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Excellent albums ruined by shitty production

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by D.Ingram, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. D.Ingram

    D.Ingram Member

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    This explains itself really. I was talking about this the other day with some friends so i thought I'd make a thread!

    One of the worst offenders here is Downlord's "Random Dictionary of the Damned". Brilliant album ruined by the label heads being a sack of dicks.
     
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    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    I want to say Master of Puppets. But I proper can't be arsed dealing with the backlash/explaining myself :p

    That, and though I honestly think its production lets it down. It doesn't 'ruin' it - because it's still an excellent album. Regardless of how much I need to turn the volume up to enjoy it!

    EDIT - I may provide a sensible response to the topic at some point.
     
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    Well, 'ruined' for the lack of a better word. I can usually get past crappy production, but you get my point :lol:
     
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    Caveman Ninja It's a carnival... of monsters!

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    Testament's Practice What You Preach album springs to mind instantly.
     
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    Wow.. I thought of exactly the same thing. Though I wouldn't call it excellent.


    I'm going to be bold an say Pleasure to Kill. Could have liked it much more if the it wasn't shitting in my hears every time someone so much as touches an instrument. Some may like the 'muddy' style of production but I got to be honest and say thank god we're past that...
     
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    Caveman Ninja It's a carnival... of monsters!

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    Agree. I never listen to Pleasure to Kill because the production is so bad.

    I really like the songs on Practice What You Preach. Unfortunately I never feel to compelled to put it on because it is sonically displeasing.
     
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    PWYP? I'd've taken Souls of Black over it any day. Michael Rosen needs a slap.
     
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    I really don't mind souls of black THAT much. I listen to it because I think all the songs are great.
     
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    The songs aren't too bad, but the production is atrocious.
     
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    Caveman Ninja It's a carnival... of monsters!

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    See, I think most of the songs on Souls of Black are inferior to the ones on the preceding 3 albums...
     
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    ...and justice for all
     
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    They are haha. The production just makes it worse.

    Also, though it hardly applies due to the 2002 remaster, megadeth's "Killing Is My Business". Shitty, shitty original mix.
     
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    Everyone talks about AJFA's production but I never found it that bad. Sure its not as good as the ones before and not nearly as good as the black album (the production I mean) but it never 'ruined' it for me.
     
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    I-TEND-TO-DIE leave this world behind

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    Slayer - Divine Intervention

    definitly could have done better.

    Testament - The Legacy

    I like the 2001 re-recordings of that album alot more!

    Kreator - Renewal
    listen to Winter Martyrium..just terrible, though it could have been a good song

    Solstice - Pray

    excellent album but definitly suffers from bad production. If Colin Richardson would have produced it, it would also have the sound that it deserves I think.
     
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    I think Pray was just quiet.
     
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    First name that sprung to mind: ANACRUSIS.

    Not that the albums are ruined per se, as they are great albums but the listener must overcome the SHITTY production. I actually prefer the newer editions available at their website for free.

    And I of course exclude Screams and Whispers from the "shitty production" list. And to an extent Manic Impressions.
     
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    I actually loved Suffering Hour's sound. Admittedly, the re-recording does the songs more justice.
     
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    It took me a while to get used to it to be honest and it never stopped bothering me, esp. since I thought the music was great. I wonder how bigger they would be if they had the production values of say Coroner or Mekong Delta (on Dances of Death, which I find is the opposite of dry). Difficult band to get into (esp. at the time) but very rewarding, it's a real shame the production meant a lot of people didn't give them the proper listening time they deserve.
     
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    Manic Impressions isn't exactly ruined but it certainly isn't helped by the production. The guitars are all high-end and no balls.
     
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    Also, to a degree, I must mention Enter the Grave here. It's not a shitty production job, far from it, but it's too goddamn clean! It's got no grit to it, too slick for my liking these days.
     

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