#1
hey ive just started a metal band, and wanted to know how is the best way to start off with??,, the drummer always suggests that we should'nt do covers at all and only do our own songs, seen as we are only 14 i say we should start off by doing covers, as i find it very hard to come up with a song and actualy writing the lyrics. or have you got any tips on writing a song, everything that i come up with sounds really cheasy, i was wandering how did you all start a metal band, my inspiration mostly is pantera to silverchair to killswitch engage, to sytem of a down
#2
just jam at first.....

at first write songs together ... get your other guitarist involved in the song writing process.... bounce ideas off one and other
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#3
If one of you isn't happy doing covers, and neither of you can write songs, then don't be in a band.
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#4
Starting a metal band is always a bad idea. Disband now.
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#5
just play a lot of open notes and bring the br00talz!
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#9
Use more vowels.

It helped me.
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#10
for two of those bands that you like, they tune down to Drop C ( C G C F A D ). That might add a little heaviness to your sound. Other than that, good luck?
#11
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If one of you isn't happy doing covers, and neither of you can write songs, then don't be in a band.



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#15
make a blackened progressive deathgrind band with subtle latin and jazz fusion influences
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#19
learn covers anyway, my first band was the same way - "I don't want to play covers" - but once we did, all of us got WAY better at our instruments and thus a better, tighter, band.

Just because you know covers doesn't mean you have to always play them live. But it will expand your set list and give you something to fall back in in case of an encore
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#20
Just jam and have some fun. If something good comes out then remember it and build on it. If you write i riff jam on it at practice and see if anyone else has some ideas to make it progress into a song
#21
I disagree with playing covers, In past band experiences when we would play a cover it would make us fall into holes of useing they bands we covered parts in our songs, My last band which was fairly successful never played covers at all, we would just jam but we were all very skilled at our instruments by then, so being 14 mabe doing some cover wouldnt hurt but Id recommend to do alot of jamming and try expanding on the covers
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