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Appalling pressing, passable album.
on 25 October 2014
This is a two part review - firstly the music:
Pretty good, if a bit formulaic. Not really my favourite Clutch album, but has it's good bits. 3/5.
The DISC - TERRIBLE. The sound quality of my copy is about as bad as an oil-crisis retread made on a friday afternoon. It sounds like it's been played to death from the first play [was shrink-wrapped when I received it], mistracking and distortion plays havoc with the sound, even though it's a rough sound style. There's warps, there's ripples and there's even a lump or two in the disc.
Oh, and it's mastered too damn hot/loud. No dynamic range.
No it's not my TT/setup. With a good disc it's crystal clear and smooth. Rega Planar 3 / Ortofon 2M Red.
I would have returned it except i dropped the sleeve and mushed up the corner.
Really peeved as I payed extra for an LP as opposed to a CD/download just to revel in the potential sound quality.
Utter FAIL on that part.