03:11 PM on 11/14/12
The production almost ruins this record for me. The guitar tones are just jarring, I can't even listen to it loud because of that. The mid levels of the whole mix are way too high so if you basically drop them out it's listenable. And it's not just the vocal mix that bugs me with those, it''s how they recorded it. Chris Carrabba with layered vocal tracks sucks. His whole appeal up until this has been the raw single voice with harmonies added in *occasionally*. That's basically gone on this album. Listening to Rescue Trained really bums me out because that chorus is classic FSF/Chris Carrabba and the vocals are buried in over-production.
The songs are great, it's just a shame that the final product turned out like this.