I learned today, not to attempt to mix immediately after band practice! The song itself though, is pretty cool IMO. Came up with the riffs today and then liked them so much I started recording soon after practice. Solo is also improv, so any wrong notes are actually jazz.
1) Dude, earplugs. Seriously. Get some decent ones and take the bit of time it takes to get used to them, and you'll never go back. Then you can walk out of a gig/practice and feel/hear completely normal, and you won't be killing your hearing, which is also good
2) I dig the track The lead tone's great.