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Metallica Wins the Loudness Wars

Saturday, December 20th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

There was a great End Rant in Tape Op about the latest Metallica album, Death Magnetic. Mastering Engineer Paul Abbott of Zen Mastering wrote,

The outcry over the un-listenably loud level of Metallica’s Death Magnetic CD has become one of the more visible occurrences of the “loudness wars” in the mainstream media… now, a lowest-common-denominator threshhold [...]

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