ONLY IN DREAMS: Under This Burning Sky: CD

Man, this CD sounds funny, like it was either over-compressed or the levels are way too high. I hear this weird distortion and clipping and it’s not the guitars. It’s real muddy even at low listening levels. The drums are real loud, too. Like a drummer was the recording engineer. The vocals are a tad dry and loud in the mix, too. Could have used some effects or plug-in to make it sound better. I guess it sounded good to the band when they were mixing it. That is all that matters anyway. If you’re wondering, they play screamo metalcore that reminds me of a mix of Death by Stereo meets the Bronx.

 –don (Pop Smear)