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cvlts
October 30th 2018


9645 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Guess I'll have to listen to it before I say whether I agree or disagree with that statement. Though from what I've heard from this album so far it sounds fantastic (production-wise).

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XingKing
October 30th 2018


14873 Comments


I love Ballou's production but I also understand the complaints against him. I assume the albums where his production truly stands out are the albums he actually wants to work on and enjoys working on, as opposed to just being a job.

ktjammin
October 31st 2018


335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Can agree about the dark hardcore/any hm2 band he produced. I was going to mention Trumpeting and Hiss Spun, he still has a lot of tricks up his sleeve.

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MotokoKusanagi
November 3rd 2018


2297 Comments


ugh this still isn't on slsk

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XingKing
November 3rd 2018


14873 Comments


You need to be... a patient man!

I’ll see myself out

magicuba
November 5th 2018


1407 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

excited about this, when is it coming out? I actually really liked the slow song with the black metalish video

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XingKing
November 6th 2018


14873 Comments


4 days

Itwasthatwas
November 6th 2018


1946 Comments


Ballou's production career has definitely hit a second phase where a lot of recent work sounds fairly similar. Most big producers end up settling on a signature sound that's fairly recognizable. Andy Sneap, Jens Bogren, Colin Richardson, Tue Madsen, etc. these guys have characteristics that are recognizable across a lot of their catalogs.

Ballou's a much better producer, but he's gone through something similar to Dan Swano, who had a bit of a rawer characteristic sound in the 90s, and now has a different but again very samey production style in his newer work.

It takes a big budget for a band to pay a producer to really get creative with the recording, since you'd have to take a ton more time in the studio and they almost have to get involved in the songwriting process.

Tchitcherine
November 6th 2018


215 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

New song is so good

Nikkolae
November 6th 2018


5452 Comments


"It takes a big budget for a band to pay a producer to really get creative with the recording, since you'd have to take a ton more time in the studio and they almost have to get involved in the songwriting process."

This, most of his work seems to me (Trap Them, Oathbreaker, Idylls, recent Darkest Hour etc) caters to a lot of what the bands want, which is, ironically, his typical sound.

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XingKing
November 6th 2018


14873 Comments


Somehow I forgot that Ballou did Eros/Anteros and not Jack Shirley

Doctuses
November 7th 2018


1916 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Good grief the new single is fucking horrible. It sounds like they want to be part of the new wave of black metal with bands like deafheaven.

Tchitcherine
November 7th 2018


215 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You listened to the wrong band probably

magicuba
November 7th 2018


1407 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yea wtf

BigPleb
November 7th 2018


59863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

HEEAAALLLLL MEEEEEEEE

DDDeftoneDDD
November 7th 2018


8114 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Lol wtf3

Edit: oh I get now...not a bad track tho

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robotmagician
November 8th 2018


1197 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

how do you get deafheaven of all bands from the new single? not hearing that at all

robotmagician
November 8th 2018


1197 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

anyway I have the album now and it really sounds like anthony could have a nice singing voice, but it’s just not there right now. he’s too much at the forefront of these these slower songs and sticking to: achlys and a world of joy back to back was a horrible idea. I really want to like this album but not sure I am/will

DDDeftoneDDD
November 8th 2018


8114 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

"how do you get deafheaven of all bands from the new single? not hearing that at all"

Although I don't fully agree (its kinda forced) and don't think they're horrible by any means, I got Doctuses comparison in some echoed blackcore melodic soundscapes.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
November 9th 2018


16815 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

HEAL ME HEAL ME HEAL ME



Damn, that track is a monster.

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