A Look at Metal Producer Jacob Hansen
1/31/2014 3:15:00 PM by Eric

I was playing the new Primal Fear record last night and about forty seconds into track one I pegged Jacob Hansen as producer...

After twenty-five years of metal one can start to hear little nuances and threads of similarity within the music. It can be country of origin, band members or writing. Often I hear an un-researched band for the first time and instantly pick the region, drummer or a familiar singer correctly. While all of those are certain indicators or familiar patterns that often run from album to band to genre, none define a sound more than production. That has been the one mainstay through the last decade that I tend to look for. It can be the sound of the guitars, the clarity of the snare or the double bass and the producer is the guy who makes that sound...

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