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Sonic Bliss
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New Deftones album, great recordning quality?

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I have loved music all my life and have always been a lot more critical of quality than anyone else I know, but I have only just started looking into the "audiophile" scene.

So I guess my question is to see if I am on the right track.

From a quality point of view, is the new Deftones album "Koi No Yokan" worthy of stereophile status? I can't put my finger on it, but the sound is just very full and crisp.

I am getting the same feeling from this recording as I get from the Tool album "Aenima".

Ariel Bitran
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Listening now...

i wish i could say YES but unfortunately, this recording is lacking in dynamics.

i simple way to tell if something sounds good on a rock recording, especially with a band like the Deftones, do the quieted/hushed/ethereal verses sound quieter than the choruses? do the screamed vocals jump out more dynamically than the rest of the vocals? not from what i can hear.

regardless, the music is pretty good.

Ariel Bitran
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This is not to say

the producer and engineers did a poor job.

the instruments sound well-mic'd and clear and crisp, like you mention, and the album is well mixed, but just lacking in dynamic range which can kill the life of any recording.

Allen Fant
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Agreed,   The Deftones have

Agreed,

 

The Deftones have been around long enough to know the difference between good vs. poor sound.

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