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Worst Guitar Tones in a Professional Recording.

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Zerochance, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Zerochance

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    For me, it'd have to be the guitar tones in "This Is Love, This Is Murderous" by Bleeding Through.

    Was never a huge BT fan, but after listening for a while, it struck me how awful those guitar tones are. Thin, brittle, with absolutely no clarity and the gain cranked as high as humanly possible. It's absolutely a chore to listen to.

    Just thought it'd be a fun discussion.
     
  2. Jormyn

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    Symphony X. I don't know about their newer stuff, but I can't even listen to stuff like Damnation Game because it sounds like someone just forgot to double-track the guitar and didn't adjust anything to compensate.
     
  3. wishtheend

    wishtheend clip the apex

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    Damn, after seeing the title I was going to say Bleeding Through as well lol
     
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    I think it's Aborted "Goremageddon" - very hard to listen without bleeding in your ears. Awesome stuff with such an awful guitar tone.
     
  5. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    I think 'Goremageddon' guitar tone is awesome and fits perfectly the songs. You probably don't like Bloodbath 'Resurrection Through Carnage' guitar tone I guess.
     
  6. DanLights

    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    Later Aborted albums have guitar tones (and production in general) a thousand times better than Goremageddon for sure. It's not unlistenable to me, I love that album, but it is a bit too harsh and weird. And Bloodbath's "Resurrection" took me a long time to be able to not hate, and Bloodbath is one of my favorite bands hahaha
     
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    rapucore i really hate spiders

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    Couldn't agree more!
     
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    Older Symphony X doesn't sound good but Iconoclast and Paradise Lost sound decent.

    Nile's guitar tone sounds awful, part of the reason I can't get into them. Sounds scratchy and fizzy and just generally blegh.

    I'll list more if I think of any.
     
  9. SocialNumb

    SocialNumb Damn Christians!

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    The one I like but you don't like and vice versa.
     
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    epo21 New Metal Member

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    Heabow More cowbell!

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    ^ What the fuck is this band??? Pfew, more than the guitar tone, it's the band/music/video that I find horrible ahah!
    Sorry for the off topic comment :)

    Back on topic I'd say Soilwork 'Sworn To A Great Divide'.
     
  12. Nammtharicon

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    I would like to hear that album with sound of later Aborted works, cause "Goremageddon" songs are really really great. And yes, you're right about "Resurrection". :)
     
  13. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    It indeed sounds a bit harsh but imho it adds some aggressive vibes in there. But it's a matter of taste of course ;) I agree about the latest Aborted albums tho, great productions!
     
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    Resurrection Through Carnage is unlistenable to me and might be the worst I've ever heard. Goremageddon is just kinda grimy death metal, not especially raw to my ears.

    The most recent Obituary album is also just a godawful, hilariously bad mess. The drums and vocals are the worst part but the guitars are terrible too.
     
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    rapucore i really hate spiders

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    hahah I'm sorry dude, Unblessing The Purity is one of my favorite albums ever and I loved their new one, but the guitars on Resurrection sound like a solid state Line 6 amp on the INSANE setting. And I love Darkthrone and Entombed and other stuff with raw production. But there's raw...and then there's bad. :p
     
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    rapucore i really hate spiders

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    Haha agreed, just joking! :D

    Darkthrone <3
     
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    All of 'Cowboys From Hell'.

    Oh, and Lamb of God's 'Ashes of the Wake'. Used to think it was awesome, heard it recently and thin, scratchy guitars.....eek.
     
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    Last bunch of slayer albums, undergained and weak. The new one looks like its going to have a better tone though. Too bad the music is still bad.
     

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