This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

protest the hero - fortress

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by aramism, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. aramism

    aramism Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    New York, NY
    this album is so sick. i've been listening to it nearly nonstop since yesterday.

    does anyone know what kind of amps were used?
     
  2. AudioGeekZine

    AudioGeekZine arsehole know-it-all

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I know who assisted those sessions.
    What I know off the top of my head.
    Tracked at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga Ontario Canada
    Producer: Julius Butty Engineer: Nick Blagona Assistant: Kevin Dietz
    Drums and bass were done in studio 1. Ancient Neve, big live room, PT HD. Not sure about the rest. Julius and Nick both use Nuendo and have ~1000 plugins (not an exaggeration)
    I can find out more this week. Keep your panties on.
     
  3. aramism

    aramism Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    New York, NY
    yea i am pretty interested at what guitar amp(s) they used on the album. the tone is pretty consistent throughout the album so i am assuming they did it more meat and potatoes as opposed to reamping and all that good stuff.


    i also like the fact that it's in Eb. it happens to be my fav tuning.
     
  4. Zombietakeover

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Kenton, OH
    That band got ahold of some Sikth CDS......you can hear the influence all over there music
     
  5. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    12,582
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I saw the video and said the same thing... then saw the SikTh shirt that the lead guitarist was wearing, and it all made sense. :headbang:


    This album rocks all the fuck over Kezia - way more mature, way better songwriting, and the vocals aren't nearly as annoying!
     
  6. ochants76

    ochants76 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    :headbang:
    Lately they have been using a deliverance and a rectifier live. I am also curious what they used for the recording.
     
  7. Gustavo_Loureiro

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    This album is sick!! :kickass:
     
  8. AudioGeekZine

    AudioGeekZine arsehole know-it-all

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I'll see what I can find out.
     
  9. Russtopher

    Russtopher Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Dartmouth, MA
    It's growing on me very quickly; then again I only got Kezia 2 months ago on the recommendation of a friend. Needless to say, I've been kicking myself ever since for not listening to them sooner.

    I think the vocals on Fortress make a mockery of Kezia. Great sound, great production, I like how they cut right through all the guitars without being loud or too out front.
     
  10. ryanojohn

    ryanojohn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    God that album is phenomenal...
     
  11. EtherForBreakfast

    EtherForBreakfast Hamster Style

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I listened to Kezia for a month straight like an opium addict. Now Fortress is on constant rotation. I love this band.

    I like both albums equally. Kezia is fucking awesome, so is fortress.
     
  12. AudioGeekZine

    AudioGeekZine arsehole know-it-all

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Vancouver
    OK, I got a bit of info-
    Bogner amps, Les Pauls and Ibanez - Guitars tracked at The Silo Studio, Julius's home studio in Stoney Creek. Good luck finding any info on that place.
    BG vox by Ceci (Julius's cat) @ 3:30 on Wretch
    This album has been done for a long time, 6 months maybe.
     
  13. aramism

    aramism Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    New York, NY
    that cat really makes the album. i have a cat also and i was listening and i was like waht the fuck is going on how is my cat inside my headphones because he was sleeping right next to me then i realized it was an overdub and i thought that it was really the best thing since the drunk old irish guy on dark side of the moon.
     
  14. MKS

    MKS Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    836
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I love this band. I hear a lot of Paul Gilbert influence in the guitars.
     
  15. the phish

    the phish Jesus of the board

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2005
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Mos Mangeles, Malifornia
    My favorite parts are the cookie monster growls. I think he does them so sick, I wish they'd record a whole song just like that and alienate any scene fans they still have.
     
  16. aramism

    aramism Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    New York, NY
    thanks for the info. if you dig up any more on this please share!
     
  17. James Murphy

    James Murphy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    4,481
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    no idea whether they re-amped or not... but re-amping does not cause inconsistent tone throughout an album...at least i think i understood what you said there to mean that for some reason you think it does.
     
  18. aramism

    aramism Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    New York, NY
    no i meant it just sounds like they found a good tone and recorded the whole thing. i like albums like that. there are other albums where the tones slightly change song to song. i shouldn't of said they didn't reamp it. i meant like just use multiple amps and settings. i'm thinking along the lines of "ashes of the wake" (lamb of god) for example where different parts have slightly different guitar sounds and layered amps. there is no good or bad it's just different.


    either way engineering aside it is a great great album musically. i am so hooked. after a few complete listens it soared to the top of my favorite albums list. i'm talking all time. i find that it is that good.
     
  19. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    12,582
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Man, I still can't get over this shit. I'm on the third listen for today alone... still not getting old. It's too short!
     
  20. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    5,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Dude, I saw these guys live and it was rather lame. I'm not trying to be an asshole.
     

Share This Page