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Best album of 2011

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by Nebulous, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. dan weapon

    dan weapon Planet Smasher

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    Ermz, if you aren't familiar with Symphony X, go back and check out 'The Odyssey', 'Paradise Lost' and then 'V - Mythology Suite' in that order.

    I would say they are probably all better than Iconoclast (well Odyssey which is absolutely brilliant, and Paradise Lost definitely are).
     
  2. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    ^ hahahahaha

    I would have suggested them in the exact REVERSE order :D

    "V" , "PL", and "Odyssey"
     
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    ^So would I. V, then PL, then Odyssey.
     
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    Ermz redeems himself. :)
     
  5. Ermz

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    Yep, real men only listen to self indulgent prog.

    Thanks guys, will check those other records out in time.
     
  6. TonyS.

    TonyS. www.SoundCollab.com | www.risingstorm-music.com

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    When I started listening to Symphony X, all other bands/ music bored me...so listen carefully!
     
  7. AndBloodWillFollow

    AndBloodWillFollow New Metal Member

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    Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony and The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual are my 2 favourites this year.
     
  8. Nuno Filipe

    Nuno Filipe You talkin' to me?

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    I cant get into new Symphony X album. Ok, great prog album, great solos, good production. But for what I heard I find too boring. Musically does nothing to me, not even a single song memorable in the end. Maybe I am becoming old!lol
     
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    Carnival is forever.
     
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    Symphony X LITERALLY make me cringe. So cheesy/lame/gay. I forced myself to listen to some of their new stuff and I need to go to bed now because of it. Or listen to the new Mastodon record. Twice.
     
  11. Matt-Steele

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    I think Mastodon are horrific and they definitely make me cringe.

    Music is subjective. So I wouldn't take my production suggestions if Mastodon is how you want your music to sound. Mastodon is not my idea of good music or good production. But to each their own.
     
  12. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    Really not seeing what you're getting at on this one - you can't be accepting and tolerant and make statements like that and legitimately consider them reconcilable.
     
  13. Morgan C

    Morgan C MAX LOUD PRESETS¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Man, are you really saying that people have a single point of reference for 'good music' or 'good production' and that's it? If so, we'd all be pathetic audio engineers. My favourite album of 2011 is an indie rock album, but I've mixed some fucking good metal albums this year that sound nothing like that indie album.
    If you think that someone liking a band you don't like means that every opinion they hold on music or production is irrelevant, then you may as well disregard this entire forum.
     
  14. ratsapprentice

    ratsapprentice God can gtfo

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    Jeff over here /\, listens to pop punk.
    If he took the attitude you seem to have, then he wouldn't have ended up working on the latest Cephalic Carnage record.

    Not liking something does not render you incapable of objective scrutiny.
     
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    Naw, just Jeff. :D
     
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    Cipher System, Omnium Gatherum, Unearth, Anubis Gate, All Shall Perish
     
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    Symphony X are a bunch of goony, nerdy metallers. They're so off the pulse its insane. And of course their production is just the same old guitar tone every boring metal band goes for, Steven Slate on drums and that disgusting vocal. Stale, boring, same old thing we've heard a million times before. They're fucking cheesy as hell too. That's just a fact isn't it?

    On the other hand - Brent Hinds has tattooes on his face, wrote Crack The Skye in a week whilst getting high and is generally the man. They're Pink Floyd fused with Led Zeppelin playing heavy music. Definition of cool.

    If you can't even appreciate the quality of the production on Crack The Skye or The Hunter then you're simply deaf. Have you even listened to either of those albums?
     
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    hahaha
     
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    Whut???
     
  20. Djabthrash

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    Amen to that.

    A good production is a production that fits the band/material being recorded, period.

    Mastodon with the Mastodon prodution = SICK (note : all of their albums sound different music-wise, and each had a specific production that was perfect for the album being recorded)

    Mastodon with a Symphony X production = meh

    Symphony X with a Mastodon production = meh

    Symphony X with a Symphony X = SICK if you're into the band, meh if their music doesn't do shit to (for ?) you :)

    Semi-dirty/raw production on Immolation albums = SICK

    Semi-dirty/ghettoproduction a la Immolation on Scar Symmetry music = meh

    Scar Symmetry with their super modern Scar Symmetry production = sick

    Immolation with the Scar Symmetry production = meh
     

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