I dunno, these days I'm not feeling the aggression from it. I'm listening to a lot more fast stuff lately, and it's really coming out in my writing. I dunno about you, but the speedier the riffs, the less I like playing them on the 7 string.
I love the bite and snarl that comes from being in, say, D standard or even Drop C or something. Just the feel of a 6 string in general is feeling preferable to me. When I'm down in Bb I tend to write the slower/groovier/chuggier stuff and it's getting a little... old.
I find it hard to get anything fast to sound good. I know bands like Unearth and Nevermore don't have that problem, but fuck it, I'm not them I'm leaning more towards that pissed off Decapitated sort of thing.
Anyone else have moments when you feel like giving the 7s a rest?
I mean, my band has a nice mix of 6 and 7 string songs, but the 7 string is definitely the more dominant tone of the band at the moment. I feel like that might make a u-turn very soon though.
As usual, I'm not sure what the point of this is. Sorry, just thinking out loud.