#1
hey there UG, my band just finished the 3 song on our EP Assualt and Flattery. so quick info about the song, its called Quartorzieme and its a Jazzy swingish song aimed more towards the Drinking Anthem stuff... even though the lyrics are more aimed towards the male escorts escorting a young woman to the party. towards the middle/breakdown it gets both Piratey/orc like but in anycase this is yours to listen to, the song is in my profile please rate!

To those who have reviewed my bands stuff before you'll know that I always return the favor, C4C! I keep my word fellas and femallas. Let me know what you think!
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#2
Not what I usually listen to. It's pretty mellow, so some the vocals don't seem to fit to me. Also, they were too distorted, I don't know if that's an effect you were aiming for. That's a cool little melody in the beginning. The vocal melodies remind me of a song, can't put my finger on which song though.

Could you crit mine?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1318237
#3
It's a bit odd. I think you've overused the the harsh vocals - that harsh laugh in the middle of the second verse was cool and fit in, but the hard vocal chorus kind of brings the song down. It's a shame because the singer's got a nice voice. Also, the clean guitar in my left speaker seemed to keep jumping out rather than blending in, like it's fighting with the vocals for the attention of the listener. It kept distracting me from listening to the singer, which seems to be the lead melody.

The breakdown thing at 3:30 is interesting. To me it sounds more like "an evening that starts out well but then something terrible happens and everything goes to hell" rather than a drinking anthem. Not that that's a bad thing, I just don't know if that's the effect you were going for.

It's odd. It sort of leads you in one direction and then punches you in the guts. When you call is "jazzy swinging drinking song" I start thinking lounge, which this song obviously isn't... I dunno, it's more a drunken zombie riot than a drinking anthem.

[edit]To clarify: I'm not saying I don't like it, I kind of do. It's just a very strange song.[/edit]
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Last edited by SoulSkorpion at May 28, 2010,
#4
Quote by SoulSkorpion
It's a bit odd. I think you've overused the the harsh vocals - that harsh laugh in the middle of the second verse was cool and fit in, but the hard vocal chorus kind of brings the song down. It's a shame because the singer's got a nice voice. Also, the clean guitar in my left speaker seemed to keep jumping out rather than blending in, like it's fighting with the vocals for the attention of the listener. It kept distracting me from listening to the singer, which seems to be the lead melody.

The breakdown thing at 3:30 is interesting. To me it sounds more like "an evening that starts out well but then something terrible happens and everything goes to hell" rather than a drinking anthem. Not that that's a bad thing, I just don't know if that's the effect you were going for.

It's odd. It sort of leads you in one direction and then punches you in the guts. When you call is "jazzy swinging drinking song" I start thinking lounge, which this song obviously isn't... I dunno, it's more a drunken zombie riot than a drinking anthem.

[edit]To clarify: I'm not saying I don't like it, I kind of do. It's just a very strange song.[/edit]


ever drink so much you wanna fight or get into a fight? sounds like the perfect drinking song. in anycase thanks to those that crit. i shall return the favor!
My Gear:
epiphone les paul cusom, Limited edition. evo dimarzio pick ups
Parker P-38
epiphone hummingbird
line 6 flextone
crate vtx 120

head full of ideas.
#6
I like the intial riff, nice clean tone. Lead guitar in the beginning is nice. The vocals are decent. I agree that the harsh vocals may have been a bit overdone - I understand it's supposed to be a drinking song but the harsh vocals kinda ruin it. It can still be funny without sounding bad. If it doesn't sound "strong" enough with just the one vocalist singing cleanly in the chorus then have like 3-4 people sing the chorus cleanly, or just layer a few vocal tracks. Having a few people singing (or a few tracks at once) it will give it some power without making it annoying.

It's not a bad song though. I actually like it. The lead guitar playing is excellent and you guys are pretty tight. The pirate bit at the end is pretty funny, nice solo too, it's kinda epic sounding. I'd say do away with the harsh vocals and you've got a really solid song on your hands.

Mind checking out mine? Thanks!
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1318216

PS: I listened to a bit of Stockholm Love. I like it, it's like a doo wop song. Kinda reminds me of Barbed Wire Love by Stiff Little Fingers if you've heard it. Your vocalist is actually pretty decent.