Metalcoreish Riff


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12-12-2006, 06:12 PM
i dont know, its some type of metalcorish riff... check it out, c4c too.

12-12-2006, 06:19 PM
its all good except for the pre verse

12-12-2006, 06:37 PM
thanks, any improvents you think i could make on it?

12-12-2006, 06:45 PM
Can you put up a Midi?

12-12-2006, 06:51 PM
yea its good all cept the pre verse

12-12-2006, 07:10 PM
yeah sure, heres a midi.

12-12-2006, 07:28 PM
The intro sounds great, but as you move forward (10 secs) it starts sounding like a Slipknot riff. The repeated open notes (im guessing they're open notes) I don't like. Maybe have like three open, then a high note to spice it up a bit. Crit mine?

12-13-2006, 02:26 AM
Maybe instead of having the fretted notes in the fifth measure a step apart, make them a third apart to add some harmony and not just dissonance.

Other than that. 6.5/10. The preverse does need some spicing up. And the rest is pretty good.

EDIT: Crit mine? Link is in my sig.

12-13-2006, 10:02 AM
Agree with the others, its good but spice up the pre verse and get rid of some disonance in the intro.

12-16-2006, 03:49 PM
Heres an Update on the pre-verse, i think it indeed does sound better, thanks for the comments and stuff. here. and added a verse.

12-16-2006, 04:18 PM
Hmmm... the pre-verse still needs alot of work.
Don't use powerchords all the time, learn to use single notes.
Also, some fast, driving, palm muted notes would make it better.
As for the verse, it sounds too nice.
Maybe using the tritone a little bit to spice it up?
Metal is not really my field, but, my 2 cents.

12-16-2006, 07:16 PM
sorry for my noobie ness, but whats a tritone? =S

12-16-2006, 08:41 PM
It's an interval.
It was often refered to as the devil in music for it's very clashing, dissonant, and, evil if you will, quality.
It's three whole tones apart.
It's called an augmented fourth or dimished fifth.
Example: open e string. 6th fret e string.
Try it...
Sounds good, don't it... ^^
Very common in heavy metal, sounds very dark and heavy.

12-18-2006, 09:20 PM
Okay.. heres, yet again, another update on it.

Whats New?:
-Updated Pre-Verse[Used Single Notes]
-Heavier/Darker/Eviler Verse.

12-18-2006, 09:42 PM
i dont really like any of it

12-19-2006, 12:41 AM
i hope you don't mind... but i took your little riff and added a bit of my own little style to it, just to see if you like it. if not, ah well, at least i tried.

01-03-2007, 08:55 AM
Basically the first bar is not too bad. THe rest isn't great. Doing the same rythm but just ascedning instead of descending doesn't sound good as in A7X not good and you don't wanna go there. But the first riff shows potential. Just scrap everything but the first bar listen to some metalcore not fashioncore popular stuff like atreyu try darkest hour, all shall perish (deathcore but still) and maybe dillinger escape plan and norma jean they're all metalcore in some way and it should give you perspective on what sorts of sounds to look for, not copy but look for what they have in common.

Check out mine if you have GP5 i have 4 metalcore songs.

if not i'lll put midi's up