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Most poorly produced albums of all time

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Kara-Shehr, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Kara-Shehr

    Kara-Shehr Member

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    black metal is obviously known for shitty low fi sound quality, but thats done on purpose. there are some records out there where you listen to it and its like "this would totally kick ass if they would have mixed this differently" or whatever

    what are some of the most awful sounding records you've ever heard in your life?
     
  2. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    We had this thread about a month ago. I believe St Anger is the winner.
     
  3. Kara-Shehr

    Kara-Shehr Member

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    and a very original not predicted answer if I do say so myself
     
  4. VelociBrad

    VelociBrad Spawn of Possession

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    Reek of Putrefaction
     
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    Karmablade New Metal Member

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    almost all current albums suck in production, no dynamics, super clean, no feeling.
     
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    ^I agree with that for some newer releases, its particularly noticeable on remasters of old albums i.e. the Judas Priest/Iron Maiden ones. Production can be too clean I think.

    However I think the lo-fi production of a lot of black metal makes it sound really crap, the riffs are almost incomprehensible on some of it, I don't understand why this is done deliberately. The only BM I can get into is stuff with at least slightly decent production.
     
  7. AchrisK

    AchrisK Weakling

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    Coma Void - Stormking Twilight

    Atrocious production. I think this band might actually have been much less obscure if it weren't for the production. It's a good album.
     
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    Hypocrisy -The Fourth Dimension
    Edge of Sanity -Nothing But Death Remains...., how an album can be put out and no one notice volume drops and that one song has lower volume than the rest of the album is beyond me. If only this album was recorded at Sunlight. Dan Swano does some really retarded things.
    Morpheus Descends `Ritual Of Infinity. Songs have different sound. Sounds like a compilation/demo cd. As in half the album sounds good and half of the songs sound like previous demo's that were not re-recorded. Can't listen to the album.
    Accidental Suicide - Deceased. ^ to fucking bad.
    Funebre-Children of The Corn.... I mean Scorn. Whoever Timo Tolkki from Stratovarius is can fucking die.
    Possessed-Beyond The Gates.
    Death-Leprosy.
    Slayer-Hell Awaits.
     
  9. SkeletonWitch

    SkeletonWitch Morphine Child

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    Gris - Il Etait Une Foret.

    Amazing music ruined by a piss-poor production full of static noise and "s9a8da90s8da9s8dasodjasjkdaskjdhaskjdhaskdjhaskdjhaskdjashkfxfmksdfsd" sounds plaguing the album.
     
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    Death Magnetic
     
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    sevag00 Order to Chaos

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    Ildjarn's albums.
     
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    Hypocrisy - The Fourth Dimension
    Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
    Metallica - St. Anger
    Necrodeath - Into The Macabre (the mix kicks ass, but the production sucks)
     
  13. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Megadeth - kimbabig
    kreator - pleasure to kill
    Exhumed - Slaughtercult
     
  14. AchrisK

    AchrisK Weakling

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    Really? I never had a problem with either. Especially not the Kreator. Killing is a little thin, but it seems to be what it should be.
     
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    Slipknot's Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses.

    Metallica's St. Anger and Death Magnetic.

    All black metal I've been exposed to.

    All Yngwie Malmsteen's releases since he started mixing them himself.
     
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    I agree with Karmablade. Most modern albums have such an emphasis on having a loud, clean production that it totally ruins everything. No mood, no emotion, no character...just a sterile, generic sound.

    It really is amazing how much of an impact that production has on the listener (like myself) and this is very noticeable when I compare just about any remastered album to it's original.

    Belphegor's last three albums have featured terrible production but Pestapokalypse VI is an album that I absolutely struggle to get through. Just a prime example of how modern production techniques can butcher the music.
     
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    meaperson333 Thrasher

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    Exodus - Pleasures Of The Flesh
    Testament - The Legacy
     
  18. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Suffocation - Breeding the Spawn
    Bolt Thrower - IVth Crusade
     
  19. Thoth-Amon

    Thoth-Amon Hypochondriac

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    He's right about both... KIMBABIG is very thin sounding and PTK is simply not crisp enough. Worst of all though is the sloppy ass drumming on PTK constantly throwing the music off beat. Which is why I far prefer the 3 albums after it.
     
  20. CF87

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    Nah.
     

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