This is open to everyone but I want Marcus' opinion on this topic as he will have experience recording for a huge market.
Hey Marcus. I want your thoughts on the current loudness war that seems to be going on with many bands. Trying to get louder and louder records when many people use volume stabilisers on ipods and what not these days. It seems bands are destroying their new albums by adding unneeded distortion and huge compression on albums. You listen to the difference between an 80's, a 90's and a 00's record and the difference in levels is ridiculous. When you are in the studio do producers push for this sort of mix or not and are you of the same opinion that the volume on many new albums is just ridiculous?
This blog is really to the point I feel and talks especially about the new Metallica album and new Trivium albums: