Originally Posted by tambian89
I find Brann's bass drum to be just as clicky and trigger-sounding as most of the drummers of today.
Really? I'm not hearing that, this could quite plausibly just be a thick head and compression. But either way, that's kind of beside the point. The point being that the bass drum is not being used in a way that the machine-like nature of the tone is made too obvious, most of the playing focus is on snare, toms and cymbals. The part construction is a lot more naturalistic, and the approach to recording just seems to reflect that.
Not that it sounds like Elvin Jones or anything, but it's still a step up from the likes of Fear Factory in this respect.