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Ut wears well, I have it on at the moment.


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Metallica: Hardwired... To Self-Destruct 3CD


A bit late to the game on that one, but good for you. The 3rd CD is a nice surprise. I remember when I pre-ordered it they put up some weird tracklist to throw everybody off.

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I had it downloaded alright, though I had the gig from the bonus disc previously. It's still a subpar album, though miles above the previous couple, but the completist in me wouldn't let it go. Got it handy enough on Ebay anyway.


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As is often the case with everything post-Black album Metallica (and you could probably make the argument including that album and maybe even ...And Justice For All for that matter), it’s just more than it needs to be. There’s something to be said for ‘less is more’. There’s some stuff on Hardwired that I really like, but the album becomes a slog after awhile. The second disc becomes a bit too mid-paced plodding to be all sequenced together like they are. The best 8 tracks from it and you have a really solid album. Anyway, I know we’ve probably discussed this to death.

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I've been meaning to run their last few albums through Soundforge, to trim the songs down a bit and see can I make them more user friendly. Just the thought of it turns my stomach.


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:lol:

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I had it downloaded alright, though I had the gig from the bonus disc previously. It's still a subpar album, though miles above the previous couple, but the completist in me wouldn't let it go. Got it handy enough on Ebay anyway.


Yeah, I know that compulsion only too well. I get close to getting all the albums by one band and then I have to get them all. And then that band goes and releases more and more albums. But the completist in my just can't let it go.

Can't wait for the new Kreator! The new video is superb!


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Still, the completist in me knows I don’t need Lulu.

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That goes without saying. Jesus, how that ever happened I can't fathom.

I see they're bringing out S&M², another concert recorded with an orchestra. I can't imagine that sounding good, given that the majority of what they're released since the first one was poor.


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I see they're bringing out S&M², another concert recorded with an orchestra. I can't imagine that sounding good, given that the majority of what they're released since the first one was poor.


I think it's mostly the same songs from S&M1 plus a few others. Actually what I've heard so far sounds really good.

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I have raised my eyebrow in skepticism. I'll give it a listen when it comes out, I suppose.


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Just looking at the set list, and apart from songs that had been done in the 1999 edition, you get three tracks from Hardwired..., two from Death Magnetic, and two that seem completely bizarre in an ‘acoustic’ (not sure what that means exactly, but doesn’t fill me with confidence) ‘All Within My Hands’, and ‘(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth’, which I guess could be interesting. I don’t think they did ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ on the previous one either, but I’d only be lukewarm on that.

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Certainly no harm to change it up a bit (though FWTBT was on the first one alright), but the way Lars and Kirk play these days, coupled with James' voice and Trujillo... doing whatever he does, on top of inferior quality songs... I'm not optimistic.


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though FWTBT was on the first one alright.


Turns out you’re right. I just have no recollection of it for some reason.

I don’t have any problem with them mixing it up, just that considering the material they did and didn’t choose is a bit disappointing to me.

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Embertides: Between Trees & Starlike
The Mountain King: Wicked Zen
Weed Priest: Consumate Darkness

All CDs.


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Do you still buy many CDs, Sol? Are you a vinyl collector as well, or are you more digital?

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I still buy CDs, exclusively. There are a few things I plan on buying digitally, but only as the CDs are sold out and I 'know' the artist (he runs a label from relatively locally) but generally wouldn't pay for downloads. I download a lot less nowadays than I did, and I'd generally buy those that I'd tried beforehand, and liked. I don't touch vinyl, I can't abide the format, larger covers aside.

I have a pile of CDs to sort through and get rid of, stuff I don't like or listen to anymore, and shitloads of burned CDs from before I bought an Ipod. I need to make room for the stuff I want to keep.

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Metallica: Death Magnetic & Beyond Magnetic

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Yeah, I am quite similar these days. Part of that is probably due to me being a creature of habit (and my age, or at least the era of me starting to purchase music). I do have a relatively modest vinyl collection, though I get far less enjoyment out of it than a lot of other people seem to. The digitising of my collection was one of the more bothersome experiences of enjoying music.

This is a hill I’m willing to die on (and I know most would not agree with me), but I find CD to have better quality sound, in as much as it isn’t degradable (or at the very least no near the extent of analogue audio) and I am essentially ensured a standard of listening experience that relies on the bare minimum of care (basically keeping them stored in a case).

Digital formats I tend to only rely upon when physical is not readily available. Streaming for the most part is akin to listening to the radio for me - I’ve just conditioned myself to ownership, which I would concede is certainly not the most economical means of enjoying music, but it’s just such an ingrained behaviour at this point.

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Same. Someone here liked buying physical releases to accumulating future landfill, and they might have a point but I'm a fan of the CD, I like the ritual of leafing through the booklet, reading notes, lyrics, etc. The sound is objectively better on a CD, by virtue alone of not having the pops and clicks that vinyl gives you. Add the inconvenience of the format (cleaning it, getting up to switch sides - three times if it's a double album) and it can fuck off, frankly.


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Same. Someone here liked buying physical releases to accumulating future landfill, and they might have a point but I'm a fan of the CD, I like the ritual of leafing through the booklet, reading notes, lyrics, etc. The sound is objectively better on a CD, by virtue alone of not having the pops and clicks that vinyl gives you. Add the inconvenience of the format (cleaning it, getting up to switch sides - three times if it's a double album) and it can fuck off, frankly.

I completely agree here. The vinyl die-hards will always harp on about the sound being 'superior', which is utter bollocks, quite frankly. They certainly have a different sound to CD but it's not 'better' by any stretch of the imagination.
There's also the blatantly stupid vinyl releases like Sleep's Dopesmoker which splits up what was intended as one continuous track.
It took me a while to fully embrace the format back in the day, but I soon grew to prefer it. There were plenty of vinyl releases back in the 80s that sounded like absolute shite, due to flimsy materials, etc. By the same token, many CDs weren't properly mastered for the format and likewise sounded fucking dreadful.
I recall an 'Ask Earache' episode where Dig admitted that the vinyl re-issues of the first few Morbid Angel albums were taken directly from the CDs. Add this to the fact that most vinyl pressing plants work from digital files anyway and most albums are recorded digitally and it becomes very much a moot point as to the supposed 'superiority' of vinyl over CD.
It could also be argued that vinyl 'collectors' are vacuous, elitist cunts who probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway.

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