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posted a comment on Boris (3) - Heavy Rocks. 5 months ago
Hey now. At least use WAVs ripped from the CD! :P
posted a comment on Devin Townsend - Eras I. 5 months ago
Those were the only two in this box that *were* previously released. Any reason you don't want those ones?
posted a comment on Jesu - Jesu. 6 months ago
Do any of the vinyl pressings use the actual CD mix? Or are they all alternate mixes like the picture disc ones?
posted a comment on David Sylvian, Jon Hassell • Steve Jansen, Holger Czukay - Words With The Shaman. 6 months ago
Note that the track times and titles are misleading here compared to Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities. All three parts of Shaman make up the entire A side of this release, while side B is actually Preparations for a Journey (as titled on Alchemy). The ... See full review
posted a comment on Boris (3) With Merzbow - Megatone. about 1 year ago
Maybe the first track ('merzbow and boris do Time Machines by Coil') but it's very, very noisy from there on. The climax of "water fuzz" is straight drone/noise with a cool backwards riff loop.
posted a comment on Dan Swanö - Moontower. about 1 year ago
Does your copy have issues? I received mine today and it looks great, but I haven't listened yet.
posted a comment on Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill Sounds Box. about 1 year ago
Note that the comments paragraph is incorrect: the Silent Hill 3 Special Mini Soundtrack exclusives are indeed present here, but retitled. "Dance Girl Dance" is "Heads No.1" and "All Screwed Up" is "Life." Also worth noting that "No Excuses" is "Sun" ... See full review
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth. about 1 year ago
It's a bootleg. There are no official versions that would include The Downward Spiral tracks at the end of another album.
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth. about 1 year ago
Obviously. It was released online for free! And if you mean the physical one, anyone who wasn't in the Spiral club at the time was able to get one through Echoing the Sound.
posted a comment on Watain - Lawless Darkness. about 1 year ago
Super, super cheaply made. Single insert, no foldout, all black and white.
posted a comment on Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses (The Demos). about 1 year ago
Before November, anyway. As for the limitation, who knows – 500 is often the minimum order at pressing plants.
posted a comment on Opeth - Morningrise. over 2 years ago
Can anyone who owns this confirm the cover doesn't have the ridiculous scan moire that plagues the Back on Black reissues?
posted a comment on The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore. over 2 years ago
The sticker isn't an Amazon issue. That's how labelling works in Europe: if it has video content, they place a colored box directly on the cover with the rating. The US copies don't have this.
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - Deadwing. over 2 years ago
That wouldn't be a nightmare, my friend. That would be justice.
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - Deadwing. over 2 years ago
It was probably for "Mother & Child Divided," but even then it's inaccurate because there are death metal growls in the background, rather than screams a la black metal.
posted a comment on Meshuggah - Nothing. over 2 years ago
He didn't program besides the cymbals. The original drum recordings were used to trigger the samples. And the only reason the cymbals were programmed is because you can't get decent triggering from the overhead mics. Your post is very misleading.
posted a comment on Meshuggah - 25 Years Of Musical Deviance. over 2 years ago
It does, but they should have done it correctly. The album has a natural split point at 23:46 that fits fine on a regular 12" 33RPM. Not this 6-minute side length bullshit they did for the original picture disc and this CD-pressed box set.
posted a comment on Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree. over 2 years ago
Note that the tracklist on the release itself indicates "In Death - Is Death" is split across sides C&D.
posted a comment on Meshuggah - 25 Years Of Musical Deviance. over 2 years ago
The label confirmed to Metal-Fi that they just sent the CDs to the pressing plant. So beware of the DR inflation due to vinyl ripping.
posted a comment on Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree. over 2 years ago
The way they split this for the vinyl pressings is ridiculous. It has a natural break at 23:46 that makes two 23 minute sides, which is fine for a 33RPM single record. Until they do that, buying this will forever be a ripoff.
posted a comment on Agalloch - Pale Folklore. over 2 years ago
As expected, the solid white makes for a noisier experience than black or clear would've been. Still happy to own it and spin it; analog formats suit this album.
posted a comment on Iron Maiden - Brave New World. over 2 years ago
A month later and exactly zero announced. So much for your all-knowing attitude!
posted a comment on Boris (3) - Heavy Rocks. over 2 years ago
There HAS to be something screwy with rights. It's their only release on Quattro/UK Discs – maybe that's for a reason? (Same deal with Flood & MIDI Creative.)
posted a comment on Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II. over 2 years ago
Are the tracks actually split like this on the CD, or does it have the 44 tracks?
posted a comment on Mastodon - Crack The Skye. over 2 years ago
Did they not fade out the long songs early to cut down the runtime? I thought I read that somewhere.
posted a comment on Ulver - ATGCLVLSSCAP. over 2 years ago
Note that final track "Solaris" runs longer on the vinyl. I timed it roughly at 3 minutes or so. Nothing new, just more repetition in the first section I think.
posted a comment on Shrine Of Insanabilis - Disciples Of The Void. over 2 years ago
This also comes with incense sticks taped to the outside protective sleeve. Insanely well made release!
posted a comment on Dream Theater - Score (20th Anniversary World Tour). over 2 years ago
Some weird edits on some of the songs here, including tiny bits of missing content (despite lots of time left on the side).
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - Recordings. over 2 years ago
The first run of these had incredibly tight inner sleeves. Was this ever resolved?
posted a comment on Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions. over 2 years ago
Indeed, this refers to the cover art (and sound?) rather than the vinyl color.
posted a comment on Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant. over 2 years ago
Does this sound any good? Plastichead doesn't exactly have a good history for reissue quality.
posted a comment on Nile (2) - Annihilation Of The Wicked. over 2 years ago
The spectrum analysis of "Sss Haa Set Yoth" shows it seems to be from MP3 origin. Sad.
posted a comment on Buried Inside - Chronoclast - Selected Essays On Time-Reckoning And Auto-Cannibalism. over 2 years ago
Sad the original art isn't used, but otherwise a great press.
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - Up The Downstair. over 2 years ago
The color is a semi-transparent cherry. I think they cut just enough colorant to allow the pressing to sound great (without whatever trappings come with solid non-black colorants). However, the master is so hot that "Navigator" (a favourite song of ... See full review
posted a comment on Ulver - Themes From William Blake's The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell. over 2 years ago
Aside from the side D track switch, this is an immaculate pressing. Completely silent. Artwork, though less detailed than the original, is superb. Essential.
posted a comment on Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s). over 2 years ago
Incredible. One of the quietest pressings I have EVER heard, especially given its coloring. Debemur Morti do not compromise quality.
posted a comment on Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement. over 2 years ago
This is a flawless press. My only (minor) gripe is the inclusion of the "O2 Panic Room" remix instead of "Rainbow Trip," but I understand, since that side would then run way too long for quality purposes. This album is thoroughly brilliant and the vinyl ... See full review
posted a comment on Moonspell - Sin / Pecado. over 2 years ago
Unfortunately, Floga messed up some of the transitions. The end of "VC (Gloria Domini)" includes the opening bit of percussion in "Eurotica," then cuts off suddenly. I doubt anyone at the label even listened to the test pressings, if they even ordered ... See full review
posted a comment on Boris (3) - Floor Shaker. over 2 years ago
This is a promo disc sold exclusively through Inoxia Records. If you purchased Smile and Smile -Live at Wolf Creek- CDs plus any Boris shirt, you could include this disc in the bundle. It has no proper sleeve art, just the disc. The audio content, though ... See full review
posted a review of The Devin Townsend Band - Accelerated Evolution. over 3 years ago
Another incredibly poor Back On Black job. This one is eternally frustrating because they should have done what they did with Infinity and used the Project EKO bonus music for the final side; that way, they wouldn't have ruined any transitions (I'm ... See full review
posted a review of Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient. over 3 years ago
Easily one of the worst pressings Back On Black have ever done. Beyond the usual lack of quality control, they even fade out the sides in the middle of narration! Incredible waste of money.
posted a comment on Edge Of Sanity - Crimson I & II. over 7 years ago
sadly, Robert_Trifu's review is indeed correct — i was stunned to find very quick fades out and in, even on Crimson I, which isn't traditionally split into any parts at all like II is.

with that said, if you can overlook the quick interruptions — ... See full review
posted a review of Moonspell - Irreligious. over 8 years ago
though overblown in volume and compression as most remasters are these days, the 2CD version of Irreligious maintains the integrity of this seminal, important album by accompanying it with period recordings of the band's fierce live show in support of ... See full review
posted a review of Moonspell - Everything Invaded. over 8 years ago
a worthy accompaniment to a brilliant full length (still their best, i think): though the title track here is castrated severely, it's worth the purchase just for non-album track "(The) Darkening," an example of the band's incredible sense of melody and ... See full review
posted a review of Moonspell - The Antidote. over 8 years ago
sadly, the shifted tracklist on the vinyl edition isn't as exciting as it may appear: they simply crossfaded the very end of "The Southern Deathstyle" with the intro of "Lunar Still" as the tracks appear on the CD, and simply fade out the end of ... See full review
posted a comment on Filter (2) - Tinseltown. over 8 years ago
do not buy this! you can find it on the internet as a liberated bootleg.
posted a comment on Filter (2) - Nice Shot. over 8 years ago
do not buy this! you can find it on the internet as a liberated bootleg under the title Live Technology (or, alternatively, Tinseltown).
posted a comment on Filter (2) - Live Technology. over 8 years ago
do not buy this! you can find it on the internet as a liberated bootleg.
posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Untitled #1 (Vaka). over 9 years ago
the note and tracklists are not very clear about tracks 2, 3 and 4 on this release. their website, however, is perfectly clear:
"the band had closed their set with tracks 2 and 3 from this single during their spring 2003 tour, calling the two songs ... See full review