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Pre-Order Testament Reissues "The Gathering" and "Demonic"

Discussion in 'Testament' started by Testament Legions, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Testament Legions

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    You can pre-order Testament reissues "The Gathering" and "Demonic". Both CDs for $15 (plus shipping) from Prosthetic Records! Click the link below to order:

    Pre-Order Testament Re-Issues

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  2. Sole Reaper

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    Cool, thanks for the link.
     
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    billhefner New Metal Member

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    Hi,
    I already have both of these cds, what's the different with these two new re-release compare to those i bought when they came out.. is it gonna sound different from the original? what is remaster??
    thank you
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  4. Testament Legions

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    Definition of Remaster/Remastering (via Wikipedia):

    "REMASTERING"

    Remastering is, at its core, the process of creating a new master for an album, movie, or any other creation. It tends to nowadays specifically refer to the process of porting a creation from one medium to another, but this is not always the case. For example, a vinyl LP originally pressed from a worn-out copy tape many tape generations removed from the "original" master recording could be remastered and re-pressed from a better condition tape.

    Here buzz-speak and practical application collide. In actuality, all CDs created from analogue sources are technically digitally remastered. The process of creating a digital transfer of an analogue tape re-masters the material in the digital domain, even if nothing "special"--no equalization, compression, or other processing--is done to the material.

    Ideally, because of their high resolution, a CD or DVD (or other) release should come from the best source possible, with the most care taken during its transfer. This does not always happen. The earliest days of the CD era found record companies using whatever tapes they had lying around to create their CDs, with frequently underwhelming results. An nth-generation tape equalized for vinyl frequency response might be deemed perfectly acceptable by a record company, and (importantly) might be much easier to locate than the "original" source master. Additionally, the earliest days of the CD era found digital technology in its infancy, which also aided often poor sounding digital transfers marked by dropouts, underutilization of Signal-To-Noise Ratio, etc. The earliest days of the DVD era were hardly any different, with early DVD copies of movies frequently being produced from worn prints, with low bitrates and muffled audio. When the first CD remasters turned out to bestsellers--see, for example, the box set boom--companies soon realized that new editions of bare-bones back catalogue items could compete with new releases as a source of revenue. Back catalogue values skyrocketed, and today it is not unusual to see expanded and remastered editions of fairly modern albums (e.g. "New Miserable Experience" by the Gin Blossoms).

    Theoretically, digital remastering should solve some of these problems. Original master tapes, or something close to them, can be used to make CD releases. Better processing choices can be used. Better prints can be utilized, with sound elements remixed to 5.1 and obvious print flaws digitally corrected. The modern era gives content providers almost unlimited ways to touch up, doctor, and "improve" their creations and products, and as each release promises improved sound, video, extras and others, producers hope these upgrades will entice consumers into making a purchase.
     
  5. redfly

    redfly Ruled By The Riff

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    So no bonus tracks or anything?.I also have both and to be honest both those albums sound louder and clearer or equal to any of the cd's I have bought in the following years.
    I would need a real reason to buy them again.
     
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    dreamcatcher Raising the Knife

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    "Demonic" is remastered.

    "The Gathering" has a bonus track, but was not remastered.
     
  7. oldschoolthrashmetal

    oldschoolthrashmetal Your Thrash god. Really.

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    thanks for the info about Gathering not being remastered. So 1 cover won´t be a reason to get it again, since I guess the layout stayed the same too.
    And btw - there ain´t e reason to ever remaster Gathering, cuz it has the most vicous sound ever
     
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    I dont get why Demonic is getting remastered? it already sounds killer. I guess the reissue will sound more killer.:kickass:
     
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    SnakeSkinner New Metal Member

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    i think they should've remastered Souls of Black more than any of them. Chucks vocals have too much echoing in that album.
     
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    The Legacy - Low all need to be remixed and remastered IMO. The Ritual and Low aren't bad though. :zombie:
     
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    Yes but I don't think Testament has anything to say about that. If I remember correctly they wanted to remaster those some years ago but wasn't allowed to. So instead they rerecorded and that became First Strike Still Deadly.
     
  12. ms. anthrope

    ms. anthrope back off, mofo...

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    Something like that...
     
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    I'm glad they did, the best metal album ever!
     
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    billhefner New Metal Member

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    IMO they should make at least 2 more albums like that.. re record songs from The Legacy through maybe The Ritual and call the album. "First Fucking Strike Still Fucking Deadly" :))
     
  15. redfly

    redfly Ruled By The Riff

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    If they brought the bass up so you could clearly hear all of like the old days that would make me buy it again.So that would make 3! The us release the Japenes import and the remaster?I take it back I hope the bass isn't up..I'm tired of buying this album! haha
     

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