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    Default I hear nothing wrong w/ Death Magnetic's sound...do YOU?

    I keep reading all these people complain about the sound & how it ( Death Magnetic ) sounds better on some game system ( I forget which ) but honestly I have played the album 14 times + twice on head-phones & it sounds GREAT to me.

    What's the problem?

    Do you have to be a musician to hear the "problem(s)"?

    Are Metallica "fans" just whining ( perish the thought! ) again?

    Is my hearing worse than I thought? No joke,my hearing is somewhat damaged from years of metallic abuse!

    The only CD I ever bought that sounded like crap was a Simon and Garfunkle one back in the early days of CDs and sometimes I notice I have to turn up some CDs higher than others to get em as loud but VERY few,overall.

    Anyways,I'm stomped,I honestly don't hear ANYTHING wrong.

    Do you?
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    The production itself sounds good. But the mix and master are clipping (distorting). You can't really blame the mastering because the mix was brick-walled before it got to mastering. The problem with today's productions is how loud they are. Everything is pushed to the front and there is no dynamics left in the music. Everything just sounds loud. That's why the drums have no punch, the guitars don't have picking definition or crunch and the bass sounds completely lost in a mix.

    Death Magnetic sounds awful.

    Take most recordings mastered after 2000, and compare them to Sepultura's Arise. Now play back both of them at a normal listening level to your ears. You will hear much more dynamics and individuality (yet a nice balance) of the instruments from Arise.

    Here is a sample of how loudness affects today's mixes. Go to 3:48 in the video.
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    Default RE: I hear nothing wrong w/ Death Magnetic

    I hate the guitar sound. No balls.

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    Default RE: I hear nothing wrong w/ Death Magnetic

    Never mind the glaringly obvious tin-can snare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by element
    The production itself sounds good. But the mix and master are clipping (distorting). You can't really blame the mastering because the mix was brick-walled before it got to mastering. The problem with today's productions is how loud they are. Everything is pushed to the front and there is no dynamics left in the music. Everything just sounds loud. That's why the drums have no punch, the guitars don't have picking definition or crunch and the bass sounds completely lost in a mix.

    Death Magnetic sounds awful.

    Take most recordings mastered after 2000, and compare them to Sepultura's Arise. Now play back both of them at a normal listening level to your ears. You will hear much more dynamics and individuality (yet a nice balance) of the instruments from Arise.

    Here is a sample of how loudness affects today's mixes. Go to 3:48 in the video.
    Thank you Mason on a most insightful reply!
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    Proof that even the deaf and dumb can type...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetriaS
    Proof that even the deaf and dumb can type...
    That wasn't already scientifically proven?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetriaS
    Proof that even the deaf and dumb can type...
    LetriaS is cock depraved since breaking up w/ his B/F poor cupcake so cranky!
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    yes, it seems a lot of people have noticed the distorting due to how loud things are, especially on the fills and snare. this was a problem they addressed with the songs up on their myspace, saying theyd fix them the cd i heard still had them, well it was a 128kbps wma rip, ewww.

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    Lets face it. Some of you depraved metal faggots just want to taste James Hetfield's cock.
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    never underestimate LetriaS' stupidity
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    ok, we all agree (except Alfred) that this is a piss poor effort from MetallicA. The thing I'm starting to hate most about this experience is that some of the songs and riffs are catchy to me. They pop in my head and I think "Ok, let's give it another listen..." I do and it's just so disappointing. After a couple weeks, I'm already burnt out on this CD and I kinda liked it at first. Now when I listen to it, all I hear are all the things I don't like about it, yet I still want to listen to it. Fuck this CD.

    Lets face it. Some of you depraved metal faggots just want to taste James Hetfield's cock.
    ...that's fucking disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concr3t3
    ok, we all agree (except Alfred) that this is a piss poor effort from MetallicA. The thing I'm starting to hate most about this experience is that some of the songs and riffs are catchy to me. They pop in my head and I think "Ok, let's give it another listen..." I do and it's just so disappointing. After a couple weeks, I'm already burnt out on this CD and I kinda liked it at first. Now when I listen to it, all I hear are all the things I don't like about it, yet I still want to listen to it. Fuck this CD.

    Lets face it. Some of you depraved metal faggots just want to taste James Hetfield's cock.
    ...that's fucking disgusting.
    LetriaS is a rather disgusting fellow.I personally do not care for him at all.
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    Mason,
    There is an article in todays Wall Street Journal on your exact point. The album is mixed too loud and the sound quality suffers as result.

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    Fact that most of you are masturbating over this crap, yet not one of you bothered to see masters of the genre, Uli & Chris Poland playing practically for free, proves how little taste most of you people have. I am utterly disappointed in the metal scene of today. And I have no respect for any of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incantation_Goat
    Mason,
    There is an article in todays Wall Street Journal on your exact point. The album is mixed too loud and the sound quality suffers as result.
    What kills me is Cliff Burnstein's response to the sound issues.

    "METALLICA and the album's producer, Rick Rubin, declined to comment. Cliff Burnstein, METALLICA's co-manager, says the complainers are a tiny minority. He says 98% of listeners are "overwhelmingly positive," adding: "There's something exciting about the sound of this record that people are responding to."" - Blabbermouth

    What a dipshit.
    Oh boy. How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm once they've seen Karl Hungus.

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    And yet here you are on the org, struggling daily to find acceptance among us, trying to impress with blunt lines and trying to "belong" since you have no other place to call home, no other people who will read what you have to say.

    People like yourself make this forum fun, worth checking in and I thank you for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerGoetz
    And yet here you are on the org, struggling daily to find acceptance among us, trying to impress with blunt lines and trying to "belong" since you have no other place to call home, no other people who will read what you have to say.
    There was a time when I respected everyone here.

    I feel pretty stupid for even admitting that at this point.

    People like yourself make this forum fun, worth checking in and I thank you for that.
    Lets face reality, I'm the only reason this board is worth checking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetriaS
    Fact that most of you are masturbating over this crap, yet not one of you bothered to see masters of the genre, Uli & Chris Poland playing practically for free, proves how little taste most of you people have. I am utterly disappointed in the metal scene of today. And I have no respect for any of you.
    Your respect means shit to me.
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    Check out LetriaS sporting his rock star shades. Stunners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetriaS

    Lets face reality, I'm the only reason this board is worth checking out.

    Entertainment value.

    Better believe I check Alfred's post to see what Letrias has to say...and Letiras post to see what Alfred has to say. I'm disappointed when you two aren't playing grab ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Lyrics
    Quote Originally Posted by LetriaS

    Lets face reality, I'm the only reason this board is worth checking out.

    Entertainment value.

    Better believe I check Alfred's post to see what Letrias has to say...and Letiras post to see what Alfred has to say. I'm disappointed when you two aren't playing grab ass.
    I'm disappointed whenever you stop wanking long enough to log on.
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    lol

    ya my wanking does supersede my post count...cant deny that
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    DID SOMEBODY SAY SOMETHING? HUH?HUUUH?
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    This is what's wrong with Death Magnetic.

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