Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Music > Recording > Tabs & Chords
User Name  

Old 04-16-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
Absolute Imperfection
DiminishedFifth's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
A Vicious Circle (GP4/5/MIDI) C4C (Djent/Prog Metal/Jazz)

Hey T&C! It's been awhile (I say every time I come back ) but here I have another piece. Possibly my best. Definitely my most melodic. Be as harsh as you like, as long as you enjoy it you'll be helping me!

I know that seems like a lot of genres... but it really isn't. You'll understand when you get into the Matrix. Or not. It's up to you.

Anyways, same notes apply as always:

Headphones preferred, MIDI only/no RSE


C4C of course.
Attached Files
File Type: zip A Vicious Circle (Version One).zip (38.3 KB, 545 views)

Originally Posted by juckfush
^ Your avatar has never been so uncomfortably suitable for your post content.

DiminishedFifth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
UG's Nu/Shyguy
RedDeath9's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Amazing shit. I'm sort of studying right now, I'll give an in-depth critique later (though I don't think it'll be criticism as much as it is acclaim).

This creature sleeps beyond the flow of time
RedDeath9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
Life Is Brutal
Master of Modulation
Life Is Brutal's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Omnivium

a;lsdkcnoewoqpwodimf,lzdlkfncdiaoaeimcslksdfjazzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
|GP5 Compositions|
V Classical and Jazz centric Tech Death V
Life Is Brutal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
Erra93's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Would love to hear this recorded, I'm not into a lot of jazzy stuff, but this - I'm really enjoying it!
(melodic hardcore - Stardust [single] out now!)
Erra93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
Oracle of the Absurd
JazzDeath's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
I like the intro but I'm not really a fan of the drums, because I'm not really sure why they are there... (measure 9 to 17)

The riffs have an unusual type of atmosphere, I like the fact that it has a unique sound to it, but again, I guess it comes from the fact I'm a drummer, a few subtle things in the drumming bother me, like the places you put accentuations and dynamics doesn't properly emphasize the rhythmic or a steady pulse... just something that bothers me in some parts.

The drumming with the hi-hat when the reprise starts, for example, has a nice groove to it, repetition and accents that really improve the music behind it, which is probably my favorite part of the song on guitar also (Reprise to 129, end of Faster Verse.) Great buildup, and the faster verse is an epic riff, love stuff like that.

Overall I like some of the ideas in here, there's a few things overall when it comes to harmonization that's a bit weird for me, like clashing with your pad/keys with the melodies on top, but overall it's an enjoyable piece to listen to.
JazzDeath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 02:06 AM   #6
Registered User
ngSyn's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
That was an outstanding song. The last chord was a little weird to end on, but it seemed to fit with the general sound of the song. I really enjoyed the chord progression throughout the song, it gave it a sort of mysterious atmosphere that I really enjoyed.

I assume your bassist is using a pick? There were an awful lot of chords and dead notes going on in the bass. The chords in the intro sounded pretty cool, but I wasn't really a fan of all the dead notes the bass is doing during the chorus. I'd like to see a little more separation from the guitar part there, but thats just me.

Its a really cool song. Your description fit it well. And it sounded great.
League of Legends - Shieldelf

Originally Posted by behind_you
vic are you drunk

Originally Posted by R. Shackleford.
Glad to see the sex king getting some action I think it might be time for me to pull him out again tonight and take him for a spin around the rift.

Originally Posted by Spoony_Bard
We can't wait for you to pull it out Chuche.
ngSyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
Life Is Brutal
Master of Modulation
Life Is Brutal's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Omnivium

Dem stacked fifth bass chords.

Really liking the chromatic lead. The harmonized guitars at 25 are extremely strange sounding, but awesome and I see what you're going for with it.

Dat bass at 33, and dat real transposition in the guitar.

Verse 1 is awesome, and leads into the modulations really well.

Pre-Chorus Groove is tight as fuck, and I really like the bright contrast of the chorus.

83 is awesome, same for reprise. I like how you have the bass outline minor 7th chords, I like to use that voicing too.


Faster Verse is great, awesome chord choices here.

I'm not really questioning this here, but I feel that the solo could have been written a bit better.

Second Reprise is great, and I really like the theme that keeps being reiterated.

Mysterious Random Ending made me laugh when I read it.

Anyway, awesome song.

Care to crit my newest piece? Title is Desire, should be on the first page here. Its actually got quite a bit in common with this piece. XD
|GP5 Compositions|
V Classical and Jazz centric Tech Death V
Life Is Brutal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #8
Multi Genre Influenced
bassburton's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durango, Dgo, Mexico
I cannot elucidate how much I like this. I love the moodiness. And it's good to see Add9 chords in there. They're some of my favorites. I know it sounds like I'm just gushing you... But I can't properly talk about how well this piece is constructed. From the intro's Add9 Chords to the latin flavoured solo and the Chromatic melody over the Djent groove. I love how you have arranged this.

Regards and Kudos,
The clock strikes midnight
When tomorrow and today collide
The moon is at its highest
And the twilight seems fitting
For in these moments
The light at the end of the world
Shines like a thousand suns....

Victor Gutierrez
bassburton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 11:24 PM   #9
MousseMoose's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Ohhh my goodness that was amazing! I would defs put this on my iPod! I really love the prechorus groove. And the chord changes are my favorite part about this song. They sounds soo good!
MousseMoose is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:44 AM.

Forum Archives / About / TOS / Advertise with us / Customer Support / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2015
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.