I still dont understand what the hell happened to The Fire.. Still Searching/Life Is Not both sound amazing and are produced by McTernan. Yet, The Fire sounds fucking awful, honestly the production ruined that album for me. Also, people have asked Buddy in the chats on here and he seemed rather confused that people thought it sounded bad. Which honestly blows my mind! Its sounds like the album was ripped at a bitrate of 96 and then mastered.
Yeah, I love how crisp both records sound cause you can hear how solid the musicianship is. While I do really like The Fire, it definitely turned off alot of fans due to muddy production. It made the band sound like they recorded it themselves and made the band regress IMO. I think with Mr. Lopez, we are going to get a fantastic record that sounds both clean like SS and LINAWR but also fresh with new elements added. I liked the new jams off Follow Your Bliss but I hope the new record pushes the envelope and has a couple surprises.