John3977 wrote:I don’t understand why people hate that he mixes things with layers the way he does. I think if you look back at the albums before fortress such as III it had a much more stripped down sound to it.
First of all welcome to the forums To get to your point, IMO a stripped down sound is not a negative thing. Too many layers are harsh on the ears. You can't pick out what each instrument is doing. High energy is all fine and nice, but it also needs to be a pleasant listening experience, not just a constant slam to the face.