Hey guys, I've been working with this idea for a while, and decided to post the first incarnation of the song, with the hope of getting feedback and constructive criticism! I've been struggling with getting my mix louder without sacrificing clarity and balance.
I used my Ibanez rg770 with the Bkp Holydiver/Coldsweat combo through my Axe-fx. For Bass I used my Schecter stiletto 5 string through a Cubase amp simulator. Drums are the S2.0 Avatar with the Metal Machine kick blended underneath. Thank you for checking it out!
Vildjarta fan? I like this piece, especially the dichotomy of clean/distorted.
What drum sampler are you using? I dig the sounds ( though the floor tom? panned hard right sounds a little funny IMO), but the snare reverb seems really mid heavy and LOOOONG sticks out. Long I guess is ok, but for some reason it doesn't sit in the mix well. Actually there's a couple times where I hear the toms feel estranged too. Like the sound is good, but something... I wish I could be more specific.
Good work though! Just you? Hope you get a band and start dominating
 - dig that grimace track too!