What is the Best Sounding Album Ever Made?

We talk a lot about songwriting, tone, melody, and riffs here, but don’t often devote much time to the actual sonics of great albums. Or at least when we do, it’s usually concise (I go by my familiarity with certain engineers’ work as a rubric), because it’s really difficult to talk about production divorced from the actual songs.


So we put members of Exodus, Gorguts, Candiria, Magrudergrind, the Sword, and more, under the gun, and had them explain what their favorite sounding-albums of all time are. Check out their picks below:

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.