded smoother, everything was more "airy," now music seems distorted and shit. Is it the isolation that digital recording does that takes away the natural bass of the instruments?

InbredJed
March 27th 2014


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

In the case of Meshuggah, who use a similar program called Cubase, the human element seems to be something they try to eradicate from their sound, so it works.

InbredJed
March 27th 2014


6498 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Depends which bands you''re referring to when you say "metal today".

TrantaLocked
March 27th 2014


1678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I can't really pin point anyone because it is a general thing.



Converge is a pretty bad offender, but I think they do it on purpose. Then a lot of metalcore sounds "isolated" if that makes sense.



It is hard to explain so I'll just leave it there. Listening to Rust in Peace at the moment :D



Also, I'm not sold on Meshuggah trying to completely remove the human element. I think they just explore and amplify one specific human experience through music: insanity. They leave out most of the rest though.



Edit: I'm not a huge fan of thrash so naturally this doesn't get me pumped up quite as much as I wish it did. But, it is so well produced and has solid enough riffs. Most Metallica albums go bad pretty quickly but this one never goes below a certain standard of "goodness." It feels like it is always moving in a positive or unique direction.

tempest--
May 9th 2014


18928 Comments


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CK
May 9th 2014


6104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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