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7 Dying Trees
03-30-2020, 01:15 PM
So, here we are, week 4 of the mg.org something for everyone challenge. Born out of some people liking doing covers, whilst others like writing songs, with a combination of a few people just not having enough time to do full songs (hence the lead a week). Do one, 2 or all 3. Also, it means I only have to track one of these per week.

The point totals after week 3 are as follows:
Markus: 50
Connor: 40
Rev Drucifer: 40
Iron1: 30
scole: 30
7DT: 20
Randy: 20
T Gobbs: 10
Nick: 9
Vince: 10
Mattayus: 10

Rules are simple, do 1-3 things every week, Post your creations in the weekly thread as soundcloud/youtube links. I'm aiming to get various contributions for backing tracks, each one will be credited to the author. As it's the first week I'm doing a dropbox download, but we should get some dedicated hosting or something like that courtesy of chris. If you gave me a backing track, then you get bonus 10 points too, I am instigating that, as work should be rewarded. And points mean prizes (whatever that means)

The deadline for this week is end of play, Sunday 5th April

Short rules:
- You have until sunday midnight/monday morning to post your submission
- Either do an original song, a cover/medley or a lead over the provided backing track per week.
- Submissions must be stuff you've done this week, no matter how awesome an old track/recording is
- 10 points for each submission, per category.
- submissions as souncloud or youtube links. Well, as long as it is playable from a post in the thread really.
- You can do multiple entries per category, but only the first one will score points.
- no eliminations, do your stuff as and when you can
- leads can be layer, melodies, you can chop and rearrange the track, whatever floats your boat really
- Don't be a dick to other people. You can go to ss.org for that.
- Don't steal other peoples songs
- Don't steal backing tracks or pass it off as your own, give credit where it's due if you want to share your awesome yngwie malmsteen unleash the fjokking fjury face melting solo.

LAW Track:

This weeks backing track is courtesy of this forums Master of dark necro kvlt metal Nick, again, tons of thanks for the contribution!:

LAW TRACKS (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ytsnyn7x1pfvro8/AAB3dZvWl7oHq006aW811zpFa?dl=0)

Have fun peoples!

Nick
03-30-2020, 01:19 PM
Song is in standard e for anyone who needs to know that

Nick
03-30-2020, 01:22 PM
Tempo 185..I think

Rev Drucifer
03-30-2020, 09:33 PM
Thanks, Nick! :metal: :metal: :metal:

Nick
03-31-2020, 12:38 AM
Thanks, Nick! https://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/images/smilies/hookem.gif https://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/images/smilies/hookem.gif https://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/images/smilies/hookem.gif

No problem, have at it!

brian
03-31-2020, 03:38 AM
Adam tossed a riff my way earlier this evening so I spent the night finally learning Reaper so i could record my first song! Just drums + 2 guitars raw.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeKVB8mEn3E&feature=youtu.be

Markus
03-31-2020, 08:10 AM
Adam tossed a riff my way earlier this evening so I spent the night finally learning Reaper so i could record my first song! Just drums + 2 guitars raw.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeKVB8mEn3E&feature=youtu.be

Really cool thrashy riffing throughout. One comment I have is that the drums (or perhaps just the kick?) are a bit overpowering, which made it a bit hard to hear the guitars during the double bass-heavy parts on my headphones.

Iron1
03-31-2020, 05:49 PM
Got some inspiration and kept rolling with it this week. Now I can't decide if I want to put the bass lines on this or try and get a 2nd song done this week to gain some ground on the leaders...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/containment-breach-2-3-7

budda
03-31-2020, 06:17 PM
For SAW, is there a length component?

also I probably should have asked last week :lol:.

Not sure this counts, but it was fun and it's not clean singlecoils so here ya go:

https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/tc3-dark-test

(not sure why it's not embedding... but I'm also caffeine free right now)

Markus
03-31-2020, 06:32 PM
For SAW, is there a length component?

also I probably should have asked last week :lol:.

Not sure this counts, but it was fun and it's not clean singlecoils so here ya go:

https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/tc3-dark-test

(not sure why it's not embedding... but I'm also caffeine free right now)

You need to put [SC ] [/ SC] tags around it (without the spaces).

Iron1
03-31-2020, 08:14 PM
For SAW, is there a length component?

also I probably should have asked last week :lol:.

Not sure this counts, but it was fun and it's not clean singlecoils so here ya go:


https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/tc3-dark-test



(not sure why it's not embedding... but I'm also caffeine free right now)

You also need to make it public, etc. for peeps to listen to it here. I went to SC and it sounds great. Welcome to SAW!

Iron1
03-31-2020, 08:39 PM
Adam tossed a riff my way earlier this evening so I spent the night finally learning Reaper so i could record my first song! Just drums + 2 guitars raw.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeKVB8mEn3E&feature=youtu.be

That's really cool, really reminds me of some late 80s/early 90s thrash - love seeing the new blood in the SAW pool.

budda
03-31-2020, 10:38 PM
You also need to make it public, etc. for peeps to listen to it here. I went to SC and it sounds great. Welcome to SAW!

It should be public, just stream-only. Weird!


You need to put [SC ] [/ SC] tags around it (without the spaces).

Many thanks :yesway:.

Edit: I was curious about the LAW track, but my none-existent thrash abilities mean I'll probably be leaving that to other members :lol:.

Iron1
03-31-2020, 11:23 PM
It should be public, just stream-only. Weird!



Yeah, it's definitely weird. I always wonder about that and other things when SC spams me with "buy a Pro membership now!" stuff. On the one hand, it might be worthwhile for the unlimited uploads, but on the other hand the rest of what you get for the money, coupled with the clunkiness of it all makes me stop short of paying for anything...

Either way, glad you got it working!

7 Dying Trees
04-01-2020, 03:08 AM
Got some inspiration and kept rolling with it this week. Now I can't decide if I want to put the bass lines on this or try and get a 2nd song done this week to gain some ground on the leaders...


only award 10 points per category this season, so max you can get per category is one entry. them's the rules, I'm afraid.

Markus
04-01-2020, 08:28 AM
Got some inspiration and kept rolling with it this week. Now I can't decide if I want to put the bass lines on this or try and get a 2nd song done this week to gain some ground on the leaders...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/containment-breach-2-3-7

This kicks ass! :hbang:

Awesome thrash week so far :)

Iron1
04-01-2020, 10:48 AM
only award 10 points per category this season, so max you can get per category is one entry. them's the rules, I'm afraid.

TEH BOOOO!


This kicks ass! :hbang:

Awesome thrash week so far :)

Thanks! I am definitely much happier with it that the hot garbage I put out last week. And since I can't do another entry, maybe I'll do the bass lines today.

budda
04-01-2020, 01:06 PM
You can enter more, but only the first entry gets the points.

Iron1
04-02-2020, 03:38 PM
Okay, since I couldn't get points for another SAW this week, I decided to put the bass lines on this one.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/containment-breach-3-0-2

Randy
04-05-2020, 02:40 AM
Haven't gotten a chance to listen to the other entries yet but will do tomorrow.

Another week, another LAW. Channeled my inner Kerry AKA it's just random noise AKA it sounds like I threw the guitar down the wall of the Grand Canyon. :kerry:

https://soundcloud.com/randysnonsense/curryking

Iron1
04-05-2020, 09:40 AM
AKA it's just random noise AKA it sounds like I threw the guitar down the wall of the Grand Canyon. :kerry:

https://soundcloud.com/randysnonsense/curryking

I think that quote is the entire text of the book "Kerry King Leads For Dummies" :lol:

Good job!

Markus
04-05-2020, 02:07 PM
Here's mine. No doom this time.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/saw-week-4

brian
04-05-2020, 02:47 PM
I think that quote is the entire text of the book "Kerry King Leads For Dummies" :lol:

Good job!

Needed more pick trills. :)

Randy
04-05-2020, 05:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeKVB8mEn3E&feature=youtu.be

I see I'm not the only adolescent that ducked neighbors/security/cops while making mischief and experienced this exact thing :lol:

Cool track. There's a theme chaos this week.


https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/tc3-dark-test

Great melody. Would like to hear this expanded upon.


Okay, since I couldn't get points for another SAW this week, I decided to put the bass lines on this one.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/containment-breach-3-0-2

Cool tune as usual. Your mixes have definitely come along great.


https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/saw-week-4

I like the overall melancholy vibe and the build up to the end. Would make a good transition into a heavier track.


Needed more pick trills. :)

And whammy bar, but all I've got here is a strat trem :(

The ~2 step bend about 7/8th through, next note after that was fretted on the neck pickup slug which was fun.

Bohmer
04-05-2020, 07:50 PM
Something a bit different this time, video! lol! Trying my hand at video editing just for shits and giggles. So here ya go, mistakes, sweats and rough mix.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_MA1n5iGxI

Sound cloud link as well-
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/bring-the-fight

Rev Drucifer
04-05-2020, 07:52 PM
I didnít get started on my tune until yesterday. I had a vocal melody stuck in my head and this is one of the rare times Iíve written an entire song around vocal melodies. Tracked all the music yesterday, spent about 3 hours stuck on programming triplets in Logicís piano roll that had me banging my fuckiní head on the desk until I figured out how to do it. Heading into the studio now to do the vocals then I post it when Iím done. Looks like weíve got a good amount of submissions this week....the only positive thing to come from the fucking coronavirus!

Edit-

Just wrapped up vocals....or at least went until my throat took a shit. I haven't sang in forever and while I didn't need to take 100 takes of each line, after doing the chorus a few times I was toast. The only one I don't take issue with is the last one. There's some mix issues I don't dig, I think it's overall compressed a little too hard, but for 12 hours total from start to finish, I've done worse. As I said, this was written around the vocals, I didn't spend a lot of time going on a musical adventure. Started singing it in my car on the way home from work, made a voice note to myself in my phone and worked from there. This surprisingly came out exactly how I was hearing it in my head, well, at least 98% of the way.

https://soundcloud.com/strokeface/flagofpain

There are no keyboards on this, that intro is 6 tracks of acoustics and what sounds like keys is some synth presets in the AxeFX.

scole
04-06-2020, 01:27 AM
Ugh. Here's my turd of the week-

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/pinch-me

Despite actually writing the riff, I couldn't get a decent recording of the intro riff. The one here was recorded at 75% of the normal tempo. The idea is a finger picked riff ala Jackyl "Down on Me" / Dokken "It's Not Love". Oh well. On to next week..

Rev Drucifer
04-06-2020, 01:29 AM
Gadddamnit, the multi-quote ain't workin' for me.

Brian, that was thrasfuckingtastic!!!!

Budda, for some reason I can hear that in a movie soundtrack, like a Guy Ritchie flick. I dig the progressions throughout it.

Ion1, fuck yeah, I dig the mix on this one more than your usual contributions, I can hear everything better. Love that bit at the end with the alarm clock slowing down!

Randy, glad to be hearing a longer contribution than your previous one! Definitely some KK things at the end, but who, aside from Gilmour, can solo for that long and keep coming up with fresh shit?!

Markus, really dug that one and it's nice to hear some variation in these. Metal is always good, but so is variation. Really dug the buildup towards the end.

Bohmer, that was fucking slick. It thought it was gonna be a straight stoner tune then it thrashed up. Fuckin a right. Video was a good addition. My wife picked up a nice camera for doing make-up vids on YouTube and it was my intention to film the making of my tune but started without setting up a cam and by the time I remembered it would have been me editing drums for the duration.

Totally stoked about the consistency of contributions this round!! We're all going to have an album to release when this is done.

Connor
04-06-2020, 02:50 AM
Had very little time/motivation all week but managed to get something short done this weekend. Haven't had a chance yet to listen to everyone's entries..

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

Rev Drucifer
04-06-2020, 02:55 AM
Had very little time/motivation all week but managed to get something short done this weekend. Haven't had a chance yet to listen to everyone's entries..

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

That totally reminded me of something I'd find on Sevendust's Animosity album (which is in my top 15 favorite albums) mixed with a little modern feel. Sick as usual!

Bohmer
04-06-2020, 04:00 AM
Just sat down and listened to everyone's submissions, holy shit, there's some serious talent here. Well done folks:metal::scream:

Iron1
04-06-2020, 11:28 AM
If nothing else good comes from this coronavirus thing, it's certainly brought us way more awesome SAW/CAW/LAW submissions than ever before. Way to go guys!

Rev Drucifer
04-06-2020, 04:25 PM
If nothing else good comes from this coronavirus thing, it's certainly brought us way more awesome SAW/CAW/LAW submissions than ever before. Way to go guys!

For sure!

I'm doing a collaboration for my submission this week. My best friend and favorite drummer in the world lives in Nashville, we're going to write a song via Facetime/sending files back and forth. Definitely won't be a metal tune like I've been doing, most definitely it'll be a heavy blues thing. It'll be nice to have real drums on a song for once!

Nick
04-06-2020, 04:46 PM
Haven't gotten a chance to listen to the other entries yet but will do tomorrow.

Another week, another LAW. Channeled my inner Kerry AKA it's just random noise AKA it sounds like I threw the guitar down the wall of the Grand Canyon. :kerry:

https://soundcloud.com/randysnonsense/curryking

ahaha amazing

that was basically exactly the type of solo this song required

Nick
04-06-2020, 04:48 PM
for anyone interested here is the original solo in the full song

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/thrash-2019-1

Randy
04-06-2020, 05:31 PM
Traffic in here getting too congested to comment on everything, which is nice to see :lol: Lots of solid stuff though.


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

Oh man, you HAVE to finish this song.


ahaha amazing

that was basically exactly the type of solo this song required


for anyone interested here is the original solo in the full song


:rofl: I am kinda surprised how many of the motifs showed up in both, all things considered haha

That full song RIPS! :metal:

7 Dying Trees
04-06-2020, 07:09 PM
i'll dig through this later, and get next weeks LAW track up and all that this evening, been a bit busy