Re: Acidfrost - Mask - Hated Love
It was a tough one, especially when the emphasis was on creativity.
There are some cool things here Acid Frost.
Your drums sound nice and strong, as do the vocals. The strange little lo fi underwater vocal was cool, yet it may have been a little stronger and easier to understand to still leave an element of the main vocal still present, along side the cool effect.
Your cymbals are fantastic, really crisp and bright but nicely tucked away so they don't kill ears in the choruses.
Great vocals in the bridge, possibly the best treatment of them in that section that I have heard!
The main area of concern I have are the guitar sounds. They come across a bit muffley or boxy, not overly, but a little. It's a tough one because I have heard several that have been much too hi gain! Still, a little scoop of low mids might clear it up a little. Also, are the guitars all panned center (oxymoron!!)? Perhaps some wider anning of them at times would clear up some of that build up too.
Great mix overall..
Rules do not belong in music. Like food, there are flavours that work well together, but in the end, it's each person's taste that determines the quality of the meal.