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7 Dying Trees
10-21-2019, 05:46 PM
So, whilst we have a break from writing songs, here's a cover challenge. The aim is to cover a song a week, learn, write, record. The aim here is that not everyone wants to write a song (or has time) a week. So instead, this is about covers. We'll either run until song a week starts again, or 8 weeks, depends how many people participate and how popular this is.

We'll attempt to cover one song a week.

- The first scores you 10 points.
- The second in a week scores you 7 points
- The third, 5 points
- The fourth 2 point, and 1 point for every further song.

penalties
- 10 point penalty and no points scored for submitted song per rule infraction.

Submissions to be posted as soundcloud links, or as a youtube video.

After week 1, scores are as follows:
Markus: 10 points
Nick: 10 points
7 Dying Trees: 10 points
Mr S.: 10 points
Lozek: -10pts
Rest of MGorg: a eurovision equalling Nil points

If you miss a week, you score 0 points, but, it allows everyone to keep playing until the end. It means people falling ill or ending up with heavy workloads don't get eliminated due to bad luck, and it also means people can start and join in whenever, and play a bit of catch up if they want. 10 points is an incentive to submit weekly, but if something happens, and it's late, you can still play a little catch up.

We'll keep a rolling tally all the way through to week 8, at which point someone will be rewarded with the coveted season 3 crown(*)

Rules:
1) All Submissions by end of play 27th of October. We will run monday to sunday.
2) Even if noone can check, the spirit is covering a song a week
3) No rules on genre, you don't even need to do the same style next week
4) No rules on how exact the cover is, either plagiarise it note for note, or make it your own
4) Must be a cover of a released track. You can't cover stuff from a band yoiu've played in (no CoF covers from me then..., you can all breathe a sigh of relief)
5) Entries composed on a tascam or without drums, whatever, also welcome, this is about covering a song, not dressing it up in lipstick and a short skirt
6) If you don't submit, you're don't score points.
7) Remember that quality outstrips quantity, don't just post up tons of rubbish to try and win, we're doing this to get recording covers, someone winning the coveted season 1 copy crown is a bonus(*)
8) Mixtests don't count, there's another forum for that (ss.org)
9) Submissions to be posted as soundcloud links, or as a youtube video if you want to show off your 1337 video skillzzzz
10) No limits on recording a song you already know, as if pressed for time, this might be easier
11) Have fun, and learn some songs along the way

We will not:
1) Make people feel bad about mixing skills by turning this into a mixtest competition, it's about getting a load of us writing to a deadline, this is about recording covers, not about how awesome your headless kiesel sounds through an axe fx with superior drummer
2) Make people feel bad about how well it's recorded
3) Spam thread with songs we've had lying around for ages or anything non relevant to this competition and it's rules
4) Discourage anyone from participating
5) Tell anyone they suck, everyone has different levels of ability, this isn't a pissing competition

Connor
10-22-2019, 11:02 PM
I'll get us started this week, had a ton of fun putting this together over the last 3 days.

https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/atlab

BTW 7DT, the opening post still has the date from the first week.

Nick
10-22-2019, 11:23 PM
:lol: that's amazing

I've actually smashed mine together much easier than last week but need to work on a solo I simply cant play at the moment. Will see how that goes through the week.

7 Dying Trees
10-22-2019, 11:54 PM
I'll get us started this week, had a ton of fun putting this together over the last 3 days.

https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/atlab

BTW 7DT, the opening post still has the date from the first week.

This is amazing!

astrocreep
10-23-2019, 07:31 AM
I'll get us started this week, had a ton of fun putting this together over the last 3 days.
https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/atlab


Brilliant! I loved that I couldn't be sure what was coming next!

Cobra Commander
10-23-2019, 01:31 PM
I'll get us started this week, had a ton of fun putting this together over the last 3 days.

https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/atlab

BTW 7DT, the opening post still has the date from the first week.

That bass tone is great!

Mr. S
10-23-2019, 05:00 PM
I'll get us started this week, had a ton of fun putting this together over the last 3 days.

https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/atlab

BTW 7DT, the opening post still has the date from the first week.

That's bloody brilliant!

Nick
10-24-2019, 12:00 AM
Finished early = more time for beers at the weeknd :yesway:

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/dominate

Nick
10-24-2019, 12:00 AM
Finished early = more time for beers at the weeknd :yesway:

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/dominate

:windmill:

Trey's solos are fucking nonsense so I may have taken some liberties to simplify it a bit....

7 Dying Trees
10-24-2019, 12:47 PM
Finished early = more time for beers at the weeknd :yesway:

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/dominate

:windmill:

Trey's solos are fucking nonsense so I may have taken some liberties to simplify it a bit....
Yesh! Morbid Angel!

Mr. S
10-24-2019, 01:52 PM
Morbid Angel :yesway:

Connor
10-24-2019, 04:51 PM
Thanks everyone! :wub:


Finished early = more time for beers at the weeknd :yesway:

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/dominate

:windmill:

Trey's solos are fucking nonsense so I may have taken some liberties to simplify it a bit....

Brutal :metal: I couldn't play them either :lol:

Markus
10-25-2019, 08:23 AM
I'll get us started this week, had a ton of fun putting this together over the last 3 days.

https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/atlab

BTW 7DT, the opening post still has the date from the first week.

That's really cool. I couldn't place the name of the song at first, but then instantly recognized it when listening. It's an art to make a cover that's in a totally different style that still works and is recognizable.


Finished early = more time for beers at the weeknd :yesway:

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/dominate

:windmill:

Trey's solos are fucking nonsense so I may have taken some liberties to simplify it a bit....

Brutal stuff. I do the same with solos quite often because I'm not that great at them, and especially with parts that are fast and don't really add anything - like most Slayer solos...

I'll be butchering Tornado of Souls this week. Wish me luck.

Nick
10-25-2019, 11:17 AM
Yeah I think I captured the general theme but I've no idea how he manages to play a lot of his solos consistently

Good luck with that :lol:

Markus
10-25-2019, 03:55 PM
Here it is:
https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/tornado-of-souls-cover

We can call it Megadeth Shreds!

Here's a version without vocals if you prefer to listen to that. I find it hard to record vocals that either don't sound dead or have too much reverb (or both).

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/tornado-of-souls-cover-no-vocals

Mr. S
10-25-2019, 05:29 PM
Here it is:
https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/tornado-of-souls-cover

We can call it Megadeth Shreds!

Here's a version without vocals if you prefer to listen to that. I find it hard to record vocals that either don't sound dead or have too much reverb (or both).

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/tornado-of-souls-cover-no-vocals

I enjoyed that! Also, if you want to feel good about your vocals, wait till I post mine. :lol: I'm okay at clean vocals and would consider myself pretty good at distorted/screaming vocals, but it turns out 'slightly' pushed rock vocals are really hard for me :lol:

Mr. S
10-26-2019, 05:39 PM
Really struggled with the vocals on this, I don't know why but I just can't do these slightly dirty vocals, not that I have the time to re do them but I don't think they'd get any better if they did. But it's a fun song to play at least...

https://soundcloud.com/user-485012760-41007666/flesh-into-gear-cover

I think I'll do proper clean vocals next week. :lol:

Cobra Commander
10-27-2019, 08:57 PM
My week ended up being super busy so I won't be able to do a cover, but I'm prepped do to this cover in the week and see how I get on

astrocreep
10-28-2019, 07:59 AM
My week ended up being super busy so I won't be able to do a cover, but I'm prepped do to this cover in the week and see how I get on

Me too! I pity the fools that endure me "singing"

Mr. S
10-28-2019, 08:46 AM
Is there a way to share things here on soundcloud if they're made private? Not that I care about people listening to my shitty covers, I just get annoyed with all the spam messages I seem to get. :lol:

Cobra Commander
10-28-2019, 10:18 AM
If you want to do that it might be easier to upload to YouTube and set the video to be unsearchable, so it can only be viewed if you know the URL.