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3.42 | 839 ratings

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3 stars Vapor Trails could have been such an excellent album and I'm sure every fan was delighted when hearing the first few songs of it. But in the end it failed to achieve the deserved appreciation because of only one thing: the terrible mastering of this album.

This album must have been mixed by somebody who has been tune-deaf or has suffered severe tinnitus for at least 20 years. It's a disgrace. It's one big clutter of mid-frequency noise. It's even hard to tell the difference between guitars, bass and drum sound.

There's no lack of excellent songs though, certainly not. I don't like every single one of them but there's plenty to enjoy. Due to the mixing and mastering though, there's no way you can sit this album out without damaging your ears.

That being said this is actually a very powerful diamond in the rough. 3.5 stars, sure to be rounded up if this album ever gets a remix.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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