#1
what features does a song need to make it so people mosh to it?

i'm trying to songwrite for metal and i'm really getting stuck
Last edited by arpreshio at Nov 30, 2008,
#3
u mean mosh?

Anyway, listen to Black Label by Lamb of God and look at one of their live vids... u will then understand... Not to mention, but also definitely Slayer songs (most of them r rlly great headbanging songs). Another song by Lamb of God would be Redneck. There r many others, just look around and analyze.

Just make sure u have some good thrash parts (kinda like Slayer). Basically, just u urself headbang, and write a riff to ur headbanging.
#4
mash....
hehehe
mashed potatoes.....

no but seriously, if you can head bang to it, or even tap your head to it, its mosh-able.
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#5
if its got any sort of groove or is fast it can be moshed too. It starts getting hard with weird time signatures and that but even then I have seen myself in the pit moshing to that sort of **** also lol
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#6
Yeah I was thinking of that old dance they used to do called mashed potatoes

Moshing you just have to have a good strong rhythm that is good catchy and infectious while also rocky and hard edged so people want to jump up and down.
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#7
It's the drums and rhythm. Galloping rhythm is good. And I'm sure if you can get a good rhythm you can come up with the notes for the riff.
#9
A horse running....or try Slayer's Raining Blood, Iron Maiden's Run to the Hills.
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#11
No, one eight note and two sixtenth notes after eachother should fit in a beat.
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