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I don't know who mastered this album, but the one who did should reconsider their job. It's amazing to hear how different the album sounds in a car compared to on a computer. On a computer it sounds loud, but fine. But in a car(with good speakers) it sounds like loud, indistinguishable, hypercompressed noise. Just as a previous Amazon reviewer stated, Sebastian Bach's vocals/lyrics are difficult to understand as every instruments is clashing with each other for their space to be heard.
Using Audio Editing Software, I studied the wav files of the album and saw them constantly peaking at -0.10 DB! Whoever mastered this album didn't realize what damage they caused by destroying all the dynamics of this album and leaving no headroom on the heavy parts. No wonder it sounds horrible.
When will record companies and producers learn that louder and compressed does not equal better sales?! So, for a more distinguishable, listenable experience, I'd recommend the mp3's for your mp3 player or iPod and not the actual CD for your vehicle. You'll save a couple dollars and not be as disappointed.
Still, this is a solid "metal" album, tho somewhat generic sounding it doesnt have any real flaws. It would be nice if Sebastian took a few more risks and maybe dug a little deeper emotionally because that is why most people love him, amirite?
The title tracks starts the album, it's easy to see why it was picked as the single as it's a fast, aggressive rocker that's probably the closest thing the classic Skid Row of old. So far everybody seems to be raving about "Tunnelvision" and besides being one of the heaviest songs here it also manages to be one of the best with some cool lyrics thrown in courtesy of Sterling. "Caught In A Dream" is more upbeat rock'n'roll and is undeniably catchy, excellent track. "As Long As I've Got The Music" is what it's all about for some of us. I know for me I'm ok as long as I have music and this song reflects perfectly how I feel and how the band feels it seems. "I'm Alive" is on the softer side, not quite a ballad, yet not quite a heavy rocker.Read more ›
K&S is raw and diverse - very entertaining and fresh, compared to what has been put out as "rock" over the last 20 years. It's very original sounding, unlike all the Pantera-sounding chorus with boy-band-sounding-verse copycat, hybrid bands out there today parading as "rock" - gag...
With K&S, my interest was actually piqued to keep listening through the entire album - a rarity. Also know that even though the band is called, SB, it's not a SB-premadonna, virtuoso ego fest. To the contrary, it's a great, powerful balance of diverse rhythm, driving beat, melodic, aggressive, and jammin' guitar blended with SB's skills.
The lyrics happen to be inspiring, as well. Also, don't expect SB's voice to be Skid Row-era. C'mon, the guy's been squealin' since the 80's... name on one hand singers who have maintained the same level of ripping their throats out for over 20 years. You can't hold against him that voices change with our bodies, age, and use. He doesn't even look the same, duh...
Just sit back and enjoy this bad boy (especially with headphones), without any preconceived notions of what Sebastian Bach is "supposed to" be. Baz, "thank you, may we have another?!":)
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Honestly only purchased this because nick sterling is my next door neighbor and I had him sign it for me. I haven't touched the record but the cd rocks.
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Decent CD for what it is, it takes some getting use too but I wish Sebastian would reconcile with his former band mates and do something with them too... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jeff Lafreniere