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FNLN: Take Them Down!

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First Night Last Night(2 guitars, synth, drums)

Well here's a first little exposure of my keyboarding skills, which isnt really that impressive in this song, just chords and harmonizing. Theres no solo, thats what I'm getting at. The one part where I go ape shits, is cut out sort of, go figure.

There are a number of things wrong with this recording. So I'll list them.

1. You can't hear the sweet pad work I do in the intro
2. Our bassist was absent
3. Transition missing
4. Can barely hear the epic strings during the guitar solo(a lil bit at the end)
5. We rushed a tad

The bands been broken up for a while now.


Take Them Down!

Take down these dumbasses!

RyeGuyHead responds:

where they at?


...I suppose I should preface this by saying that this isn't really the type of music I'm in to, or that I really listen to at all, so I probably have no business offering any constructive criticism at all.

Regardless, I think the biggest issue I have with this track is the drums. A good amount of the time, while I was trying to listen for melody or interesting structure, the drums really got in the way. I think it's more a compositional thing, as opposed to a mixing issue, as I was bothered a number of times by what the drummer was doing. It's like, "Great! You can use the bass pedal really fast! But that doesn't mean that you should do it all the time..." So yeah, the drums were annoying, and not just with the going crazy pedals...there wasn't really anything that the drums did that I liked or that seemed really in place.

The guitars weren't bad. Again, not really my type of music, but I would have preferred a bit more melody or more interesting point/counterpoint type stuff since you do have two guitars and a synth in there, which can typically open up some interesting opportunities. I did really like the sound of the guitars, as they sorta reminded me of like a Queens of the Stone Age thing.

Some of the composition/structure stuff seemed odd, too. But I suppose that could be explained by missing transitions or whatever. Also, having a bassist might've done wonders for the track, so I guess it's unfortunate that he/she wasn't there.

Still, I do like the fact that you're recording stuff, and there's definitely a touch of the live element in there that's really nice (especially for a change on Newgrounds), and I do like the fact that there's alot of energy behind this, and you can really tell. Wish I had more to say about the synths, since that's what you played, but they didn't really take a huge role and sorta just complemented everything, which is probably what they should do anyways.

So I'd say good job, and remember to keep in mind that I really don't get the genre.

If you have the time, could you check out/review-back my latest submission, "Warrant"? I'd really appreciate it, thanks.

RyeGuyHead responds:

how could i refuse with a review of this magnitude!?

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Credits & Info


4.15 / 5.00

Mar 29, 2008
4:08 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
4.1 MB
3 min 38 sec

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