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modern albums that aren't compressed/limited to death??

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by colonel kurtz, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. colonel kurtz

    colonel kurtz Member

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    the title pretty much says it...i was just wondering if anyone had examples of modern metal releases(preferably from within the last 3-4 years) that wouldn't look like someone drew a solid black line across your screen if you loaded the tracks into your DAW
     
  2. Sinister Mephisto

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    Nope. :D

    Haha, just kidding. But I can't think of any, at least if you're talking about metal.
     
  3. colonel kurtz

    colonel kurtz Member

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    neither can i...

    that's why i was asking, lol
     
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    Capharnaum's "Fractured" album is pretty quiet overall, loading it up in Reaper the individual songs look relatively dynamic compared to a lot of stuff! That's Jason Suecof's band though, so he got to make all of the decisions in the mix and master so it would make sense that his own band's release wouldn't fall victim to the loudness war...
     
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    Benny H Degenerate

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    Necrophagist - Epitaph

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  6. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    Epitaph and Kreator's Enemy of God, surprisingly enough, are both on the quieter/more dynamic/'warm' side, when it comes to the compression/limiting on the 2-bus. Epitaph is super warm sounding overall, actually - very 'natural' sounding album, especially for that style.
     
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    Enemy Of God is not mastered, but it's not thaaaat dynamic. Amazing sound anyway.
     
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    lepersmeesa Badman rudeboy

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    Epitaph is what comes to mind. The first Necro album was much louder.
     
  9. G-Wrath

    G-Wrath New Metal Member

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    Not overly Metal, but HIM's Venus Doom is very quiet. I think the singles may be a tad louder though.
     
  10. Torniojaws

    Torniojaws They call me Juha

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    Onset of Putrefaction was re-recorded (drums) and newly remixed after Epitaph though. The original version of the album was out of print for a long time, and it has a drum machine + the sound is quite shitty :lol: The new version was mastered by Bob Katz.
     
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    darkthrone. a lot of new released old-school stuff is rather dynamic. but most of those album sound like shit!
     
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    Chryst Krispies Vanilla Gorilla

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    Trivium- Ember to Inferno.

    Kinda quiet.
     
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    Disturbed - 10.000 Fists
     
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    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    The new Iron Maiden album
     
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    Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
     
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    Exocaster Nozzle

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    Haven't heard it, but I'm not surprised by that at all. Maiden is very old-school in their approach. As in "tracks the basics live to 2", no click" old-school.
     
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    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    Porcupine and Tool for the win. lol @ Killswitch & Disturbed.
     
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    Actually this last Disturbed album (10.000 Fists, which contain the song Stricken) is sensibly less overcompressed than all their previous albums.
     
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    wishtheend clip the apex

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    Lateralus as a whole sounds really good and dynamic - but judging with my ears their newest one 10,000 Days got compressed pretty hard. I guess it takes a dynamic band to really be able to keep a track dynamic.
     

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