W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music)
Posted by: Hammerhans ()
Date: March 05, 2013 06:27AM

Hello, I don't usually post here, or anywhere for that matter. But this one really brought the beast out of the den, so to speak.

First of all, hats of to the guys in W.E.T. for being the creative, and excellent musicians that you are! Really, good job there!

When that is said, it is with a heavy heart, that I write this. It really hurts... but your latest cd, along with the debut, are HORRIBLE examples of how to present the fans and general public with your music.

I KNOW that when you guys plan and record a new album, you want the people that hear it, to like it, right? ofcourse. No one will argue with that.

But why is it then, that you don't fight tooth and nail when it comes to the actual product? WHY? Might aswell spill acid in our eyes... seriously.

The problem I want to get at is the mastering of the album. It is some of the ugliest stuff I have heard and seen in recent times, made worse by the fact, that I KNOW there is beautiful music underneath it all.

We are ofcourse talking about the loudness. "Rise Up" is a mess. 95% or more of the time, everything is going at max levels, making it impossible to enjoy listening from one end of the album to the next. Most likely you will avoid those comments because the general public that will hear the album, has grown accustomed to the loudness that is present in todays music, and therefore will not complain about it. But that dose not mean that it is not there.

I noticed it right away, and have been looking at the waveforms for each track, the two ballads have the best mastering but still being way out of line most of the time. It is so sad that good music like the stuff you wrote and recorded for Rise Up, has to be put trough this process. Why did you not request it to be proberly mastered? Don't let yourselves be slaves to the loudness war.

For those that have no idea what I am talking about. Here is a short video explaining what is wrong with the majority mastering today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcKDMBuGodU

In short: Rise Up sounds utterly horrible all because of the terrible mastering that it went trough, and it has ruined much of the good music that should have been on it.

I have just about had enough of todays music, be it Rihanna or W.E.T. or what have you. Now take an album like Dire Straits - Love Over Gold, original release. THAT is proper! Its so sad that such a small scene like melodic/hard rock is constantly having crap releases like this, when what this music really needs is for it to sound good. If you guys at W.E.T. ever read this, then do something about it next time! I am not buying any more cd's from you, if you wont master them properly.

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W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music)1022 Hammerhans 03/05/2013 06:27AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 602 Hammerhans 03/05/2013 06:36AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 656 Walk In The Shadows 03/05/2013 06:43AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 574 backwhereubelong 03/05/2013 07:23AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 542 Carl1 03/05/2013 07:38AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 489 backwhereubelong 03/05/2013 07:42AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 493 Figge 03/05/2013 08:03AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 471 RAMSAY 03/05/2013 08:10AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 412 gary191265 03/05/2013 09:54AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 398 Snake65 03/05/2013 10:01AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 364 RAMSAY 03/05/2013 11:10AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 404 adolfo 03/05/2013 08:42AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 503 Hammerhans 03/05/2013 03:20PM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 342 Signal Fan 03/05/2013 06:53PM
Picture Discs... 294 gary191265 03/05/2013 07:20PM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 343 Scott Watson 03/05/2013 08:02PM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 211 backwhereubelong 03/06/2013 03:06AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 149 Vic Rivera 03/07/2013 03:12AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 118 Hammerhans 03/07/2013 12:30PM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 300 kaneudeck 03/06/2013 12:41AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 225 backwhereubelong 03/06/2013 03:08AM
sounds fine to me 194 cookie 03/06/2013 09:52AM
Re: W.E.T. - Rise Up (perfect example of how, you ruin good music) 109 OzzMosiz 03/09/2013 12:06AM


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