izzie wrote: ust beacuse everyone is comparing it to RIS
izzie wrote: Like about all things, people are awfully conservative. I'm pretty sure that most of the people who do not like the production will either change opinion or merge with it in some time. "oh no, it's different, I'm not used to it, this gotta be bad". Hoho.
riKki reKkless wrote: I think, the biggest problem about it, is that everybody tries to see RIS in every record. Stop comparing the records. Sure, Crashdiet did "something else", when they choose a different sound, exacly like the songwriting. But if they wouldn´t walk forward, we had another record with the exact same riffs. Who wants this? I like it to hear their influences (like Native Nature could had been from Slave to the Grind album), as well as I like their own interpretation of sleaze metal. And that´s one point, why I prefer Crashdiet over a lot of "80's alike" bands. Crashdiet don´t try to sound exactly like their idols, even though you can hear them often or sometimes. It´s ok. A band doesn´t always need to go in the same vein on one album. Its ok, when there is a experimental touch in a song, when there is a "untypical" doublebass part, and so on. We want to hear different music. That´s why I really go for The Savage Playground as well as I go for RIS, TUR and GW. It´s different. I don´t put in a record and wait to hear the "typical Crashdiet" or… hey this has "It´s a miracle"-character or stuff. I want to hear what´s coming out of the musicians I trusted the last years and so on. And there is not just one songwriter in the band. It´s so impossible, that every one of them has the same style to write a song, especially if you´ve got bandmembers with totally different influences (Punk, Glam, Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Sleaze Metal, Hard Rock, …) And it´s exactly the same with the production. They wanted something else, than they did before, that´s why they have choosen another studio/producer. Why not experimenting with the sound. And there is another point: Fact is not that there is another producer, there are different boxes, cabs, and so on. It would sound different if you would take a Marshall box or if you take a Fender box, if you decide to record with your "real" ampsound or with a finished plug-in. It´s different if you hear it, or I hear it and it´s different if London listens to it or if Young does it. Those are all aspects, we could discuss about for hours…So, can we really say it would be a good or a bad production? (And I don´t mean in general, because if it´s up to say bad production I automatically thing about St. motherfuckin "trash-drum" Anger. )
glam_junkie wrote: "The muddy, sludgy, overly- compressed production is the primary reason this album fails like a one-legged amputee trying to dance the two-step."
[...]do you think that there is a possibility that the production may be turning off a lot of potential new fans?