Old Gray - Slow Burn (December 9, 2016) Album

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  1. Contender

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  2. cwhit

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    well this doesn't really feel like an old gray song for most of it
     
  3. Cody

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    Whoa. Awesome
     
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  5. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    didnt like it much.
     
  6. cwhit

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    yeah this was alright. felt like one of the darker sorority noise songs for part of it, though i probably do like them more than old gray at this point
    idk, it's fine i guess
     
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  7. Joel

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    Really like that
     
  8. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    This is about where I am. I've never loved old gray and have always been slightly more than lukewarm on sorority noise and since this leans a lot towards the latter I guess it's cool

    @teebs41 is this what you meant by singing/screaming in emo?
     
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  9. TheBaroness

    a burst and I'm awake now Supporter

    Didn't really grab me on first listen, but interested to hear where the rest of the album goes.
     
  10. SayHello

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    Don't like old Old Gray. Like this new song. Pretty cool. Hope the entire record is in this vein.
     
  11. teebs41

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    Lol not entirely but I liked the song
     
  12. Jake Z

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    I actually like the song, I can see where the beginning especially puts off SN vibes, but the rest is def Old Gray. You guys had me scared that Cam had taken all of the skramz out, haha.
     
  13. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere

     
  14. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    i like this one a lot more. i'd rather sorority noise not bleed into this project.
     
  15. sophos34

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    cant stand the production on either song
     
  16. teebs41

    it took your blood on my blood to believe Supporter

    I like the songs but it's like they make it sound bad just to give it a raw sound but I think I know what they were going for
     
  17. sophos34

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    theres a fine line between raw production and bad production. this is bad
     
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  18. EmmanuelSCastle

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    I really really dig Old Gray, but I agree that there's something about the production that makes certain guitar sounds in the songs weirdly metallic and harsh, but not in a way that sounds intentional. It's not aggressive, it's not noise, it's just a weird sound that somehow cuts through everything, and it occasionally happens with the cymbals too. I'm thinking more about An Autobiography, none of that really bothers me on these new songs, even though I feel like I can kind of hear that popping up.
    I really liked that first new song they did, enjoyed the stop start quality and the background screaming. I think it's way more frenetic than Sorority Noise on record, but I can hear how it might sound like SN live
     
  19. openheart

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    As a fan of all Old Gray's previous releases, the production of these two songs reminds me a lot of Everything I Let Go & The Things I Refuse To. Both of these new songs have 'start-stop' elements; I'd be curious to hear the quieter, "I Still Think About Who I Was Last Summer"-esque songs (if there is any on this album) to really judge the production.

    Regardless, this isn't Cam's first rodeo as a producer. Everything he's done on Slow Burn is most definitely intentional, even if some people think it's downright bad.

    My sense right off the bat is that this album was likely a little rushed. The fact that all 11 songs fit on one side of the 12" tells me there's a few songs hovering around the one to two-minute mark. Although Old Gray was Cam's first big project, I think it's safe to say Sorority Noise is his main focus.

    Guess we'll find out how Slow Burn really measures against An Autobiography on the 9th of December.
     
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  20. crunchprank

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    Had no clue they were putting out something until I saw them on my Release Radar in Spotify. I liked a lot of their one-off releases and EPs and splits, but the Autobiography LP didn't do much for me. Hopefully this one resonates with me a little more.
     
  21. TheBaroness

    a burst and I'm awake now Supporter

    It sounds like they're deliberately trying to ape the production of all those terrible sounding skramz records of the early-00s (which is definitely where that metallic-sounding guitar tone comes from), which seems kinda silly - those records were very much a product of their time and subsequent limited access to decent, affordable recording equipment.
     
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  22. teebs41

    it took your blood on my blood to believe Supporter

    Yea just make stuff sound good
     
  23. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Supporter

    Yeah the production on these songs is awful and really detracts from the songs.
     
  24. EmmanuelSCastle

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    Has Cam always produced the Old Gray stuff?
     
  25. vidiviciveni

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    I can't see this band name without thinking this

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  26. Contender

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