#1
Hey guys, moved house so I haven't posted a song in a while.
Here's my band's latest song I produced, please take a listen and enjoy!

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=762150&content=songinfo&songID=8145790

It has groove, some melody, and thrashy parts, so enough to appease most metal tastes!

We are currently searching for a vocalist, so at the moment it's just instrumental, but please listen with vocals in mind!

- Matt
#2
nice job! thats pretty sick!
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#3
wow amazing!
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#4
much better then I was anticipating

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#5
OMG, your my new hero.

That was so freaken mind blowing I dont know where to start. I like metal, but I think that brings metal to a new level of awesome. That super low growl is just crazy, I've been trying to do that for years now, still havent figured it out, prolly cause I have a 6 stringer.

But the recording quality sounds incredibly professional, this is a song I can imagian becoming very famous. If yall are comeing out with an album, can you PM me with detalils of where I can get it?

Now you've made me want a 7 stringer for my next guitar. lol If you dont mind me asking, what kind of guitar did you use?
#6
wow that's pretty awesome, i love the thrashy bit at the end. The quality is really good.
#7
Wow thanks for the awesome feedback guys!

ethan_hanus - thanks bro! I'm a metal producer so I get to tweak a lot hehe, I can certainly help you out with your tone if you're struggling.

I mean, technically you don't NEED a 7 string to get that growl, I just happen to use one because I like the extended range. I always use all 7 strings in all my songs so i'd be lost without it!

You could always get a big gauge set of strings and just tune real low. Drop B is a nice comfortable zone for 6 strings I find. I'm usually in Bb standard with my 7s, but this is in drop Ab, so it's got that extra extra low end whomp!

In terms of an 'album', that's a long way off yet, but definitely within the next year I would say. If you want to hear my old stuff from before I had a band, you can get it by going to http://www.darkadianstudios.com/nmrih.rar
#8
That would be wonderful if you could give me some pointers on tone. I've been playing in Drop A# and C standard lately, but I tuned back to standard because my lead was suffering from the low tuning. But my recording gear is kinda crappy, so I have lots of problems with keeping my low end while recording.

I'll check out your old stuff, but when you come out with a finished album let me know, I'll buy it for sure.
#9
That was much better than I was expecting, both in structure and recording quality. And that tone is simply amazing. What kind of gear are you using?
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#11
Thanks dudes, glad this is going down well!

Quote by ethan_hanus
That would be wonderful if you could give me some pointers on tone. I've been playing in Drop A# and C standard lately, but I tuned back to standard because my lead was suffering from the low tuning. But my recording gear is kinda crappy, so I have lots of problems with keeping my low end while recording.

I'll check out your old stuff, but when you come out with a finished album let me know, I'll buy it for sure.


What gear do you have man? To record, I mean.

Low tunings can be very clear, you just have to know your mix and use the other instruments around it to compensate. I'll be able to help more if I know what you've got!
#12
Dude that is good stuff! anyway of getting a copy of some of them songs so i can blast them through a good sterio?
#13
One of the best recordings I've heard on this website. Very professional sound quality and arrangements. If this was on a record, I would buy it. lol

Keep up the great work and I look forward to hearing more material from ya'll.
#14
Amazing.
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#15
Quote by Mattayus
Thanks dudes, glad this is going down well!


What gear do you have man? To record, I mean.

Low tunings can be very clear, you just have to know your mix and use the other instruments around it to compensate. I'll be able to help more if I know what you've got!



I sent you a PM with alot of questions and I outlined my gear for you.
#16
cheesus that was great, i hope you guys get out there and blow the crowds **** right out the ****ing door!


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#17
That sounds fantastic!

I'm open to any advice you may have for us on mixing metal music
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#18
Thanks for the kind words dudes, I'm very glad to know it's going down well!

ethan_hanus - I've responded to your PM bro, thanks!

FlightofIcarus - Ok, tips...

My number one rule for tracking guitars - You NEVER need as much gain as you do when you're jamming in your room. Turn that sh*t DOWN! Don't forget, you're putting layer upon layer of guitars over one-another. The gain builds up, big time, and can end up sounding mushy and undefined.

Roll back the gain as much as you dare. I mean, obviously you need enough in order for your playing to function properly i.e. for squeals to be prominent and for your tone to have enough "bite", but it doesn't need to be anywhere near as saturated as it does when you're jamming. I track my rhythm parts 4 times, 2 left, 2 right, so if i were to use masses of gain on each one you'd just get fuzz and not much else.

Rule number 2 - You ALWAYS need more mids than you think. Live? No problem, scoop til your hearts content. But when tracking, the second you start adding bass, kick drums, over heads - your guitars are just going to disappear right into the background and nobody's gonna hear a damn thing. I know we all love the scooped mid metal shiznit, but when tracking it's imperative that your tone breathes life and pops out. It will still sound aggressive, because of the nature of the instrument, so in the studio you don't need to scoop to get aggression.

My final tip, for now - When mixing guitars, choose different tones for either side of the stereo spread that compliment one another. If all 4 (or 2, or however many) guitar tracks have the exact same tone you will lose all dynamics, and get a sense of a very small stereo spread. It's odd how the mind works but having veeerry slightly different tones either side causes a very wide feeling to occur for the listener, and you really get the illusion of two guitar performances rather than one big mushy one.

Some examples of the differences you can cause -

Use different amps. e.g. Mesa in the left, 5150 in the right.

Use different mic positions - off axis in the left, on axis in the right (a favourite of mine).

Use different EQ settings - scooped one side, bright and full on the other.

Different Tubescreamer settings - or maybe even dont have a tubescreamer one side, and then put it on another.

I hope that helps for now!
Last edited by Mattayus at Oct 3, 2009,
#19
wow great tips thanks so much! i've been struggling with how to record low tuned guitars and get that nice mid rangy thick sound and it makes sense about turning the gain down great song too this is def one of the best i've heard on here!
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#20
I must say, not something I expected in the Original Recordings of Ultimate Guitar. This song is incredible, the recording quality is fantastic. So often on internet forums I see wannabe musicians post up their metal music, and almost always it is TERRIBLE. Not referring the UG in particular, I am on a lot of forums. Anyways, this is great stuff, if you know a good vocalist who can add vocals and not ruin the song, then you ought to give it vocals. If you don't know an exceptional vocalist then don't even risk compromising the song as it is.

PS: I don't usually log in when I come on this site and my comp has a problem keeping me logged into sites. But I logged in just to post a comment on this, that's how great I thought it was =)
Last edited by Riffdex at Oct 6, 2009,
#21
This song is good. Actually it's pretty darn great. Just would have loved a higher tempo part somewhere.

This is just too good.

(If you wanna leave a comment https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1212097)
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#23
Thanks for the kind words guys

Quote by Riffdex
Anyways, this is great stuff, if you know a good vocalist who can add vocals and not ruin the song, then you ought to give it vocals. If you don't know an exceptional vocalist then don't even risk compromising the song as it is.


Yeah man, those of you asking about vocals - this song is not meant to be instrumental, we just don't have a vocalist yet! So whoever can do this song justice is joining the band pretty much :lol:
#25
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....Just would have loved a higher tempo part somewhere.


..Did you listen all the way to the end dude? After the solo it goes up to a 200bpm thrash part

I'll check out your song man
#26
Wow, that was real good bro, awesome quality and groovy as f**k.

Bookmarked so I can listen again at some point