#1
hey can anyone give me some tips for writing metalcore riffs? my band is recording a full length and if u guys give me any idea u will be thanked and acknowledge in the cd
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#2
just play ascending d-scale notes until the turnaround, which is where you descend.

and your breakdowns can't be half-time.

~i forgot to mention to palm mute the low d before every note.

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#3
yeah palm mute the low D after every note, unless its a very fast run.
Using chromatic runs over different chord sequences sounds very metal if executed possibly.
Dont overuse pinch harmonics.
Instead of keeping the breakdowns ver heavy and mainly open strings, try throwing in a clean one to mix things up.
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yeah palm mute the low D after every note, unless its a very fast run.
Using chromatic runs over different chord sequences sounds very metal if executed possibly.
Dont overuse pinch harmonics.
Instead of keeping the breakdowns ver heavy and mainly open strings, try throwing in a clean one to mix things up.

this man wins the thread. mix up the breakdowns for sure. I can't stand it when they all sound the same. (I'm sure I'm not the only one too.)
#6
Bending the low E string within the first five frets sounds good. It can be kind of hard to do, but it sounds sinister. Odd meter riffs are also good sometimes to keep things interesting