I've got a handful of songs / collection of riffs I am currently working into songs. I am no guitarist (I have played bass in a few bands but we all have no time to commit anymore unfortunately so I am excited to start writing my own stuff) so pardon the baby's first metal song style but I'm hoping for some feedback on the arrangement of the track itself and the mix.
This is a scratch track I have yet to add vocals to and the guitars are sloppy but it was more to get a sense of arrangement and try my hand at some mixing ideas. My load box is shagged so this is recorded with the cab simulated direct out from my head so hopefully I'll be able to get a better guitar sound with wall of sound once the load box is fixed, this is usable for now though This is my first ever attempt at mixing so hoping you guys will be able to point out some stuff someone as inexperienced as me won't be able to hear.
When I wrote this song it felt good but listening to it back, i feel like the tempo needs to be upped! The main riff being the main reason for that. I've also EQ'd some of the fizz out of the guitars and feel like maybe the loss of high end has resulted in the mix sounding a bit dull?
The arrangement isn't the usual A B C, it goes from the two main riffs off on a tangent and back again twice just wondering if you guys think it works?
I have a lead line to go over the tremolo riff at 1:43 but when i recorded it before it sounded awful, how do you guys do overdubs with a third guitar? I just did a third guitar track centred and it sounded dog meat. Is it better to double track the lead left and right like the rhythm? Would I need to duck the volume of the rhythm track to accommodate the lead so that after the lead finishes it doesn't sound too quiet?
Sorry... I'm rambling on.
EDIT: Tried to embed the song for those who can't be bothered to click the link but failed miserably by the looks of it lol
What are your thoughts guys? Thanks in advance
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