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posted a comment on Iron Maiden - Senjutsu. 4 months ago
I have no idea why they put this one on a triple album. 80 minutes would fit perfectly on a double album. This would be way better for the flow of the album. It is pretty annoying to permanently flip the sides. Obviously the ones who decide are no... See full review
posted a comment on The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium. 6 months ago
I don't know, sorry. The warping of the first one is really minor and doesn't affect sound, so this is the copy of choice. The second one - I don't know, maybe I sell it someday or just keep it as reserve - I haven't opened it so far.
posted a comment on The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium. 6 months ago
They shipped from UK in this case to germany. My parcel was almost 14 days in transit and in custom.
posted a comment on Voivod* - The Outer Limits. 6 months ago
Thanks, I also got this version now and the digital noise isn’t present here.
posted a comment on Voivod* - The Outer Limits. 6 months ago
I can confirm - no digital artifacts on Jack Luminous in this edition.
posted a comment on The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium. 6 months ago
Got my copy yesterday and I am also not really overwhelmed. I think the sleeve feels thin and a little cheap plus the vinyl was so extremely loaded with static that I had troubles getting it out. Vinyl is also a little bit warped, but has a nice... See full review
posted a comment on Voivod* - The Outer Limits. 6 months ago
No sorry, just wrong. Millions of non warped 130-150g vinyl in the earlier years of vinyl production prove you wrong. I am buying vinyl since the 80s, the higher count of warped vinyl is a problem that occurred more in the past 10-15 years with the... See full review
posted a comment on Voivod* - The Outer Limits. 6 months ago
Thicker vinyl is for sure not more resistant to warping. If this would be the case, more 60s to 90s vinyl would have had warping issues. This is obviously not the case, warped vinyl is more a problem of the current vinyl industry.

Can you please... See full review
posted a comment on Hum (2) - Inlet. 6 months ago
My pressing is fine, I also do not have issues with inner groove distortion. Played with Technics SL1200MK2 and Ortofon 2m blue.
posted a comment on Tool (2) - Fear Inoculum. 6 months ago
Horrible pressing, very noisy with constant crackling sound. Listened once and immediately sold it. Was expecting more due to the high quality packaging. A shame that this album will maybe never get an official release.
posted a comment on Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open. 6 months ago
Amazing pressing quality, get it and words words and words
posted a comment on The Strokes - The New Abnormal. 7 months ago
It is crazy how pressing quality with GZ varies. This pressing is just awesome, but unfortunately this is not their standard.
posted a comment on Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space. 7 months ago
Thanks for your answer. I always thought that stitching does only lead to a "one time ripping noise". This is a noise that repeats a few times, than pauses and repeats again for a few times. Not the typical tic noise from a scratch (theres nothing... See full review
posted a comment on Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space. 8 months ago
Second copy is only slightly better, also with scratching noises but not that bad, this time in different track. As little extra this time with annoying not fill on side B. Whoever pressed this, bad job.
posted a comment on The Stooges - The Weirdness. 8 months ago
I like the new Stooges more than the old albums. I love the voice of the mature Iggy. Pressing quality and mastering is solid.
posted a comment on The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - When God Was Great. 8 months ago
Looks and sounds great. A good example that splatter vinyl can sound as good and quiet as black vinyl. Great album, one of their best with a very punchy production.
posted a comment on Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space. 8 months ago
Got a bad copy full of noise and constant cracking sounds. I wonder who pressed this version. Still not sure if I will return it because it contains a signed art print. Mastering and production are totally low fi. This is one of the worst sounding... See full review
posted a comment on Voïvod - The Outer Limits. 8 months ago
The digital glitch is on the master, you just didn't hear it. Every copy has this issue. But nevermind, it's just a little bit of distortion, nothing to worry about.
posted a comment on Voïvod - The Outer Limits. 8 months ago
I have the original CD to compare. It sounds different, the bass is turned up to high. It is ok, fun to listen but to be honest - the original sounds better to me.
posted a comment on Voïvod - The Outer Limits. 8 months ago
It would be fair to exchange already sold copys. But I guess this won't happen.
posted a review of Voïvod - The Outer Limits. 8 months ago
Got my copy today. I don't know, why they have pressed only 1500 of this reissue. I had a hard time getting it in germany and I guess now it is already sold out. However - this reissue is fun to listen to, but they could have done better. The pressing... See full review
posted a comment on Motorpsycho - Kingdom Of Oblivion. 8 months ago
Yes, the replacement copy was also perfect. Very happy with the album, in my opionion it's one of their best.
posted a comment on Weezer - Van Weezer. 8 months ago
Soundwise very good but its a noisy pressing, especially on the beginning of each side. It was mastered very loud, so the groove noise is almost unhearable after the music starts. The pink vinyl looks fantastic.
posted a comment on Kraftwerk - The Man•Machine. 9 months ago
Got the red vinyl and my first copy had a deep scratch from sloppy packaging. The second copy looks and sounds great.
posted a comment on Motorpsycho - Kingdom Of Oblivion. 9 months ago
The pressing and mastering is just awesome. However, I had to exchange it once because my first copy had scratches from most likely careless packaging on side 4. I absolutely hate it to send such a copy back, it's a waste of resources and this should... See full review
posted a review of Gojira (2) - Fortitude. 9 months ago
Got my black ice copy today and all in all this is a typical GZ mixed bag. The vinyl is not completely flat, but at least not so warped that it is not playable. I noticed one non fill on side one and a little bit of surface noise on side 2. The... See full review
posted a comment on Greta Van Fleet - The Battle At Garden's Gate. 9 months ago
Very pleased with the pressing quality, only a little bit unhappy with the rather high price of 35€. The grooves are very silent, no rumble noises that is unfortunately very common nowadays.
posted a comment on Tom Petty - Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions). 9 months ago
Excellent sounding pressing, very recommended. Fantastic versions of Wildflower-Takes. Get it while you can.
posted a comment on The Misfits* - Collection II. 10 months ago
Fantastic pressing and beautiful compilation, very happy to own it.
posted a comment on Uncle Tupelo - No Depression. 10 months ago
After several plays it is almost gone. A bit strange but obviously this was maybe debris in the groove from the pressing process. Never had such an issue with a repeating tic sound though.
posted a comment on Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles. 10 months ago
Why stay away? My copy sounds good and is dead silent.
posted a comment on Mogwai - As The Love Continues . 11 months ago
Very dynamic, very quiet pressing. Sounds just wonderful. A proof that great vinyl press are still possible although I still prefer single albums.
posted a comment on Foo Fighters - Medicine At Midnight. 11 months ago
One of the very few albums without even a single tic. Very quiet, beautifully mastered. Way better than concrete and gold, also musically.
posted a comment on Protomartyr (2) - Relatives In Descent. 11 months ago
Great album and fantastic pressing by optimal. All of the bands albums are fantastic.
posted a comment on Fleet Foxes - Shore. 11 months ago
Sound is nice, no snapcracklepop, but I hear a lot of rumble on side 1. That's a little bit annoying, I wonder which company has pressed this one.
posted a comment on The Notwist - Vertigo Days. 11 months ago
My version has a small tic through most of "Where you find me". Vinyl sound is ok, but not very silent - may depend on the coloured vinyl. Overall I am a bit disappointed, the album costs >30 € and has nothing special except the color (not even a... See full review
posted a comment on Uncle Tupelo - No Depression. 11 months ago
My version has a small tick throughout the last song that kinda sucks. It's not visible, anyone else with the same experience?
posted a comment on Psi Com - Psi Com. 12 months ago
No, unfortunately not. No, unfortunately not. No, unfortunately not. No, unfortunately not.
posted a comment on Various - Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. about 1 year ago
Same here, I use an Audio technica AT540. Very good in the inner grooves.
posted a comment on Korn - Untouchables . about 1 year ago
A very nice pressing with zero noise. Soundwise this is of course not optimized for analog listening, but despite that the mix is very nice. There is no insert and plain white sleeves. Only downside - the ugly artwork.
posted a comment on Monster Magnet - God Says No. about 1 year ago
I can't agree with the first comment. This isn't an audiophile recording, but the pressing itself is just fine. Plays without noise, soundwise it's as good as it can get for a presumably digital master.
posted a comment on Korn - The Nothing. about 1 year ago
Album is 44 minutes long, perfect for a single album.
posted a comment on The Smashing Pumpkins - Cyr. about 1 year ago
Pressing quality is ok, in some parts a little crackling but not dramatic. Soundwise a nice mastering. The music is of course questionable, I like it as a long time fan (since siamese dream) but I understand that not everybody does. Maybe a single... See full review
posted a comment on AC/DC - PWR/UP. about 1 year ago
Nice pressing but the sound is very compressed. Glad that is not one of those annoying double albums.
posted a comment on The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. about 1 year ago
Great pressing, very dynamic and quiet. Something to play when you want to show someone how cool vinyl sounds.
posted a comment on Kraftwerk - The Man•Machine. about 1 year ago
My copy had a big scratch on Side 1, I can't accept that, so return to sender.
posted a comment on The Flaming Lips - American Head. about 1 year ago
Cut by Chris Bellman - it sounds very good and the pressing quality is also very nice. A great album to enjoy on vinyl.
posted a comment on Deftones - Ohms. about 1 year ago
Was this one also pressed by GZ? If so, well done this time. Hopefully GZ will do more pressings of that quality in the future.
posted a review of The Cure - The Top. about 1 year ago
Good sound but the pressing qualität is typical GZ. Littered with dust and paper debris, lots of crackle and a scratch made me return my copy. The seventeen seconds issue is way better. I cannot understand why GZ isn’t able to produce constant quality.
posted a review of The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin. about 1 year ago
This is a great reissue, perfectly pressed with zero noise. I wish every pressing could be like this one.