Your Maiden blasphemy

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by mckindog, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Yeah, like I’ve said a lot, there’s a difference between having “good” production and sounding good anyway.
     
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  2. Formula409

    Formula409 Invader

    True. And of course what sounds good is a subjective opinion.

    But in my opinion, TXF sounds just right. The fact that it’s quieter and more dynamic than other Maiden records is not a sign of bad production.

    EDIT: It’s a bit funny that AMOLAD, which wasn’t mastered at all, has so much less dynamics than TXF. Usually during mastering at least a certain amount of compression is added to squash the signal and make it louder. I love the way AMOLAD sounds as well, but it seems like everything was already at 11 with the recording and final mix.
     
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  3. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    I get that we for whatever reason might like specific albums. I also get that we all have our own opinions about production and sound. However I don't get why we need to have so irrational talks about things that are self evident and even a child can understand.
     
  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    ?
     
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  5. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    I agree that The X Factor doesn't sound bad at all, but I think No Prayer sounds better.
     
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  6. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too

    All of those three albums sound great. Maiden doesn't even have an album that doesn't sound good other than the debut.
     
  7. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    Virtual XI says hi.
     
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  8. Formula409

    Formula409 Invader

    Yeah, VXI is pretty lame sounding. Raspy guitars, bass too low, etc...

    I would also say that Dance of Death really isn’t that great sound-wise.
     
  9. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too

    My favorite guitar sound after SIT, Seventh Son and POM.
     
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  10. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    You're literally the only person I've ever known who likes the guitar sound on that album.
     
  11. phantomoftheicarus

    phantomoftheicarus Nobody can ever hear him call

    I'd say that TXF has pretty poor production but I listened to it through some new earphones yesterday and I didn't sound half as bad as usual nor that bad in general, so I think it all depends what youre listening through for that album
     
  12. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too

    I think that @Kalata likes it too.
     
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  13. Formula409

    Formula409 Invader

    There’s nothing wrong with the lead sounds, but the rhythm guitars just have an overemphasis on some midrange frequencies that make it less than great to my ears.
     
  14. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    The only guitar part I like on that album is the intro from "Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger".
     
  15. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    VXI has an amazing warm guitar sound. The most melodic album of the band - which is something that I really love. :)
     
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  16. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too

    100% agreed:)
     
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  17. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    Not. Even. Close.
     
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  18. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    Oh. Yes. It. Is.
     
  19. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Maiden have had one well-produced, amazing-sounding album since Martin Birch left and that is Brave New World. Everything else runs the gamut from muddy, to dull, to lacking any sonic dynamics at all. It's honestly more impressive when they record a brilliant song now because we can all still hear that song as being brilliant even through the muck.
     
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  20. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    I prefer the sound of A Matter of Life and Death to that of Brave New World. Plus the snare is the best I've heard on any album ever.
     
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