Pirate wrote:I just had to write down this thought as I play through the Waken Eyes album:
I so appreciate that most prog-metal bands see the importance of a well mixed and produced album. So much good music is ruined by horrible production. Just a couple of examples from the top of my head:
Cage - Supremacy of Steel (LOVE this band but cant stand listening through a single song as the sound abuses my ears). Their newest album kicks bum though!
Once Dead - Visions of Hell (one of the worst sounding albums I have ever listened to)
Well, not only prog-metal, but music in general. I love a well-produced album and it really is the downfall of most bands. As much as I love Theocracy (refrain from comments, I know everyone loves them secretly), their first self-titled album is a chore to listen to due to the production. Even the re-release with proper drumming sounds flat in all areas other than the drumming. It's such a shame.
So, @Pirate, any other new prog bands you can recommend? Preferably stuff with positive-to-Christian lyrics - I'd hate to cloud my mind with negativity whilst working. My current playlist is pretty much (in no specific order):
- Circus Maximus - Nine
- Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism
- Teramaze - Her Halo
- Anubis Gate (Self-titled)
- Anubis Gate - Horizons
- Waken Eyes - Exodus
- Pyramaze - Disciples of the Sun
I need MAOR music like that to while away the hours when working!
I often feel the need to work in some Symphony X and Stratovarius when I get bored of spinning those records...