I tried to find another thread on this topic, but the search function failed me, so here we go... Today's listening included a rip of Samael's Above, which was an album meant to hearken back to their early, black metal days. Frankly, it's so loud and compressed in its mastering that it borders on white noise. I finally turned it down enough that, while the overall listening level is below my usual, it's almost listenable. Frankly, there's something hiding in here that could be a good album, if only I could hear the damned thing! So, who else has examples of albums they either begrudgingly like or want to like if only the sonics weren't so butchered? Any happy endings of remixes or later releases correcting the problem (I can dream)?