#1
Here's my newest project I've started up - The Predecessors
The music style is basically what I like to hear, which is disjointed, mish-mash of time signatures and a lot of melody.
I'll be putting out a free EP soon, so all these tracks will end up with vocals on.
Hope you all like it!

I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about the recording, guitar tone etc.

- Nathe

THE PREDECESSORS - FACEBOOK
Last edited by HOBGUK at Apr 13, 2012,
#3
Quote by aaron aardvark
HOBGUK,
"Abstract": Playing is pretty tight. It seems to have an Opeth influence. I have mixed feelings on the stutter-step parts: interesting, though a bit jarring. I like most of the drums (I never was a fan of machine-gun bass drum). Song well done for the style. Please review my music at this link:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1529094


Thanks man. Glad you like it! I've replied on your thread
#4
I dig it!

Would be cool with some vocals over it - Are you guys going to be doing them, or are you still looking for a vocalist?
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#5
I'm jealous of your precision, not to mention the abundance of cool riffs, all in one song at that.
#6
Quote by MatrixClaw
I dig it!

Would be cool with some vocals over it - Are you guys going to be doing them, or are you still looking for a vocalist?


Hey pal.

I've got a vocalist in mind who I used to be in a band called Millicent Grove with a few years back.
But I'm open to any offers / recordings!
Your tracks are pretty rad by the way. Has a southern / LoG feel to it.
#7
Quote by ArchDukeOfTops
I'm jealous of your precision, not to mention the abundance of cool riffs, all in one song at that.


haha thanks mate =] I appreciate it! Took me a while to want to put these tracks up just incase I'm the only one who digs the style.
Glad you like it!
You got any tracks I could check out?
#8
Quote by HOBGUK
haha thanks mate =] I appreciate it! Took me a while to want to put these tracks up just incase I'm the only one who digs the style.
Glad you like it!
You got any tracks I could check out?


I just started recording again, and I have a song I just got done with. I'm debating whether or not to post it, I'm my own worst critic.

Kind of funny, I wanted to record some old school thrash type stuff, more along the lines of Slayer, but everything I make sounds like Ride the Lightening era Metallica. I guess if you listen to something for decades its kind of hard to shake.
#9
Cool stuff man! ****ing HEAVY guitar tone, that's always a plus.

I'm a massive fan of cross rhythm and composite time signatures, and I really love how you've digitally altered the rhythm in places with that glitching effect. Really cool!

A friend and I were actually just talking about this kind of stuff, so I linked him to your page too and he was pretty blown away too

Check out my similar, but ultimately less awesome music!
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1531979
#10
Quote by le screamist
Cool stuff man! ****ing HEAVY guitar tone, that's always a plus.

I'm a massive fan of cross rhythm and composite time signatures, and I really love how you've digitally altered the rhythm in places with that glitching effect. Really cool!

A friend and I were actually just talking about this kind of stuff, so I linked him to your page too and he was pretty blown away too

Check out my similar, but ultimately less awesome music!
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1531979


Thanks loads pal! Yeah I'm proud of that tone =]
It carries the low notes well enough not to lose clarity.

I've just replied on your thread!
#11
Whenever I hear instrumental music I always wonder if vocals are going to be put in, but this is actually pretty awesome just as is. I love the riffs, and I really dig the .. I'm not sure what to refer to it as, but the edits where it sounds like the song is skipping, or clipping in and out. All technical terms have left my mind apparently. But keep it up, man! I dig it.


https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1476976

That's mine if you wanna check it out.
#12
Quote by Maggot66
Whenever I hear instrumental music I always wonder if vocals are going to be put in, but this is actually pretty awesome just as is. I love the riffs, and I really dig the .. I'm not sure what to refer to it as, but the edits where it sounds like the song is skipping, or clipping in and out. All technical terms have left my mind apparently. But keep it up, man! I dig it.


https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1476976

That's mine if you wanna check it out.


Thanks pal. Just replied on your thread!
#13
abstract: cool song, its nice and heavy. it just needs some vocals and your set. if i had to recommend an improvement, it would be to add more variety and harmony between the instruments, since they all kinda just follow the drums. i know this style is supposed to be rhythm based but its just my 2 cents

check out my song?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1533260
#14
Quote by drunken ninja
abstract: cool song, its nice and heavy. it just needs some vocals and your set. if i had to recommend an improvement, it would be to add more variety and harmony between the instruments, since they all kinda just follow the drums. i know this style is supposed to be rhythm based but its just my 2 cents

check out my song?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1533260


Thanks for the comments pal.
I've just replied to your thread!
#15
Good stuff man. Regardless of the lack of melody I was interested the whole time. Certain parts reminded me a lot of Car Bomb. Not sure if you've heard of them. Solid composition though. Well thought out and put together. Wasn't a big fan of the cymbals sound you used. It kinda took away from everything that was going on. They kinda covered the good stuff up. 3:05 was probably my fav part. The music could probably hold it's own with a just a drummer in a live setting.

Here's one for you...
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1531703
#16
I really liked Abstract, a pretty gripping song you've got. I loved the chronic vibe you've got going and the time mashups are really cool. The lagging effect is cool and absolutely loved the guitar at about 1.10 onwards. I loved the break around the 3rd minute, very engaging!

A really good song, something different for a change, very refreshing!

I really enjoyed your other songs, Darkwater river had a really cool riff and good rhythm. The same can be said to iilluminate! good stuff!

Could you please crit mine back? - https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1534129
#18
Hey, I really like it! the only possible improvement I could think of would be to have a vocalist, but you're already working on that, so good job dude!
#20
Had a listen to Waves, and I got mixed feelings. There were some cool moments for sure, quite enjoyed the rhythm in the intro, but like, I didn't really like the random shred at 0:25 for example. The more melodic/chordal sections pretty good as well, I'm sure these parts would sound great with some vocals. But then like the section starting at about 2:22 was a bit boring, wasn't really a fan of the rhythms. I felt like this is when the song started to lose some steam. At like 3:12 I felt like it was picking up again and the melodic section afterwards was real nice, although I felt it could do with a bit more variation as it begins to drag out, the outro was great though.

Tight playing as well, and the production was fairly good, didn't really like the drums but I quite liked the guitar tone, especially on those chugs, nice one.

c4c? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1531256
#21
Quote by Seb1uk
Had a listen to Waves, and I got mixed feelings. There were some cool moments for sure, quite enjoyed the rhythm in the intro, but like, I didn't really like the random shred at 0:25 for example. The more melodic/chordal sections pretty good as well, I'm sure these parts would sound great with some vocals. But then like the section starting at about 2:22 was a bit boring, wasn't really a fan of the rhythms. I felt like this is when the song started to lose some steam. At like 3:12 I felt like it was picking up again and the melodic section afterwards was real nice, although I felt it could do with a bit more variation as it begins to drag out, the outro was great though.

Tight playing as well, and the production was fairly good, didn't really like the drums but I quite liked the guitar tone, especially on those chugs, nice one.

c4c? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1531256


Appreciate the comments pal. just replied on your thread
#23
This isn't really my cup of tea, but ure tight gotta give u that, It sounds like Dillinger Escape Plan meets Periphery and theres no shortage of riffs. My one gripe is that at times the kickdrum sounds like cardboard, but ure guitar tones are immaculate for the most part, except the rhythm cud use slightly more mids

c4c ? http://soundcloud.com/clockwork-convulations/destroy-to-assimilate-almost
#24
I did not expect what I heard at all. I listened to the Abstract. The guitar playing is tight and heavy, and the riffs are awesome. I enjoyed the glitchy parts as well. The only part of the song that fell short for me was the drums. They just didn't hold up to the rest of the song, quality wise.

Overall, I enjoyed it. I even liked your Facebook page.

C4C: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1537720
Last edited by KJHall at May 6, 2012,