22:55 - !J.O.O.E.! Regular earbuds never stay in my ears. I didn't think it was even possible to get good sound quality with those things anyway... - I would honestly say metal is one of the least bass-oriented genres there are.
22:54 - Redn1ght Depends on the genre. J.O.O.E some stuff can get pretty bassy.
22:54 - Erik M. Joe, you're right. The bass is indeed terrible. Very shallow, crappy sound. I don't get claustrofobic (never, actually), but those things black outside noises which is highly annoying and dangerous (if you're travelling, like me).
22:51 - Erik M. Yeah, headphones are probably superior in sound quality, but I like earbuds because they're compact and easily put in/removed. Those in-earbuds are truly the worst ever. Never again will I buy those things.
22:50 - Zaphod Ehm, because usually the bass in metal is very low... So it makes sense that I'd want more bass...
22:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Compared to hip hop metal isn't that bassy.
22:48 - Redn1ght Wait, Zap? Why would you want a big bass in your metal? Wouldn't that break your eardrums?
Dutch atmospheric rockers The Gathering have announced on their official website that they are still working on their new album but have now set September as its release date.
The band posted this short update: "We are still working on the new record. We will release a new single in May, the album will be released in September. More info as soon as possible! In the meantime you still can listen to "Heroes For Ghosts", our 11 minute opus magnus which will be on the new album as well! And it is still possible to download it for free at http://thegathering.bandcamp.com."
Wonderful... Just wonderful! I love this band and I hope this next release is going to be an even better showcase of their songwriting and Silje's vocals. I'm not expecting any miracles but a guest appearance by Anneke would make my day.