#1
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Hey guys, recently I wrote a new song for my band the (first one up on the myspace) by just recording the 3 guitar parts and adding drums on the computer. This is a really, really, rough draft and I'm not really worried about the production at this point just the actual song elements. If you could leave me some comments about the riffs/arrangement/solo I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
#2
Not a big fan of the drum beat for what I assume is the verse (0:25-0:49). You have a straight 4/4 feel on the drums against an obvious 12/8 in the guitars and you lose the power of the riff that way. The riffs are pretty cool but fairly ordinary for this type of metal. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing.

The composed lead was pretty cool but I think these kinds of riffs call out for more of a reckless abandon style of lead guitar, just blast out some speed runs. The overly controlled element doesn't really sound right there.
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#3
to much bass drum but i definatly love the solo
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#4
Quote by ebon00
Not a big fan of the drum beat for what I assume is the verse (0:25-0:49). You have a straight 4/4 feel on the drums against an obvious 12/8 in the guitars and you lose the power of the riff that way. The riffs are pretty cool but fairly ordinary for this type of metal. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing.

The composed lead was pretty cool but I think these kinds of riffs call out for more of a reckless abandon style of lead guitar, just blast out some speed runs. The overly controlled element doesn't really sound right there.


thanks for the comments, I'm not really a drummer so I think the drums will be completely revamped sooner or later by my actual drummer. Care to elaborate on the bolded part?
#5
I liked the harmonized riffs, they worked really well. It sounded like a mix between old school metal and modern stuff. Solo was really cool too, but I would've loved to hear another part to it with a more improvised feel. With some good vocals this would make a kick ass song.

If you don't mind, I'd appreciate a few words on my song too: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1236297
Last edited by Jangster at Nov 26, 2009,
#7
Quote by KeytotheGate
thanks for the comments, I'm not really a drummer so I think the drums will be completely revamped sooner or later by my actual drummer. Care to elaborate on the bolded part?


Well, doesn't really matter if you're a drummer or not, just match the beat of the drums to the rhythm of the guitars. If your riffs have a triplet feel then your drums should have a triplet feel as well or just go for straight quarters, the straight eights against a triplet feel is very odd.

The riffs have a fast feel to them so i think the solo should have a least a couple of fast phrases. When I hear the rest of the song I expect a ripping lead to show up.
"If money is the root of all evil, I'd like to be a bad, bad man."

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#8
I think this is pretty cool, takes me back years, listening to this kinda stuff, haha. Every riff has something to commend it, which is always good. I especially like the harmonised section just before the solo, there's a lot of feel to that. The solo itself is well composed, although I felt like the harmonisation was a little too much at times. It's something better used as a once or twice-off 'effect.' When you use it the whole way through it loses its impact, and after all, it's not like it can be done live!

Still, this a cool song, and I've enjoyed it - I listened through a few times, so good work!

If you don't mind checking mine out, I'd love to get some crit on it! At the Mercy of the Cruel Sun
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#10
Sounds like DKFH. Split the kick and snare+toms away from the rest of the mix and EQ/compress them separately. Also tone back the ambient mic volumes and cut the kick/snare out of them. DKFH defaults are very icky. They make the track sound like a very lazy apprentice just threw a few mics on the kit. The rest sounds fine, just needs to brighten up a touch.

I like the overall feel of being melodic without being fruity. The harmony on the lead is nice.
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