#1
Right now, I'm sitting on a cache of tens, maybe a hundred complete songs, most of which don't have lyrics. The only thing stopping me from recording and releasing them is that I can't scream (or sing, really), but that's changing.
Anyway, I thought I'd post one of these things. I just finished the first draft yesterday, and ended up with a sort of Finnish melodeath track. None of those Gothenburg riffs, just massive piles of melody and keys.
Attachments:
Eye To Eye.zip
#2
I just want to say that I listened to like 70% of it and I think it's fucking great. I'll review this one later for shure.
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#3
A bit cheesier than I normally like my Melodeath (this definitely feels like power metal at times,) but you certainly have created an epic feeling bit of music here.
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#4
Definitely got that medieval feeling; really powerful song, though I would have liked a guitar solo or some harmonies, but then again, it wouldn't be your song lol
#5
Ometh: Coming from you, that's impressive. Thanks!
ChemicalFire: Damning with faint praise? It's okay, I had it coming.
VictorG: Funny, I purposely went for a more modern sound with this one. You don't want to see me go full medieval, in that case
#6
I was saying it's good for what it is, it's just not the kind of Melodeath I tend to like :P
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...It's the last place I was seen before I lost myself



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#7
Metal isn't really my thing, but this was great. There's so much room for expanding on what you already have, like choir / bass fills / harp / quartet / guitar solos, I think if you really filled up the song it would be incredible. I didn't really like the chorus because it all kind of built up to it and it wasn't very exciting compared to the cadence at 109, for instance. I think you could make a killer chorus by modifying 113 to 120.

The acoustic break is very well placed, and though I'm not very much a solo guy, I think an acoustic solo ala Kharon by Chelsea Grin would go very well there (but obviously a bit more uplifting).

Overall 7/10, you're really good. Is this your solo work?
#8
Thanks! I write by myself.
Lines like the part at 109 (and the like) is to keep the parts between the choruses interesting, while the chorus itself has a more complete melody. The kind of thing that a listener (or audience member) can sing (or who-o-oa) along with. It's hooks versus melodies; one is to get your attention, the other is the meat and potatoes of the song.
And yeah, an acoustic solo could help, if done correctly.