Petition Tag - compression

1. Ending the "LOUDNESS" Trend in music

Music in general goes through trends. A current trend in recorded music is to make albums as loud as possible by compressing the music and crushing dynamics out of the sound. In the worst cases, the music sounds so distorted that listening to it is uncomfortable.

The latest Metallica album, Death Magnetic, is the worst casualty in the "Loudness Wars". The album is so sonically destroyed and clipped that a petition was made to remix and remaster it.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/re-mix-or-remaster-death-magnetic.html

2. Re-Mix or Remaster Death Magnetic!

If you're a fan of another artist or band who have ruined their album in the same way, please sign this petition as well. Let's bring an end to the destruction of music!

http://www.gopetition.com/online/22419.html

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About Death Magnetic:

"...A Technical error in recording from the master....It will not sound like this on the album" - Benjamin on behalf of Mission Metallica after the release of poor quality versions of the first single, The Day That Never Comes.

Mission Metallica & Warner Brothers lied to the public to ensure that they didn't lose album pre-orders!

After the album was released, this same "technical error" became "An exciting sound that people are responding to" - Cliff Burnstein, Q-Prime, after the album release.

Death Magnetic is a fantastic effort from Metallica, however many of us are disappointed by the poor audio quality present on the album.

Send your cd back to HQ!
http://www.metallicabb.com/index.php?showtopic=90066

Discussion and projects:
http://www.justiceforaudio.org/

UPDATE - 05/10/2008

We know for sure now that the problems were introduced during mixing.

Lars has claimed that 13,000 people is an insignificant amount of people, so let's try and get to 20,000!

If you want a better version of Death Magnetic, Guitar Hero rips which are clean, livelier and more "smokin" can be acquired!