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comparing originals and remasters (Helm of the Anti-lemon)

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by uglijimus, Jun 20, 2013.

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    Interesting.

    Forbidden Evil was sounding pretty distorted even in 1989 when it came out although it was because the production sucked, not because of a loud mastering.

    That being said, the 1999 remaster is acceptable, the 2008 remaster is horrendous.
     
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    Downfall's 2008 remaster is horrible too.

    These old albums weren't mixed with loudness in mind so it partly explains why these remasters suck donkey cocks.
     
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    yeah I pretty much agree except for Forbidden's first album being distorted. I think it's pretty clear sounding, thin yes, but clear.

    Downfall WOULD have been great had that not touched anything past 1khz. It has no mid-high to high range making it extremely muffled. The low-end sounds great though.


    Here's a new one, where the winner isn't so obvious:

    Malevolent Creation: Fine Art of Murder

    http://helmoftheantilemon.blogspot.com/
     
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    cowboys from hell was another terrible remaster. crazy HF boost
     
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    Cool that you're doing this, it's interesting.
     
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    Just put up Death Angel's Ultra-violence.

    Also, the Carcass one disappeared because of a copyright violation notice. I took it down and put it back up again.

    http://helmoftheantilemon.blogspot.com/
     
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    I've also compared many remasters on my home system. Some of the albums I compared and practically identical...I am not even sure they are sonically touched (I didn't do a null test to find the differences though) and sometimes wonder if the remaster tag extends to slight differences in packaging or having bonus tracks. I find most of the time the remasters often sound worse. It is clear most albums are remastered for increased sales during the loudness war.

    Earache is the best for this. Everything comes in three releases now :

    1) the original
    2) a crushed to fuck remaster during the late 90s and early 00s to resell their albums again
    3) Special FDR release....stands for "Full Dynamic Range" which just means they are selling the original album again with this new marketing tag. Offering what the competition don't! lol

    I am surprised they aren't selling 24/96 versions of all their shit yet. Another industry ripoff to sell to audiophiles with their $6000 gold cables :D
     
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    Here's another close one:

    Carnage's Dark Recollections the 1990 original vs. the 2000 remaster

     
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    Two very different sounding versions of the same album:

     
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    These two version are also strikingly different

     
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    decided to start branching out a little. Here is a Morbid Angel Medley Guitar cover

     
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    Here are three different versions of Exodus's Fabulous Disaster. I'm curious as to which one you guys think sounds the best.

     
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    I'm surprised how many in the metal community don't know about this composer.
    I'm hoping to change that.
     
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    Megadeth's original vs. remix. So Far So Good So What. Much bigger differences than I originally thought
     
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    Here's my take on John Carpenter's Halloween Theme

     
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    Guitar cover of Bolthrower's When Glory Beckons

     
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    a few metal versions of this background music that appeared in comedy show Kids in the Hall

     

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