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Vancouver, British Columbia's experimental metal band Seven Nines and Tens' debut full-length album, "Habitat 67," arrives three years almost to the day after their first live performance as a band. Metalunderground.com has the exclusive stream of two songs off the new album, which is set to be released on December 3rd at their CD release show. The band is still considering options for online distribution. In the meantime, you can stream "Saga of Butyric Fermentation" and "Thermocapsulary Dehousing Assister" in the player below.

Founding member Dave Cotton commented on their time together: "In hindsight, I think we spent the time between then and now wisely enough, playing any stage that would have us and always striving to refine and delve further into the sound we create."

Seven Nines and Tens recorded and produced these songs with their friend Hayz Fisher between October 2010 and October 2011 at the Dead Room and Factory Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Another friend of the band, Adam Veenendaal, mastered them.

Here is the "Habitat 67" track listing:

1. Thermocapsulary Dehousing Assister
2. A.s.o.h.a
3. Crystalline Xanthine Alkaloid
4. Microchasm
5. The Watch that Ends the Night
6. Saga of Butyric Fermentation
7. I Grow Tired
8. Famke Jansenn
9. Retrograde Orbit
10 Voir Dire
11. Day of the Living

Cotton commented on the future as well: "As far as our future plans are concerned, all of this striving and delving has yielded 20+ new songs that we are going to be demoing over the winter and taking out on tour before we track them properly in the spring of 2012."

Metalunderground.com previously premiered the track "Crystalline Xanthine Alkaloid," which is also available for free download.

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1. Wow writes:

That might be one of the worst drum recordings I've ever heard in my life. Songs aren't bad, just an absolutely awful recording. WAYYY over compressed.

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2. Garak writes:

@Wow

What (song, album, etc.) is your definition of the perfect drum recording? Just curious.

# Nov 17, 2011 @ 12:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Qwest writes:

Agreed. This sounds awful.

# Nov 17, 2011 @ 5:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

@ WOW:
I'm always eager to learn about drum mixing, so please let me know what you consider a more natural and/or better sound.

In my limited experience with AcidPro and Cubase recording, overly compressed drums lose their 'life' and dynamics. I feel the tracks here (and on their other song reported by MU on 6.17.11) have plenty of life, sustain, and dynamics. So, enlighten me. What am I NOT hearing that you are?

I liked these two songs. Reminds me in spots of a local band around my neck of the woods. Sounds great to me.
The interlude in Saga of Butyric Fermentation sounds like a jazz fusion Kyuss. Nicely done!

# Nov 17, 2011 @ 9:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Ender writes:

These songs sort of remind me of Intronaut or Drowningman, maybe even Hot Cross. The production imo is decent

# Nov 17, 2011 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Garak writes:

@ Qwest

Could you be more constructive? You must have seen my other comment before you made yours. What is the problem here? Other than "this sounds awful"? Point me to a better production-sound instead of making meaningless criticisms.

# Nov 17, 2011 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ___ writes:

How bout it just sounds bad to someone other than you, and you deal with it? Nobody said anything about the song writing. Just the production. Which is bad.

People don't have to come out with explanations, examples, diagrams, etc...

If someone doesn't like it, they don't like it. Deal with it and shut up! Stop trying to be confrontational. Makes you sound like your in the band and your desperate.

# Nov 17, 2011 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Garak writes:

@ ____

I don't know why your criticism can't be constructive. If the production is bad, I'd like to know why. And yes, I am in the band. We spent a fair amount of money recording these tracks and I would like to make sure we address any production issues before recording more material. Any feedback is appreciated. :)

# Nov 17, 2011 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Drum_Junkie writes:

I second Garaks request.

While I'm not in the band, I have some recordings of my own band I would like to make sound as good as I can. 79&10's drums do not sound over compressed to me. I was hoping someone with a better ear than mine would be able to point out HOW it could be improved, so I could identify audio flaws and take that lesson to my own work.
I believe it's a fair request.

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10. jayballer14 writes:

Sounds great to me

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11. deathbringer writes:

I wouldn't say it's super crisp, but it sounds good to me. I think it's got a bit of a loose sound that goes with the spacey/experimental style just fine.

# Nov 17, 2011 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. coldiem writes:

I am not the above poster, but I do a lot of my own recording just as a hobby and I have a friend who runs a professional recording studio, so I am quite interested in production debates. I suspect that much of the criticism's true fault lies in either the compression of the online media player or simply personal taste.

But... I know how hard it is to see problems with your own work sometimes, so outside opinions are very important. Here's my two cents:

The cymbals, while they sound awesome, sound to be a little too loud and overshadow the snare and toms a bit. Especially the hats when they are open.

Also, if it were me, I probably would've dialed back the reverb a little bit in the middle section of "Saga of Butyric Fermentation". Maybe only on the drums, but ehh.. that's just me. A minor complaint. It sounds a little awkward or something. I just can't place it.

My only other complaint is that I don't really like the bass tone. There's a bit of a flutter on the low end or something (I mostly notice it near the beginning of Saga...). Although, I'll be the first to admit that I am pretty picky when it comes to bass tones. Don't take that complaint too seriously :P

At the end of the day, I think that the recordings are very well done and something you should all be proud of.

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