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7 Dying Trees
11-02-2019, 11:48 AM
Week 1, season 4. Final season of this year, in the lead up to xmas! As we're running CAW as well, we'll see how this goes, but hopefully it means there's something for everyone

Instead of eliminations, we will work like thus:

We'll attempt to submit 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.

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 8th of November
2) Even if noone can check, the spirit is writing a song a week
3) No rules on genre, you don't even need to do the same style next week
4) Must be a song, unless you have a very (and I mean the kind that is beyond the ability of mere mortals) good argument for playing the same riff for 3+ minutes it won't fly
5) Entries composed on a tascam or without drums, whatever, also welcome, this is about writing 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 writing, someone winning the coveted season 3 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

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 writing, 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. Songwriting is a skill, you learn it, some people will be better, others worse, this isn't a pissing competition
6) Steal others work or ideas.


(*) crown does not exist. Like the cake, it is a lie

Cobra Commander
11-04-2019, 09:28 AM
Good damn, this has started already? :lol:

I'm still finishing off my first cover!

Iron1
11-04-2019, 10:48 AM
Snuck up on me too. I'm in the middle of guitar swapping and my new one won't be here til next Monday. So, it's Franken7 to the rescue this week.

Iron1
11-05-2019, 01:28 PM
This one started out as me just playing around with a variety of presets in my HX Stomp and morphed into "the one weird song on that album"... Could spend weeks adding/editing etc with this, but it's a song a week, not a song a season...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/lost-souls-3-1-2

schreckmusic
11-05-2019, 08:01 PM
This one started out as me just playing around with a variety of presets in my HX Stomp and morphed into "the one weird song on that album"... Could spend weeks adding/editing etc with this, but it's a song a week, not a song a season...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/lost-souls-3-1-2
Very eerie and heavy as balls! At 2:12 it reminded me of Fear Factorys 1st album, which is a compliment

Iron1
11-05-2019, 09:58 PM
Very eerie and heavy as balls! At 2:12 it reminded me of Fear Factorys 1st album, which is a compliment

Thanks - that's a HUGE compliment as I LOVE that album. Can still picture standing in the Whiskey watching them play right before they took off on tour to support it. Burt had torched his throat already but still managed to nail it. Probably the heaviest thing I ever saw on the Strip.

schreckmusic
11-05-2019, 10:32 PM
Very eerie and heavy as balls! At 2:12 it reminded me of Fear Factorys 1st album, which is a compliment

Thanks - that's a HUGE compliment as I LOVE that album. Can still picture standing in the Whiskey watching them play right before they took off on tour to support it. Burt had torched his throat already but still managed to nail it. Probably the heaviest thing I ever saw on the Strip. I think I saw them on that tour opening for Deicide. At the time it was the heaviest shit around.

T Gobbs
11-06-2019, 05:42 PM
This one started out as me just playing around with a variety of presets in my HX Stomp and morphed into "the one weird song on that album"... Could spend weeks adding/editing etc with this, but it's a song a week, not a song a season...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/lost-souls-3-1-2

You're a fucking machine.

Bohmer
11-07-2019, 11:48 AM
This one started out as me just playing around with a variety of presets in my HX Stomp and morphed into "the one weird song on that album"... Could spend weeks adding/editing etc with this, but it's a song a week, not a song a season...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/lost-souls-3-1-2

Fuck yes:metal: Ya killed it man:yesway:

Bohmer
11-08-2019, 03:23 AM
Well shit, lol! I figure I'll at least get one in. We just picked up another contract at work and starting Monday its 6 days a week until at least February, the next few months are going to be insane, lol!

A couple things, the lead at the start needs a lot of work, never tried a lead before and it just kinda happened so fuck it, I recorded it, lol! I suck at using the volume knob, lol!

https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/the-walk

Iron1
11-08-2019, 11:25 AM
Well shit, lol! I figure I'll at least get one in. We just picked up another contract at work and starting Monday its 6 days a week until at least February, the next few months are going to be insane, lol!

A couple things, the lead at the start needs a lot of work, never tried a lead before and it just kinda happened so fuck it, I recorded it, lol! I suck at using the volume knob, lol!

https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/the-walk

That heavy riff that kicks in about a minute down the line - BOOM - that's metal right there. Congrats on the new work contract, but hope you can find a way to keep contributing to this.

Bohmer
11-08-2019, 03:01 PM
That heavy riff that kicks in about a minute down the line - BOOM - that's metal right there. Congrats on the new work contract, but hope you can find a way to keep contributing to this.

Thanks! I'm hoping to have some time but not counting on it lol! I am taking a 3 day weekend before the storm hits, 3 hour road trip today to my sons place and catching Cannibal Corpse tonight:metal: haven't seen them live since the mid-90's seriously looking forward to it:cool:

schreckmusic
11-08-2019, 03:59 PM
That heavy riff that kicks in about a minute down the line - BOOM - that's metal right there. Congrats on the new work contract, but hope you can find a way to keep contributing to this.
:agreed: :metal: