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Bust out the HM-2 to finally participate in this. With my rough approximation of the BOLT THROWER "In Battle There Is No Law" style mix. Which is the greatest Death Metal mix ever.

First part is HM-2 used in a more traditional Death Metal Way, not the Sunlight Studios Sound. You can tell when it switches to the more popular "ALL KNOBS MAXED" thing that has been appropriated by hipsters. Neither is really tight. What they don't tell you about that pedal, for those of you who have never owned one, is that it makes a shit ton of techniques impossible because of the way it's always blowing out the midrange. Certain chord voicings are impossible, it's mostly based on more punk like strumming, and you can't 000-000-000. It makes your guitar handle like a blown out transistor radio.

Hope you like Grindcore, but really, isn't it all just THE BLUES?



Seriously though, It seems short, but building shit vertically, harmony as opposed to melody, takes at least 3-4 times as long as a "riffs and drums and bass following riffs". The sections where it's like, B3, Mellotron, Choirs, orchestral drums in addition to regular style rock kit drums, and Theremin orbiting your head + the regular stuff take forever to do. Especially when I am choreographing the panning and micromanaging the rotor speeds on the B3. I can write a four minute thrash song in like, an hour and a half. Less if it's a "sick ass mix test" where's there is some limp wristed "bassline" that is just following the guitars. 10 seconds of everything going at once probably takes longer.
Short but cool - if I remember right everybody's allowed one grindcore entry. ;)

It's not flawless, but I'm ok with that :lol:.

Great tone and cool solo

Not totally happy with this, guitars are a bit bleh which is annoying as it's the first time I've recorded my sunn and Hiwatt together. Also, the vocals are sort of... roughly... where they need to be. :lol: Also the spoken bits are... :ugh:

Interesting creepy atmosphere in this.

Randy didn't believe I'd actually post. Neener.



RG7620 -> Scarlett Solo -> Thinkpad E530 running Ubuntu 18.something -> Guitarix -> Ardour. I truncated the track a bit to focus on the drums bit. Not entirely happy with the tone and playing but we'll get 'em next time.
Welcome to the forum!

I was debating extending this one, but it's already saturday afternoon and my brain isn't in it.

Since I can't program proper metal drums and don't have good loops (yet), the super fast heavy riffage will have to wait.

Enjoy!

Cool to have some different stuff in the SAW. I like it.

I dug the fuck out of that! It stands on its own but I can imagine a lot of differently styled vocals over the top, even some light rap would be cool.

Here's my LAW

Great playing as usual. You have this cool jazz-y feel in your playing at times (at least to someones ears who sucks at playing jazz :lol:)
 

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Since writers block decided to set in and writing just wasn't happening, I figured fuck it. I'm just going to do something silly, easy, and fun. A cover lol! I've been a fan of Entombed and(later on) Entombed A.D. since a previous bandmate brought Left Hand Path to practice back in the early 90's. Wolverine Blues was the one that really connected for me, just fun, heavy music, Death-n-Roll:metal: So I did a quick vid of Out of Hand, a little sloppy in places, but damn I had fun with this, lol!

 

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Connor that lead is tasty :yesway: :yum:.
Great playing as usual. You have this cool jazz-y feel in your playing at times (at least to someones ears who sucks at playing jazz :lol:)
Thanks guys! It's definitely the "metal player trying to do jazz" thing, I don't know shit about actual jazz music. I'm kind of a one trick pony when comes to lead playing which is why these tracks are easier for me than the earlier thrashy stuff, I don't have an inner Kerry King, only an inner blues man :lol:

Randy didn't believe I'd actually post. Neener.



RG7620 -> Scarlett Solo -> Thinkpad E530 running Ubuntu 18.something -> Guitarix -> Ardour. I truncated the track a bit to focus on the drums bit. Not entirely happy with the tone and playing but we'll get 'em next time.
Nice job, and welcome!
 

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The inspiration train jumped the tracks on this one, crashed into a salad, then 4 shades of green got dressed and left the fire and took the spark with it... squirrel.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/trapped-inside-2-3-6

Want to check everyone's entries out this week, but that may have to wait til tomorrow morning. Awesome to see so many of them this week!
 

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Got a last minute SAW done... I like some of the elements, but it could definitely stand to be finished and reworked a bit. Did some partial vocals for fun

 

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Randy didn't believe I'd actually post. Neener.



RG7620 -> Scarlett Solo -> Thinkpad E530 running Ubuntu 18.something -> Guitarix -> Ardour. I truncated the track a bit to focus on the drums bit. Not entirely happy with the tone and playing but we'll get 'em next time.
Great first post! Welcome to MG & SAW.

I was debating extending this one, but it's already saturday afternoon and my brain isn't in it.

Since I can't program proper metal drums and don't have good loops (yet), the super fast heavy riffage will have to wait.

Enjoy!

Dig how different this is. Love hearing an accomplished musician start experimenting with different things. Keep it up, brutha!

I dug the fuck out of that! It stands on its own but I can imagine a lot of differently styled vocals over the top, even some light rap would be cool.

Here's my LAW

This is cool too - dig your originals so much that they overshadow this for me, though.

I did a LAW this week - started on a SAW as well but did not get very far.

Great atmosphere on this one.

Since writers block decided to set in and writing just wasn't happening, I figured fuck it. I'm just going to do something silly, easy, and fun. A cover lol! I've been a fan of Entombed and(later on) Entombed A.D. since a previous bandmate brought Left Hand Path to practice back in the early 90's. Wolverine Blues was the one that really connected for me, just fun, heavy music, Death-n-Roll:metal: So I did a quick vid of Out of Hand, a little sloppy in places, but damn I had fun with this, lol!

Man, how I love Left Hand Path and Clandestine. They lost me a bit with the Wolverine Blues change of direction, but it still has some great stuff. Good job nailing the vibe!

Got a last minute SAW done... I like some of the elements, but it could definitely stand to be finished and reworked a bit. Did some partial vocals for fun

I really need all your originals in one place to listen to as a whole - great stuff - keep it up!
 
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