For those who care: I came back to this topic because of Alter Bridge's "Fortress". This album is basically dead, dynamics-wise. I really like the music, but listeining to the album for more than 20mins in a row simply makes me wan to turn it off, because it gets on my nerves. This in turn makes me totally angry, about the dumbheads in the studios who, some 25 years ago, found out that cranking up every channel in the mix to 0db makes music sound like super on cheap stereos... which then became how albums are mixed. Damn it. Damn the guy who invented the dynamic compressor.