#1
i would like to cover dammit by blink 182 in the band i'm currently in. problem is, the other guitarist and bassist like mainly metal and not pop-punk at all. so, i was wondering on tips on how to give the song a "metal touch" so they'd be willing to play it.

Note: metal to them is like SOAD, Tool, Metallica, Slipknot, Korn, etc.


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Last edited by TasianSensation at Aug 20, 2006,
#2
Well, my only suggestion to them would be using metally techniques. Make up a solo, throw in squeals and scream like a goon.
#4
Scream the lyrics
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nah I agree with these blokes (especially the Aussie one, go Australia)
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#5
Palm muting, heavy distortion, shred solo, growled lyrics (IE less nasal than pop-punk style), double kick drums, harmonised guitars, pick harmonics...all of these and more are techniques that sound "metal", try incorporationg some of them. Even just putting a metal tone on the guitars, using all downpicking, and some palm muting should significantly change the song's sound.
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#6
If you have a whammy bar, go crazy with it. Experiment with everything from feedback to flangers and stuff. Get a heavy palm-muted groove going with the song and incorporate some minor scales if the song fits that.
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#7
My advice: Don't play Dammit. Every band tries to cover Dammit when they first start out and I hate it!!

But seriously...I guess you could try to tune down to Drop C (if your guitar can handle it. The song is in C major) and play the chords with heavy palm-muting in a badass rhythm. Oh, and scream
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#8
They think SOAD, Slipknot and Korn are metal guys I don't think throwing in a solo is an option here

And Yeah I know Mick Thomson is a great guitarist, it just doesn't show in Slipknot that much, so no flaming from Slipknot fans!
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#9
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My advice: Don't play Dammit. Every band tries to cover Dammit when they first start out and I hate it!!

But seriously...I guess you could try to tune down to Drop C (if your guitar can handle it. The song is in C major) and play the chords with heavy palm-muting in a badass rhythm. Oh, and scream



dammit won't be our first song.... we're covering atreyu and SOAD, too.

could you (or someone else) please explain how drop C would help? besides the added heaviness
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#10
It just sounds heavier dude. And my first thought is more distortion. Lots and lots of distortion. Make Cannibal Corpse sound like the wiggles.
#11
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It just sounds heavier dude. And my first thought is more distortion. Lots and lots of distortion. Make Cannibal Corpse sound like the wiggles.


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#12
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the other guitarist and bassist like mainly metal and not pop-punk at all.

good for them