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posted a review of Moonspell - Night Eternal. 1 day ago
Not the quietest vinyl, there's some surface noise. The mix itself on here sounds great, however!

DR12 -0.66 dB -15.79 dB 6:41 01-At Tragic Heights
DR12 -0.91 dB -14.56 dB 4:19 02-Night Eternal
DR12 -1.37 dB -15.51 dB ... See full review
posted a review of Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us. 5 days ago
Like all Patrick Engel remasters, this sounds phenomenal. Helps that the album itself is amazing too, in my opinion.

DR10 -1.51 dB -13.66 dB 5:22 01-As Horizons End
DR10 -1.56 dB -14.02 dB 4:06 02-I Remain
DR11 -2.05 dB ... See full review
posted a comment on Arch Enemy - The Root Of All Evil. 6 days ago
This sounds really good, clean vinyl as well.

DR9 -11.86 dB -25.14 dB 1:06 01-The Root Of All Evil
DR11 -0.17 dB -12.46 dB 3:43 02-Beast Of Man
DR11 -0.57 dB -12.57 dB 3:46 03-The Immortal
DR11 -0.84 dB ... See full review
posted a review of In Flames - The Mirror's Truth. 7 days ago
Can I be honest? This is a lot more enjoyable than the album it's supposed to promote. That said; it's only 4 tracks. Don't fall for scalpers, please! This vinyl is horribly compressed and while still listenable, it sounds like a wall of noise all the... See full review
posted a review of Carpenter Brut - Trilogy. 8 days ago
Dead quiet records, okay dynamic range, but sounds fantastic. Get this while you can!

DR8 -3.75 dB -15.30 dB 6:42 01-Escape From Midwitch Valley
DR9 -2.98 dB -13.32 dB 5:16 02-Disco Zombi Italia
DR8 -3.67 dB -13.24... See full review
posted a review of Covenant* - Nexus Polaris. 9 days ago
This sounds absolutely phenomenal. It's a little bass-light but so is the original, it's just the genre. The vinyl is pretty much dead quiet, the packaging looks gorgeous and it's dynamic to boot.

DR11 -0.68 dB -13.47 dB 4:10 01-The... See full review
posted a comment on Perturbator - The Uncanny Valley. 10 days ago
Not sure if this is considered loud or good for this genre, but here's the DR readout:

DR8 -1.26 dB -10.56 dB 4:11 01-Neo Tokyo
DR9 -1.12 dB -11.51 dB 5:31 02-Weapons For Children
DR9 -1.21 dB -11.75 dB 4:25... See full review
posted a review of Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia. 15 days ago
Pretty dynamic for the time this album came out. Pressing is super clean and quiet!

DR10 -2.83 dB -15.91 dB 2:47 01-Fear And Wonder
DR10 -0.64 dB -11.88 dB 5:18 02-Blessings Upon The Throne Of Tyranny
DR10 -1.40 dB ... See full review
posted a comment on Ramin Djawadi - Gears 5 (Original Soundtrack). about 1 month ago
I know this is way late, but still: I got the black version and it sounds fine. However; several other colored copies of Laced's RE soundtracks have the same issues as you described. I even returned my RE0 record to get a replacement with how bad it sounded. See full review
posted a review of Zyklon-B - Blood Must Be Shed. 4 months ago
Sounds amazing!

DR10 -0.96 dB -11.50 dB 2:50 01-Mental Orgasm
DR10 -1.02 dB -12.37 dB 2:21 02-Bloodsoil
DR10 -0.69 dB -11.77 dB 5:31 03-Warfare
posted a comment on Ayreon - Transitus. 4 months ago
For anyone interested, here's the DR rating of the 2.0 high res mix:

DR8 -0.94 dB -11.92 dB 10:23 01-Fatum Horrificum
DR8 -0.91 dB -10.95 dB 2:40 02-Daniel's Descent Into Transitus
DR7 -0.92 dB -10.56 dB 4:03... See full review
posted a review of Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects - Sol Niger Within. 5 months ago
Sounds absolutely incredible! One of my best sounding records.

Official DR value: DR13
posted a review of Carpathian Forest - We're Going To Hell For This. 5 months ago
As always Peaceville delivers.

DR12 0.00 dB -13.49 dB 4:18 01-The Angel And The Sodomizer
DR12 -0.40 dB -13.97 dB 4:16 02-I Am Possessed
DR11 -0.86 dB -13.81 dB 1:00 03-Bloody Fucking Nekro Hell
DR12 -0.70 dB... See full review
posted a review of Dødheimsgard - Monumental Possession. 5 months ago
The sophomore effort by DHG, this one is a lot more "to the point" than their debut. The vinyl itself sounds great!

DR10 -1.09 dB -12.89 dB 1:26 01-Intro
DR11 0.00 dB -12.51 dB 3:21 02-Utopia Running Scarlet
DR12 0.00... See full review
posted a review of Dødheimsgard - Kronet Til Konge. 5 months ago
Not my favorite album by them, but it sounds stellar.

DR10 -3.46 dB -17.37 dB 0:56 01-Intro
DR12 0.00 dB -12.83 dB 6:05 02-Å Slakte Gud
DR11 -0.04 dB -12.67 dB 4:55 03-En Krieg Å Seire
DR12 -0.62 dB -13.33... See full review
posted a review of Behemoth (3) - Zos Kia Cultus (Here And Beyond). 5 months ago
Another outstanding sounding release by Peaceville.

DR10 -0.37 dB -12.68 dB 6:36 01-Horns Ov Baphomet
DR10 -0.67 dB -12.25 dB 4:27 02-Modern Ïconoclasts
DR10 -0.52 dB -12.58 dB 3:26 03-Here And Beyond (Tïtanic Turn... See full review
posted a comment on Behemoth (3) - Zos Kia Cultus (Here And Beyond). 5 months ago
No! There's a flyer for Peaceville releases in here and no lyrics on the inner sleeve.
posted a review of Behemoth (3) - Satanica. 5 months ago
Great, clean sounding release.

DR11 -0.61 dB -12.64 dB 3:18 01-Decade Of Θέριον
DR10 -0.66 dB -12.43 dB 4:12 02-LAM
DR11 -1.55 dB -13.74 dB 3:32 03-Ceremony Of Shiva
DR11 -1.25 dB -13.67 dB 4:29 04-Of... See full review
posted a review of Konami Kukeiha Club - Metal Gear - Original MSX2 Videogame Soundtrack. 6 months ago
Once again a great sounding release, but really short. For die-hards this is a must have, others might want to stay away because of this. The vinyl itself sounds wonderful.

DR13 -2.44 dB -16.78 dB 0:10 01-Operation Intrude N313
DR13 ... See full review
posted a review of Konami Kukeiha Club - Metal Gear - Original NES Videogame Soundtrack. 6 months ago
Great sounding and looking release, but I can only recommend this to die-hard Metal Gear fans like myself; it clocks in around 12 minutes. The packaging, art and vinyl itself all look great and there's minimal surface noise, just as with their Metal... See full review
posted a review of Evanescence - Synthesis Live . 8 months ago
Sounds great! Brings back great memories of going to the actual concert.

DR9 -0.52 dB -13.57 dB 6:03 01-Overture / Never Go Back
DR9 -0.30 dB -11.52 dB 3:33 02-Lacrymosa
DR9 -0.41 dB -13.54 dB 5:06 03-The End Of... See full review
posted a review of Behemoth (3) - Evangelion. 9 months ago
Sounds really good and the packaging is gorgeous, as always with these guys.

DR10 -0.02 dB -11.24 dB 5:13 01-Daimonos
DR9 -0.26 dB -11.10 dB 3:55 02-Shemhamforash
DR11 -0.45 dB -12.55 dB 4:27 03-Ov Fire And The... See full review
posted a review of Behemoth (3) - God = Dog. 10 months ago
Looks great, but as always with Behemoth, don't go looking for a dynamic release here. Their wall of sound is here to stay.

DR7 -1.14 dB -10.21 dB 3:58 01-God = Dog
DR9 -1.39 dB -11.37 dB 4:01 02-God = Dog (Alternate Version)
posted a review that has since been deleted. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Ayreon - 01011001. 10 months ago
I have 2 copies and they both sound like this.
posted a comment on Unleashed - Death Metal Victory! - 30th Anniversary Edition. 10 months ago
It'll be worth the wait! I was really surprised to see such high numbers.
posted a comment on Behemoth (3) - Messe Noire. 10 months ago
Nice to hear Behemoth without a brickwalled production!

DR10 -0.40 dB -12.85 dB 6:32 01-Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
DR9 -0.20 dB -11.72 dB 3:22 02-Furor Divinus
DR11 0.00 dB -12.30 dB 4:42 03-Messe Noire
DR10 ... See full review
posted a review of Unleashed - Death Metal Victory! - 30th Anniversary Edition. 10 months ago
Dynamics wise this is a great set. The records themselves have barely any surface noise to speak of and I couldn't for the life of me find a single click or pop anywhere. The albums themselves vary from great to pretty bad, but the mastering here is... See full review
posted a review of Steven Wilson - Home Invasion (In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall). 10 months ago
What an amazing performance, only made better by how well this vinyl set was made. It sounds absolutely gorgeous and is dead quiet.

DR11 -9.45 dB -26.47 dB 2:50 01-"Truth" Intro
DR11 0.00 dB -14.60 dB 4:13 02-Nowhere Now
DR11... See full review
posted a comment on Marillion - Brave . 10 months ago
Sounds incredible! One of the best sounding albums I've heard.

DR9 -8.59 dB -23.30 dB 2:56 01-Bridge
DR12 -0.89 dB -16.17 dB 6:44 02-Living With The Big Lie
DR11 -0.73 dB -16.14 dB 4:43 03-Runaway
DR12 -1.03... See full review
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - The Incident. 10 months ago
Sounds wonderful!

DR10 -1.34 dB -17.58 dB 1:55 01-Occam's Razor
DR12 -1.32 dB -15.88 dB 5:46 02-The Blind House
DR11 -1.44 dB -15.70 dB 1:28 03-Great Expectations
DR12 -4.38 dB -21.03 dB 2:00 04-Kneel... See full review
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream. 10 months ago
Sounds wonderful, definitely not a loudness war victim.

DR13 -0.81 dB -17.39 dB 7:08 01-Even Less
DR13 -1.29 dB -16.23 dB 4:21 02-Piano Lessons
DR8 -10.82 dB -24.75 dB 0:29 03-Stupid Dream
DR11 -2.40 dB ... See full review
posted a comment on Opeth - Blackwater Park. 10 months ago
I kind of agree with rocklangoustine's review; this pressing doesn't sound amazing. Dynamics are alright.

DR10 0.00 dB -12.12 dB 10:20 01-The Leper Affinity
DR10 -0.57 dB -11.44 dB 9:14 02-Bleak
DR9 -0.07 dB -10.41 dB ... See full review
posted a review of Satyricon - Satyricon. 10 months ago
The music is hit or miss depending on who you ask, but the production on this is out of this world!

DR13 -0.01 dB -14.92 dB 2:35 01-Voice Of Shadows
DR13 0.00 dB -14.77 dB 5:52 02-Tro Og Kraft
DR11 -1.09 dB -13.35 dB ... See full review
posted a review of Capcom Sound Team - Resident Evil 0 - Original Soundtrack. 10 months ago
My first impression was great, side A and B sounded incredible, like all the other soundtracks Laced has done of this franchise. However, side C and D sounded terrible. Lots of noise through just about every single track, even after a proper cleaning... See full review
posted a comment on Unleashed - Death Metal Victory! - 30th Anniversary Edition. 10 months ago
This version is €89,99 at the moment at Large.nl. Decent price for what it offers!
posted a review of Triptykon - Melana Chasmata. 10 months ago
This is the definitive way to experience this music. It sounds incredible!

DR12 -0.02 dB -13.17 dB 7:52 01-Tree Of Suffocating Souls
DR11 -0.33 dB -13.84 dB 7:06 02-Boleskine House
DR12 -0.25 dB -14.53 dB 7:28... See full review
posted a comment on Dark Funeral - Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus. 10 months ago
DR11 0.00 dB -11.89 dB 4:37 01-The End Of Human Race
DR11 -0.65 dB -12.39 dB 4:41 02-The Birth Of The Vampiir
DR10 -0.74 dB -12.70 dB 5:09 03-Stigmata
DR11 -1.05 dB -13.61 dB 5:30 04-My Funeral
DR11 ... See full review
posted a comment on Dark Funeral - Attera Totus Sanctus. 10 months ago
Another solid sounding reissue.

DR11 0.00 dB -11.55 dB 4:38 01-King Antichrist
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.45 dB 4:37 02-666 Voices Inside
DR11 -0.23 dB -12.89 dB 5:36 03-Attera Totus Sanctus
DR11 -0.42 dB -12.53 dB ... See full review
posted a comment on Dark Funeral - In The Sign.... 10 months ago
Sounds great. Equimanthorn is a highlight!

DR11 0.00 dB -12.33 dB 4:31 01-Open The Gates
DR11 0.00 dB -12.89 dB 4:18 02-Shadows Over Transylvania
DR11 -0.06 dB -13.57 dB 3:49 03-My Dark Desires
DR11 -1.22 dB... See full review
posted a comment on Dark Funeral - Diabolis Interium. 10 months ago
Good sounding pressing. I split the album and the EP into separate folders:

DR10 -0.02 dB -11.15 dB 3:44 01-The Arrival Of Satan's Empire
DR11 -0.02 dB -11.61 dB 5:04 02-Hail Murder
DR10 -0.52 dB -12.10 dB 4:08... See full review
posted a comment on Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?. 10 months ago
Sounds great. Dead quiet and dynamic.

DR12 -0.06 dB -13.69 dB 3:36 01-Wake Up Dead
DR13 -0.07 dB -15.37 dB 5:01 02-The Conjuring
DR12 0.00 dB -13.90 dB 4:01 03-Peace Sells
DR11 -0.81 dB -13.85 dB 5:03... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 10 months ago
posted a review of Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night. 10 months ago
Sounds pretty amazing considering when this was originally made. A big step up from the CD for sure.

DR9 -0.06 dB -10.19 dB 4:40 01-Misplaced
DR9 -0.64 dB -11.08 dB 5:31 02-Blinded No More
DR8 -1.15 dB -10.74 dB ... See full review
posted a review of Paradise Lost - Believe In Nothing. 11 months ago
You can say whatever you want about the music itself or the re-recorded/remixed parts, but this vinyl sounds great. No surface noise at all and a dynamic sound to boot. 10/10 for me.

DR11 0.00 dB -12.99 dB 3:58 01-I Am Nothing
DR11 ... See full review
posted a review of Celtic Frost - Monotheist. 11 months ago
I own both this re-issue and the 2010 box release. Both of the vinyl are perfectly fine pressings; no noise or distortion whatsoever. However, my main gripe is the mastering on it. This release sounds painfully brickwalled. It's better than the CD at... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Angerfist - Diabolic Dice. 11 months ago
I am from the Netherlands and I got two free tickets to the event as compensation.
posted a review of Thorns - Thorns. about 1 year ago
Surprised no one mentioned how dynamic this release is!

DR12 -0.10 dB -14.17 dB 4:12 01-Existence
DR12 -0.15 dB -13.92 dB 7:05 02-World Playground Deceit
DR12 -0.61 dB -15.32 dB 6:11 03-Shifting Channels
DR12 ... See full review
posted a review of Leprous - Pitfalls. about 1 year ago
Solid sound!

DR10 -0.09 dB -13.81 dB 5:51 01-Below
DR11 -0.68 dB -13.52 dB 4:44 02-I Lose Hope
DR11 -0.59 dB -17.31 dB 5:05 03-Observe The Train
DR11 -0.02 dB -14.52 dB 5:44 04-By My Throne
DR10 ... See full review