I know it's not exactly a metal album, or band but I was thinking. Everyone has a favourite album, mine is Machine Head's "The Blackening", but have you ever thought about an album that you love just because of the way it was recorded? "Wasting Light" by Foo Fighters would have to me mine. It is one hell of an album. Every song is top class and the sound that it has is just awesome! It's raw, it's like an old vintage 70's sound and it like no other sound from an album that is around at the moment. A lot of that would have to be down to who and how it was recorded!! It was recorded by Butch Vig, a renowned producer who did Nivana's Nevermind and other albums from Green Day and Smashing Pumpkins. The album was also recorded on to tape, in Dave Grohl's garage. Most albums now-a-days are recorded in a high tech studio with state of the art equipment and with shit all over the place to sound proof it and then also into a Software called Pro-Tools or other DAWs like Logic or Cubase but this album wasn't. There was nothing Digital added. When I record I like to record with an analogue desk but it then ends up going through an Analogue to Digital converter and then into Pro-Tools, so it inevitably ends up being a digital signal, however, this isn't. They went back to the old days when you could only record onto tape so you had to be able to play your instruments and so there was no editing like a snare hit to the right place if it was a bit out! And the singer would actually have to be able to sing well because back then there was no auto-tune like every pop song has or anything to make everything sound perfect and... well... digital. That's one of the problems these days, I love what I do and the sound that I am currently getting out of the Diabhul album is amazing and nothing has been added yet nor shall a lot be added to it. Most albums, even Metal and Rock albums have been digitally enhanced so that the sound is perfect, for example Triggers. Triggers, unlike a microphone which picks up the actual sound of the drum, have a small pad which feels the vibration of the drum head and then sends it out to a computer which takes this signal and turns it into a digital sound that when unprocessed sounds like someone is hitting it the exact same way like you hear on an electronic kit, its the sound of a computer basically, I hate it, its not real, music should be real and so the rest of the band and I have already agreed that when we eventually get to record an album, and every album after that we will not allow it to sound like it was made by a computer. We want the real sound, and then may be one day we could do the same as Foo Fighters and actually record it onto tape. And personally I would love to record someones album on to tape. It would be god damn hard to record like that but I would love to try it at least once!