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Aug 7, 2014 | 9:25 AM EDT
File Info
Song
7.8 MB
3 min 25 sec
Score
4.44 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.44 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
732 Plays | 20 Downloads
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Genres:
Metal, Rock - Heavy Metal
Tags:
dark
moody
powerful
melodic

Author Comments

This song was... hard to write. Not only because it's deeply personal, about depression and not being able to discuss it with anyone, but also because I chose to be creative with the lyrics and vocals. I'm not sure I should give it away but I guess I should in case someone misses that part (below, with spoiler warning). As usual, I've learnt a lot about my voice and singing while doing this one too. I've completely changed how I sang it from Mechanical Hypocrisy (which was much more "breathy") to a smoother, more powerful style, befitting of metal. I hope you like both the deep, dark, gravelly style and also the higher more operatic style.

I'm still tweaking the mix but it's 99% there. It's probably a case of playing with the volume in places now. Comments on that are welcome if you want to help. I've worked on this for 2 weeks so I've lost perspective.
Thanks. :)

[spoiler alert]
The first verse and second verse appear to be the same but are reflections of each other. I wrote the lyrics so that I could swap the words from each verse and change their meaning from something dark to something much lighter. To push this further I completely changed how I sang them. [/Spoiler over!]

Lyrics:
(whispered) I wish...
To taste the summer's rain
As it falls upon this shattered plane.
Decay of a sombre light
As it flows from under this darkened night

The adopted mask we love to wear
Ego portrayed!
I cannot reveal,
I cannot confess,
How I feel betrayed.

To taste the summer's light
As it falls upon this shattered night.
Decay of a sombre rain
As it flows from under this darkened plane.

The adopted mask we love to wear
Ego portrayed!
I cannot reveal,
I cannot confess,
How I feel betrayed.

Do you know the truth?
Until you know the truth

(whispered) Just let me be.

Equipment:
Guitar: LTD F400
Acoustic guitar I borrowed of a friend.
Rode NT1 condenser microphone.
Line 6 UX2, custom guitar tones + preamp.
Native Instruments Studio Drummer - percussion
EWQL Hollywood strings (not easy to hear, just adds depth during one part)
Native Instruments Absynth for some pads (notably in the intro).
Native Instruments Guitar Rig + several plugins for mixing such as reverbs etc.
Izotope Nectar 2, Alloy 2 and Ozone 5.

Erm... I think that's it. Oh and lots of tea. Lots of tea.

Reviews


PandasticalityPandasticality

Rated 5 / 5 stars

so epic, love the atmosphere! n__n keep doing your thing!
- Pandasticality



JTNightFuryJTNightFury

Rated 5 / 5 stars

You never seem to disappoint lol and I agree with Big-Cronk,it reminds me of anime(though for me it's more of a Title song for an RPG game)


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MetalRenard responds:

Thanks! That's a huge compliment. It's interesting you guys would both think that. Maybe it's the theme of the lyrics too, that lends itself to the anime/RPG scene? Hmm, something to ponder.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!!!


Big-CronkBig-Cronk

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This reminds me of like an intro for a television show or an anime, I like it!


MetalRenard responds:

Well I watch a lot of anime so that wouldn't surprise me! :)
Thanks for having a listen and leaving your thoughts buddy.