Glacialpath said:How's everyone doing, what you been upto/ listening to?
MrReaper182 said:Hi, the last extreme metal album I listened to was the fantastic album The dreadful hours by My Dying Bride. There are lots of slow heavy guitar riffs and prog rock style elements on the album and lead singer Aaron often goes from singing in clean style vocals one minute to signing in extreme metal style vocals the next (he has such a beautiful voice). The song The raven and the rose off of the album is one an all time favourite songs, I love that slow heavy guitar riff. The last song from the album The return to the beautiful is a great remake of the song As the flower withers from their fist album. It is the only song on the album not to be sung using clean style vocals as Aaron uses only extreme metal vocals (most other songs contain both style of vocals) and it is very extreme and heavy. It's not the best record album in the world, the drums sound is a bit of a let down (there is not enough weight to them) but that does not stop it from being one of my all time favourite metal albums.
Glacialpath said:Those of you who have Chaosphere by Meshuggah. Have a listen to Sane and tell me how clear the Bass guitar is and how it sounds (clean/distorted) And how often you can hear Thomas hitting the toms and how often he changes the cymbal he's playing and which type too.
Glacialpath said:Any of you guys got Leprosy and found it sounded strange on CD?
Waxy said:I've got Leprosy >)
I have it on LP and MP3. The vinyl is original, and a little bit crackly these days. I do believe it sounds better than the digital files though. That's probably just my dodgy ears, and a case of hi-fi vs car stereo!
Big Chris said:Yep. Here's something I put up a few weeks back.
And here's a vid of us playing last year.
As for kit. I've got a Mapex Pro-M in Tobacco Fade. 20" x 18" virgin kick, 8" x 4", 10" x 5", 12" x 5.5", 14" x 7" short stax rack toms and two 18" x 16" floor toms. I also have a Black Panther 14" x 6.5" hammered brass snare - all black, including hardware - and a 14" x 5.5" standard Pro-M Maple snare - in black - as a back-up.
Although in its current configuration, I'm only using the 10", 12" and one 18" toms.
All Sabian cymbals. 20" AAX Stage Ride, 19" AAX Metal crash, 17" AAX Metal crash, 17" AAXtreme China, 12" HH Splash, 10" Max Stax, 10" APX Splash with 14" HH hats.
All hanging off a Pearl Icon rack with Pearl 1000 series boom arms and Pearl 2000 series snare stand and Hi-hat stand.
Pedal is a Pearl Demon Drive double kick, Throne is a Roc'n'Soc, Also use a Nord Drum module with a Roland trigger on my kick and a Roland 8" TD pad for sub bass drops.
Oh yeah..... Pro-Mark Oak 2B Nylon tip sticks.
What kit do you use?
Fleabyte said:Hi, new member here. I just got my first proper system, a Marantz CD/PM6005 and DAli Zensor 1 speakers. I enjoy a huge variety of music but roots and heart are with metal. I listen to a lot of stuff like converge, DIllinger escape plan, sikth etc. I,m already familiar with half decent audio kit as I gave some decent headphones, Sr80i, Etymotic ER4s etc and to me metal is the ultimate test of a system as the mix is almost always dense and complex requiring musical presentation with good separation and pace.
Before I got the Marantz kit I had a Denon dm39 and quickly returned it for proper separates, glad I did, the difference (same speakers and positioning) in the bass is astounding, much tighter and punchier. Anyway, death cult Armageddon is one of my favourite albums but I'm not sure my lowly system is up to recreating it that well, I have noticed that album to be a bit muddy before. Still, Is will give it a listen ( bear in mind I have only 5 hours on the CDP/amp and 10 hours on the speakers burn-in and I am using the stock rca cable between the CDP/amp)
I am looking forward to upgrading stuff in the future, maybe you have some suggestions for small tweaks, Glacial... I have the speakers on Atacama Nexus stands, perhaps they need filling....what about a subwoofer?
Cheers and keep rockin!
Fleabyte said:p>I've been experimenting the last couple of days, listening to death cult Armageddon and other things. It seems in the dali speakers are the weak point in the set up in terms of bass, the treble detail and mids are pretty good but separation struggles on that album. A bit miffed, I then checked out some other albums, converge/mastodon's blood mountain/kill switch engage all sounded great, so it is definitely down to production sometimes.</p><p>I, personally do believe in the small changes in a hi fi set up making a difference...cables, burn in, speaker positions and toe in etc. many things make up a whole and some things I have seen evidence of, others I have yet to try so...</p><p>I own a pair of sennheiser momentum cans, they come with 2 different cables - one with a I device remote in line and one straight cable. There is a clear difference to me in that the straight cable sounds best. Also I have been experimenting with the stands and positioning, finding the optimum distance from the read wall and toe in but, most interestingly, the Atacama isolation pads that came with the stands give a much punchier bass than the dali isolation pads that came with the speakers...interesting.</p><p>anyhow, an upgrade to the stock rca cable that came with the cd6005 is a certain thing I am going to buy first, I reckon I will go for the chord cobra which should improve what I have.</p><p> </p><p>Cheers , Aaron</p><p> </p><p> </p>
audylubis said:I'm using Marantz CD6005 too. When I changed the stock power cord with Acoustic Zen El Nino (bought used, think mine is the older version), I notice improvement in depth and bass. With stock power cord cd6005 sounds rather light. I mostly listen to punk rock stuff though (fugazi, black flag, etc).