It's all entirely subjective, but I tend to agree with everything here.What's considered a "good" guitar tone nowadays totally sucks ass. I get that guitar is supposed to be a mid focussed instrument but we're getting a bit overboard with it. Doesn't mean it needs to be AJFA scooped but there is a point somewhere in the middle that's better than the scratchy shit bands are putting out now. Guitar tones peaked somewhere between 1994 and 2009.
Also, bands that get focussed on being technical (Archspire, among others) are terrible as a band. Great players all but they're churning out terrible songs.
The new Ingested sounds fucking gross, nothing to be had except for farting duck mids. And they used to be one of the OGs of scooped downtuned death core.I don't listen to modern metal bands much, but I see their effect on YouTube gear demos. You don't need to set the mids at zero, but there does come a point where you no longer have any crunch and it doesn't much resemble rock or metal. Having unheard of amounts of gain doesn't change this.
Fucking this!What's considered a "good" guitar tone nowadays totally sucks ass.
Nirvana really proved that any group of guys could make it big in the music industry by just doing what they prefer to do, and, after Cobain died, bands scrambled to fill the void with variety, and it was great until it eventually overcorrected.
I think that old school death metal guitar tones generally fit the genre better than modern death metal guitar tones. I love both but there’s something about slightly scoopy gross trem picked evil riffs that just fits the context so well.