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We're from the Portland Metro Area, check us out if you are a fan of:
  • All That Remains
  • A Day To Remember
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Like Moths to Flames
  • Atreyu
  • As I Lay Dying


You can listen to our debut album in its entirety here :


If you like what you hear, here's some links to our social media!
(Twitter)https://twitter.com/SSDMusic
(Facebook)https://www.facebook.com/SimonSaysDie
(Youtube)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcoMLcpcSyuRR6SXf6mBMfA

Thanks for checking us out!
been a few days, bumping for some feedback
Just give me your honest impression of this song im working on. As it is right now, it's really just some riffs thrown together. So help me weed the good out from the bad!
Quote by theogonia777
typical shitty metalcore "tough guy" response

Eh... not really. My point was people who don't have to say something to someone IRL feel alot more empowered to act like a child


Quote by theogonia777

but i didn't ask you to review what i do

you did


Right, and if you aren't into 'metals', then why are you still in this thread? Im asking someone in the community who likes metal to help me out, if you don't fit the profile then I'm not sure why you're still posting. Its childish
Quote by theogonia777
you can't ask to have your band reviewed

especially a well though review

if you don't post a link to your music

what am i supposed to review

how silly your band name is

EDIT:

that cover was legitimately disgusting

like i cannot tell you how sincerely offended i am by it

like i vehemently detest "metals" (ie shitty metalcore) covers in general

but that is just taking it too far

like seriously

and honestly you are bad


Well, you're entitled to your opinion, and I'm not really all that offended. Plus, I know how easy it is to talk down other peoples stuff when you're behind internet anonymity

Edit: But seriously, if you don't the genre that's fine because every band has their demographic. But posting your hate on something you don't like is pointless and just makes you look like an elitist. I'm not going on your profile to talk about how much i dislike what you do.
Yeah man... and honestly we're not bad. If you have like 5 minutes, and you want to hear a cool cover, check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz0Eja0MGaI
Hey guys, I'm in a metal band called Simon Says Die, from the Portland, OR area of the US. We released our full length album, 'Fallacy' a few months ago, and I'm hoping to find someone who will write a very well thought out, unbiased review about it and submit it to UG.

If you are interested, contact me via email at joshplaysbass@yahoo.com

Thanks for reading!
Hey guys, I'm in a metal band called Simon Says Die, from the Portland, OR area of the US. We released our full length album, 'Fallacy' a few months ago, and I'm hoping to find someone who will write a very well thought out, unbiased review about it and submit it to UG.

If you are interested, contact me via email at joshplaysbass@yahoo.com

Thanks for reading!
hey guys, I'm in a band called Simon Says Die from the Portland, OR area of the US. We released our full length album, 'Fallacy' a few months ago, and I'm hoping to find someone who will write a very well thought out, unbiased review about it and submit it to UG.

If you are interested, contact me via email at joshplaysbass@yahoo.com

Thanks for reading!
On the second post, the use of 'nightmare' is kind of an odd sort of imagery, at least when i think about it. What if instead of 'Where from this nightmare I can wake' you sang 'A dream from which I always wake'. That would convey a hopeless feeling, which is very much what your state of mind would be if you always had the same dream about being with the person you love but then you wake up feeling alone. That's just my thought! I spent a fair bit brainstorming more parts, but I've always found rhyme schemes difficult for me because often what I come up with is forced.

Can I get a critique?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1610325
Such a carnal song, I love it though. I'd really love to see this built upon and put with some good music. Maybe a more industrial sound, not really sure.

Can I get a critique?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1610325
Honestly, I like it. It's a simple piece, but it kind of talks about something that alot of people could relate to

Can i get a critique?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1610325
I agree, it is a tad cliche, but I think that especially with a more pop-oriented sound behind the singing that it would sound great. Maybe in a more angsty tone?

Let me know what you think of my lyrics:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1610325
Would love some feedback on the lyrics I've written for my band's new song. The flow is going to be hard to get, mostly because we have screams in our songs along with clean vocals, so feel free to critique on just the lyrical content/word usage/etc.

Far From You

This is my tragedy
Life taken in a single breath
It's such a calamity
Whispered worded buried six feet in the ground

To never see you again is a fate
That no one can comprehend
My mistakes tear away at my sanity
But it's too late to take them all back

I buried a part of myself that day
That i was forced to say farewell
A piece of my soul that's turned black as coal
How will I ever find release

When I raise my head
To gaze at where you use to be
I remember that like long ago, I'm all alone
And nothing can set me free

Nine months of conception
Has birthed a downtrodden state of mind
Wrestling demons that laugh at my struggles
To rise above my plight

I've fallen
The warmth of your love is just a memory
So far from you
Your warmth torn away without a reason

I've fallen
Trying to rebuild a sense of serenity
A deer in headlights has shaped my vision
I've lost my way without your glow

I haven't lost sight
Your dreams of what I can be
I'll give everything inside
Through love I can find
The path you've laid out before me

Somewhere inside the mind of a broken man
There lies a fight
But without your sight
A step towards right can feel so wrong

I've fallen
So far from you
But everyday is a way
I can show you

I've fallen
Eight words
You'll find
I'll love you til the day I day

You're bringing me down
Feelings for you still linger
In my dreams
It seems
That moving on gives you no meaning

You're bringing me down
I won't forget the gleaming
In your eyes as you cried
And said goodbye to me as I was sleeping
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How much will you pay?


How much will I pay an amateur online review writer?

lawl
Hey guys,

My band is looking for a writer with some good reviews(fair, balanced, informative) under their belt to listen to our unreleased 6 song EP! If you can help, please send me a PM.
Hey guys,

My band is looking for a writer with some good reviews(fair, balanced, informative) under their belt to listen to our unreleased 6 song EP! If you can help, please send me a PM. If this is the wrong forum to ask this, I apologize!
That's odd I can still access the auction...

Its a Sennheiser EW100 G2
Hey guys I posted this in the gear forum but no help so far so I'm branching out a bit

I found this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sennheiser-...=item3a7a1ad878

I'm shopping for a good wireless system, and this seems legit. In the description it states that it's microphone AND instrument, but when I did a google search and looked around, it isn't described anywhere else as being a guitar system. Can anyone help me out here? I don't want to spend the money just to find out I can't use it.
I found this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sennheiser-eW100-G2-wireless-system-/251156682872?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a7a1ad878

I'm shopping for a good wireless system, and this seems legit. In the description it states that it's microphone AND instrument, but when I did a google search and looked around, it isn't described anywhere else as being a guitar system. Can anyone help me out here? I don't want to spend the money just to find out I can't use it.
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Yes, but if this policy is enforced, drug addicts who do not want to quit for whatever reason, or for whom the rehab method is unsuccessful for, it is possibly a death sentence in some instances. That does sound hyperbolic, but I believe it to be a legitimate contention.


In rehab they give you the tools to kick an addiction, they cannot literally cure you because there is no such thing. But they give you meds to curb withdrawal, and through counseling teach you how to stay clean once you are outside. If people refuse to stay off, I hate to say but that is their own fault, and still shouldn't be eligible for government money to fuel their habits. Am I saying that I dont wish there was an alternative way? No, I absolutely do wish that there was another way to help them. But if you try, and then they don't have the strength to pick themselves up, there is nothing left to say
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If you stand for stopping the welfare of drug addicts, then where do you draw the line in which behaviors to ban from receiving welfare? Sex addicts? Shut-ins? Anarchists? Gun-owners? Gang-members?


Not against the law to have sex, be antisocial, hate order and government, own a gun(unless you fail to have the proper licenses), or be a part of a 'gang'(gang is a pretty loose term, since any kind of organize club could be called one).
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Not quite. I know 'cold turkey' heroin withdrawal has killed people, So it could be argued quite legitimately that continued supplies of heroin or heroin substitutes are in fact needs.


I'm in agreement, they shouldn't have to. However, I've not seen a workable solution that would address the problem effectively, whilst being safe, ethical, and cost effective. (we are trying to save taxpayer money, right?)


In rehab they use heavily regulated medications to help curb the effects of withdrawal, keeping the patients physically healthy and eliminating the chance of harm from withdrawal.
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I don't believe I claimed otherwise. You were, if I recall correctly, calling to attention the strength of the word 'need', presumably (correct me if I'm wrong) in contrast to wants.

However, there would be logistical problems with forcing all drug addicts into treatment programs, and also ethical concerns. One must question the efficacy of compulsory treatment, especially with regards to cessation of an addiction.


I suppose my point in that statement was that you can't equate chemical dependency to 'needing' something. Chemical dependency tricks your brain into thinking you need something, but you will not literally be unable to survive without it. If I'm on a hallucinatory substance, and it makes me see a leprechaun, does the leprechaun exist? No, it's the drugs effect on my mind making me believe it does. Although I know the example is lame, you get my point.

Although I do agree with the logistical problems, the fact of the matter is no one is forced. Taxpayers shouldn't have to fund drug addictions, and if you won't take the initiative to enter a program that will help you improve your health, you need to find another way to live.
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Yet is entirely appropriate in some cases of drug addiction.

'cold turkey' withdrawal from some drugs can be fatal.


If only there were facilities that would house you, care for you, and help you kick your addiction through a combination of medications and behavioral therapy, all without charge. Oh wait, there are many of them.
Quote by purplexing
That's not the argument. The argument being that drugs are a need for people who are truly addicted to them, then you state that they could just go to rehab. A simple solution to a complicated problem never works. The argument isn't should people go to rehab, but if people are addicted to something, rehab not being a foolproof cure, need drugs to survive.


So your argument is that we should just let welfare money fuel their addictions instead of forcing them to make the decisions necessary to clean up their life? That's a somewhat weak statement. Also, need is a pretty strong word.
Quote by purplexing
everyone knows that rehab is 100% effective


I've heard taking no steps and continuing to stay on drugs is an even more effective way of kicking the addiction.
Quote by Eastwinn
If they're truly addicted to a drug, that is a need.


There are about 2000 free rehab programs in the U.S.
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That sounds interesting anyway. As long as you want something fairly straight forward, as in, foot on = light on, foot off = light off, it'd be easy enough for someone to build with some basic electrical knowledge. Wire your lights together in series, hardwire a switch across them. You might want to check what plug you would need if you are gigging though. Then build a mounting case around it.


Yeah its nice to see someone who actually understands the concept instead of flaming behind their keyboards. Nothing flashy or over the top, just a pressurized switch with work lights inside.

For clarification to people who would rather bash then take the time to read, I stated pretty clearly that if was a big and very important show. When you want to impress a crowd, and more importantly the promoter who books for every major venue in town, you make the effort. Otherwise you play in bars and coffee shops for the rest of your bands career. People don't go to shows to watch you wanking in guitar, they go to see a show.
Quote by kaptink
A: Is it 1987?

if yes goto B
if no goto B

B: it is a stupid idea


Intriguing tale, guy.

Input from someone in a rock band that actually likes to entertain people while they play is welcome.
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I agree with you in principle, but the reality is that each stage effect that you add to your show still needs to be payed for then transported. Then on top of that, idealy, you need someone, such as a technician, to run the effects. Then there's wear and tear and repairs to be done (lighting can be pretty delicate) and also there's the fact that it takes twice as long to set up if you have a lighting system as well as a sound system, so you have to consider the extra costs in finance and effort that stage effects bring with them, especialy if you're playing low paying gigs, and figure out the logistics of putting on such a show.



Transportation definitely isn't an issue since we have a trailer that's more than adequate. I understand your thoughts on upkeep but on average we take home a couple hundred a show, and put almost all of the money earned back into the band. I'm thinking I might just have to man up and stop by a hardware store today to purchase parts.
Quote by Telecaster7
The problem here is that TS is drunk.


I should have known autocorrect and a lack of proofreading would fail me.
Quote by matt360
if your band sucks, those lights ain't gonna save your ass.
and if you don't suck, then don't worry about some stupid box.

save your money, how about you focus on recording an album? or perhaps a video? stuff that actually means something to fans.


1. We have a demo.

2. When you play a gig, unless its jazz or some other extremely expressionistic genre, your stage show matters. The lighting, how clean your band plays, and your stage presence all leave a lasting impact on the audience. Their reaction means the difference between leaving the gig with more money earned from selling shirts/demos or going home broke. It'd also hard to get booked when no one wants to watch your band play.

3. Stage effects are fun, period. They look cool, and you feel rad soloing/rocking the **** out on one. If you enjoy putting on a good show for people who payed for one, you should probably ask yourself why not.

****ing Android autocorrect
Quote by MonsterMetalMus
Ohhhhhhh. Never heard or seen something like that (And I've been to more than a few shows), but that sounds incredibly bad ass.


Oh believe me, they are. If you search stage boxes on YouTube you can find a vid where some dudes in a band detail how to make one, but tbh I'm not entirely confident in my abilities as a builder <.<
Quote by jrcsgtpeppers


I guess I should have been more specific. I am looking for companies who build stage boxes with built on lights that are activated by pressure switches that turn them in when you step/stand on them
You know, those really awesome boxes you can stand on while you're playing? I was wondering if anyone knows what their official name is, and where you can buy them custom online, because I am planning on investing in a few. For anyone interested in details, my band is playing a show with some touring bands at a local venue and we need to step up our game when it cones to our lighting/effects.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom.
Thanks for the relevant replies. Oh wait..
Hey guys I've tought myself how to sing over the past year, and I have gotten great at jumping from pitch to pitch and overall the 'barebones' technique of singing, but I have a problem singing anything but ballads because I dont know how to infuse raw emotion into my voice. If this isn't making sense to you, the reader(dont be surprised, explaining what i mean is difficult), think of your average rock singer that puts alot of rasp and a sense of urgency into their singing. I just cant do that, and everything I sing comes out sounding like a slow ballad. Are there any sources you can recommend to help me out? Unfortunately there is no forum for singing technique so...

Anyways, thanks for any and all replies
Quote by Stugg334
The ugliest girl in the year tossed me off on an aeroplane on the way back from our Spanish exchange, and all I did was wash my genitals twice as well in the shower, and never spoke to her again.


You washed your balls twice just because an ugly girl gave you a handjob? You must have been worried about where her hands had been