Ok everyone here's a discussion mixed with philosophy class for ya I've given this matter a though, but would like some opinions from my guitar/metal/music brethren
Q: Is it good to have a consistent sound when recording an album? Should I try to mess around with the tone and sound of my instruments, as well as change instrument often, so that every track gets a more unique sound? Or should I try to get a very consistent sound that is present in the entire album?
We are talking metal here of course Melodic shit, mainly distorted stuff but also some clean parts thrown into in
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Does it really matter? I mean, it's a personal choice and to be honest there have been many great albums that were recorded with all the same equipment throughout, with a consistent style, and hell, not even key changes. Really, the "sound" in my opinion should be identifiable as coming from the same artist but there could be stylistic differences between songs. So.... depends on what you're going for.