I find myself drawn to Let There Be Rock when I want raw power. It’s a very “hot” mix, with more guitar distortion than you typically hear on other AC/DC records, certainly than the Mutt Lange productions. Powerage is great too, maybe the strongest record top-to-bottom they ever did.All the AC/DC albums mentioned sound great, but I prefer them with a bit more rawness a la Powerage.
You should check it out on vinyl. Its master isn't brickwalled and multi band compressed to death like the CD version. It's effectively 10 dB more dynamic than the CD. It sounds huge on vinyl. Things get to breathe and it's very nice to hear how it's supposed to sound. It's basically just the mix transferred to vinyl rather than the loudness-war CD master.Meanwhile, Firepower sounds phenomenal when listening to it digitally. The sleek guitars mix with Halford’s glorious vocals and the drums fuel this rocket’s engine. On CD it still sounds great, but I think it’s best when heard through headphones.