REAL Band... NICE. hehe
First of all: The end is fucking awesome. I especially like the part at 2:05 with the overlapping grinds/screams... Love it.
Did you quad-record the guitars? The guitar sound in itself is awesome, it's just missing a little depth... A little reverb perhaps, or said quad recording... I got the chance to see some Meshuggah recordings, they use fucking 6 tracks for one guitar... How long does it take to fucking record an album?!?! hehe
The vocals have a little too much reverb for my taste. I think they would blend in with the mix far better if you take it down a notch. They seem to stand alone in the room at some parts. Impulses of small studio rooms work wonders!
Although i really like the DFH sound, i think if you'd like to sound pro, you'd have to get your own samples or different ones. The average listener won't notice, but everyone with a guitar seems to have DFH nowadays... But it's not a bad thing! The drums on this track are well mixed, the snare could be turned up a little, though...
The part at 2:26 could come in with a lot more BAM if you automate the volume beforehand, so that it soothes down and then comes up suddenly... Err.. hope you know what I mean, haven't written anything in English for a while!
Volumes and levels are good, except for the things I mentioned...
Mmm.. One more thing; The master is too compressed and/or limited. That's maybe also why the part at 2:26 doesn't come in with a bang... The velocities of the entire piece suffer if you turn up the sound... But I think you know that better than I do probably :D
On Second thought, nevermind. Just about every modern metal band compresses their songs to shit. Must be great to be a modern metal studio engineer... TURN THAT BITCH UP!
Awesome song, Mixing close to perfection, mastering close to awesome. How many times can I say awesome in one review.. I think I broke my record :-)
Anyway, those were my thoughts after listening to the song for 30 minutes... haha
I've been gone for a while, too.. Just moved to a new city, taking up studies... Fucking sucks.