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Chiroptera

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Good old progressive metal in A minor! (switches to major and back twice)

The drums took awhile to write out on this one. ;_;

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I LOVE IT

it really sounds like something you'd hear in castlevania or dmc

Cool

Love the melodies. You can definitely hear the prog influences, also its kind of got a fusion feel to it. Very nice. I think the prominent time signature I noticed was 6/8. The one in the beginning felt like 5/8 into maybe 7/8, still not sure. At one point I think I might have heard 10/8. I think the calmer part felt like 5/8 too. The part around 2:00 to around 2:30 was definitely 6/8.

So my guess is you used around 4 or 5 different time signatures.

Still very cool and I liked the accents on the end of each line in the main riff. This song felt like a mix possibly between the Mars Volta and Dream Theater.

Kor-Rune responds:

Good analyzing! Once I finish a song I completely forget about the time signatures I used and have to re-listen to figure them out myself, haha.

Yeah, there are two 6/8 polyrhythms in there, one at the beginning when I change to a major key, and one before the end solo with the double bass.

The main riff is in 5/8 exactly! Except for the two times I run through that diminished ascent in the middle of what sounds like another measure starting, it actually switches to 4/4 very quickly and goes back to 5/8.

The soft part is all 5/8 except the last measure, which is 9/8, then a quick little 3/4 bit, then the 6/8 polyrhythm I was talking about earlier. Yeah, you heard right, there's a 10/8 in there too, during the solo. It has a 4/4, then 10/8, 4/4, 10/8 etc. pattern.

yay prog XD

Thanks for the review! I've only heard little of the Mars Volta, I'll need to check them out more. I've got plenty of Dream Theater already though, they're quite kickass.

OK SONG

YOU NEED MORE SPEED,MUCH MORE SPEED TO EVEN IMPRESS ME,AND THEN I WILL GIVE IT A TEN.

Kor-Rune responds:

Um, everything doesn't need to be SPEED SPEED FAST FAST PLAY REALLY FAST.

Composition and songwriting comes first, dude.

Well now.....isn't this nice

I like it. I love prog and the skill it takes to manipulate a clean but technical sound. You did a very good job on this. Thanks for uploading it.

\m/ HAIL! \m/
5'd and 10'd

Fuck man.

This is some beautiful shit. Your playing is awesome as fuck. Really dug this. The drum programming is very intense. The cymbol chokes through the mellow part, were well placed and just all around awesome, from start to finish.

And uh, fuck you with those fucking sweet leads on the outro.. haha.

Not really one of my favorite subgenre's of metal, but you fucking crush, and always have my support.

Current Score

3.93 / 5.00 (+ 0.42)

Kor-Rune responds:

Thanks Bad-Man!

haha, yeah prog metal's not for everyone, stupid time signatures, major keys and homo soft parts. But I'm a little fag so the homo soft parts are for me. :3

This was originally a jazz song, but then I got to some polyrhythm double bass and was like "Fuck it, more distortion"

I fuck up in the outro solo when I do the slide-fr attack-up the diminished scale though, I should redo it. ;_;

Thanks again Bad-Man!

Credits & Info

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Score
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Uploaded
Jan 19, 2009
5:54 PM EST
Genre
Heavy Metal
File Info
Song
5.6 MB
3 min 4 sec

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