Slaytanic1993
Wakka wakka
Join date: Jun 2007
2,620 IQ
#1
Yeah, I finished this just last night, and haven't been able to put it up yet, but this song is one of my favorites. It's mostly influenced by bands (like) Amon Amarth, Tyr, and Carcass. Its also the only time I've used six string B...meh.

Enjoy.
Attachments:
EpicMetal.zip
R.I.P. Charles Michael "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner
B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

Quote by eggsandham2
cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
peter_a
Registered User
Join date: Jun 2008
15 IQ
#2
Sounds like a soundtrack to an old school Nintendo game.
Broadsword
The Wild Rover
Join date: Mar 2006
2,548 IQ
#3
^ You do realize that the file is in MIDI form, right?

Anyways, the crit. I don't know if I'd call it epic metal, that seems to be usually reserved for songs that ***** key usage, timpanis, and ten different types of stringed instruments.
I can definitely see the Carcass influence here, and the whole song had pretty much an old school melodeath feel. There's a lot of cool riffs in here, especially from bars 20-27. I cringed at bar 30, however. It just stuck out too much for me.

Overall this a solid, good song. The drums could use work, but then again you've only had GP for not too long, so I'll give you that. And at times I wasn't sure where the song was going. But still good. By the way, I find that putting the tremolo notes as actual sixteenths or thirty-seconds sounds better than the default tremolo options.
Gulli05
Symphonic Metal Guitarist
Join date: Apr 2008
1,055 IQ
#5
It ain´t epic metal. Epic metal uses strings, timpani, violins, cellos, orchestra, etc. Listen to Epica, Nightwish and Rhapsody of Fire and then you get to know Symphonic Metal / Epic Metal.
Slaytanic1993
Wakka wakka
Join date: Jun 2007
2,620 IQ
#6
Quote by Gulli05
It ain´t epic metal. Epic metal uses strings, timpani, violins, cellos, orchestra, etc. Listen to Epica, Nightwish and Rhapsody of Fire and then you get to know Symphonic Metal / Epic Metal.


I meant epic by the ending, which is undeniably something out of a Folk Metal song. I for one, hate symphonic metal and refer to folk metal (I even have AA and Tyr in my original post) when I say 'epic' about my songs.

Oh, and thank you for your opinion on the song I worked hard on, truly.
R.I.P. Charles Michael "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner
B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

Quote by eggsandham2
cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory