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Guitar tone in metal

Re: Guitar tone in metal
November 15, 2010, 03:25:46 PM
The tone of Dark Medieval Times actually has discouraged extra listenings for that album, as the thinness takes away some of the teeth the album could have had. But Nemesis Divina is a true classic for my ears, and as even mainstream writers have noted, the tone there adds to the feel of "sophistication" present on the album, thus making it a great representative of Black Metal in its fully evolved form.

Re: Guitar tone in metal
November 15, 2010, 08:08:30 PM
The production on Dark Medieval Times was obviously aiming to emulate/codify the fuzzy texture common on most norse black metal of the time, but it didn't enhance the musicality behind it as even that was predominantly aesthetic based. Krieg used a very interesting technique on destruction ritual which made the guitar fuzz sound dense, like a stone smoothed over by years of violent weather, the drumming actually sits on top of that.