Sugar Blade wrote:After listening album for two more times, I want to give an advice for those who are still struggling with this record: listen it with a volume slightly above the middle and take a walk during the process. Personally I always listen to music on the highest volume, but Walk The Sky sounds almost unlistenable with this approach.
You will hear more details and you won't suffer from tinnitus after the playthrough, but also you will hear that something is wrong with the recording of the instruments (I noticed the same thing on The Last Hero record) and also there is some stange thing that I only can describe as the sonic analogue of white mist that some people see when they don't feel well that I can hear during the whole record.
As for the songs, I still don't "feel" them and can't connect to anything except Dying Light. I still can't differentiate most of the songs, but after lowering the volume a few more moments that I liked popped up - I didn't even noticed that Myles did a fry-growl during one of the songs at the first listen.
Lower the volume. Thank me later.
Thank you! This is what I've been saying lately on multiple threads, but no one has really commented back on it. The production for AB really shines when you listen in a lower volume than the typical person would listen to. I've listened to music in headphones full blast since I was a teenager in 2001. Old habits die hard, but I decided to listen to AB on a lower than normal volume recently, and I noticed I was hearing Marks harmonies and little intricacies I never noticed in my years if listening to AB. Seriously, listen at a lower volume if you have complaints about the mix.