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Operation: Annihilate!

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Super amounts of heavy metals! Very metal yes! Perhaps groovy too. Like groove metal, but not quite!

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I like the guitar sound you picked. It sounds a lot like Mnemic's guitars. Not the style so much, but the actual sound itself when hitting those low notes in the riffs.

I like the hit near the 1:20 mark. That section is really cool, especially when you expand it near the 1:35 mark. That makes it really kickin'! Fucking groovy, and cathartic.

Not the riff around the 2:05 mark is fucking kickass! I LOVE that section! And it just keeps getting heavier as you progress through that riff into the next little sub-section.

Oh, and then the clean guitar section has a nifty little feel to it. I'm not really sure it fits with the song or not, but I like it anyways. The solo though is fucking awesome! Even though it kinda repeats itself. Maybe you didn't really consider it a solo, but rather another riff in a descant role. If so then perfectly done it was!

My only issue is the lack of fullness. Either you need to mix this into a richer sound, or add some extra stuff to it. Vocals always help, but that is not always an option, which I understand fully. You could always add a keyboard to it to help enhance the sound.

But I think I know what the main problem is. the bass, or lack thereof. I really don't hear any bass at all in this song. Which is a big issue. If nothing else you could get Fruity Loops and add a bassline with that program if you can't play bass. But being able to play guitar, I'm guessing that isn't an issue. But if it is, you should think about adding a bass part with Fruity Loops.

Fruity Loops' electric guitar sounds blow, but the basses in their Slayer section aren't half bad. Especially when mixed right in a song. Just something to contemplate anyways.

Overall I like this a lot! 5/5 and 9/10 for originality. I would normally only give you a 4/5 on it, but I'm guessing like most entries you got zero bombed at least a dozen times. So this should help balance that out ever so slightly! :-D

Nice work, and let me know when you post more stuff if you want.


PenguinBomb responds:

First off, thanks for the extensive review :D

Yeah, Mnemic was one of the bands whose guitar tone I'm pretty fond of, so I try to get their neato sound with low notes. Glad you like the part around 2:05, that was actually my least favorite part, I messed it up a few times while recording, so if I ever re-record this one I'd make sure to play that part more accurately. Lolz, the clean part is actually my favorite, and no it's not a solo just a random melodic line in like 13/8 or something (until the lower guitars come in anyway). I actually do have a bass guitar, and it is recorded in there, but I have it processed like a guitar so it actually sounds like a really low guitar occasionally. And I guess the volume of the bass is this song is a little bit low, but I guess from all my recording I can definitely pick it out. I still haven't found a bass tone I'm completely satisfied with, so I'll have to do some more experimenting. As for fruity loops, that's not really my deal, although I do like to mess around in electronic stuff occasionally I like my music to have all parts played by actual people playing actual instruments (obviously this is not completely possible because I live in a dorm, so recording drum would just be IMPOSSIBLE), so aside from the drums I like to keep everything legit. Anyways, glad you liked it and thanks a lot for the review!

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Jan 14, 2009
9:03 PM EST
Heavy Metal
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5.6 MB
4 min 7 sec

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