DIVIDED THOUGHTS PATTERNS

SO FOR WHOSE AURAL ADVANTAGE?

Opinions seem to be diverging among fans, on the subject of remastering old school death / thrash metal releases.
Forum talks or articles tend to be polarized between those who think that the whole process of remastering is bad hence not necessary and, those who enjoy the new reissues because it has brought clarity, room to breathe for the instruments…and those who would advocate for a refined, subtle sound enhancement on particular parts of the instruments played to enhance the original work instead.
So where do you stand??? Do not forget to cast your vote on  the Poll oF Death page!!!

Some interesting sites where you could jump in for an in depth information,violent interaction or technical knowledge:

Metal Monday: Metal Album Remasters,

Death:Albums Remastered

Original vs Remaster

Dynamic range and the Loudness war

Remastered Reissues

RE-MASTERED WORTHLESSLY

The remastering of the original sound in the reissues of  Extreme Metal Music genres(Thrash / Death / Grindcore / Black Metal ) seems to have done more damage than enhancing it, resulting in the loss of the primal rawness that characterizes the genre.
In my opinion the production values of the original recordings are valid and should be kept as it is.

RE-MASTERED IN PIECES (R.I.P)

The reissues tend to have been treated to a cleaner and louder sound in line with the contemporary thinking that the louder it is the better it is.
Although this process could work for commercial music as it relays on public broadcasting (Radio, T.V,…) to seduce mass consumption markets, it actually distorts the original sound recording of the Extreme Music Genre, hence, destroying to some extent the unique atmosphere inherent to it.

EARSPLITTING DEATH METAL:

Examples of the recent DEATH REMASTERS/VS/ORIGINAL courtesy of Control Denied:

SO WHICH VERSION DO YOU PREFER?