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TDF - Sleep is for the Weak

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Hey guys.
I know I've been away for a while... and this is why.
I actually have an RL band now, and I've been doing my damnedest to get good enough at recording to make us sound as close to 'pro' as we can.
I'd love to hear you guys' opinions on how close I am to achieving this goal.
Thanks, and metal forever!

(PS. You can check out my band's Myspace at myspace.com/thedanburyfal l .)

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Been away for a long ass time...

And came back to this sick ass fucking track, this is awsome, and that solo is fucking nasty, if you're not giggin yet you should get on it you'd bring the place down; and if you're wondering what ive been up to it's about the same thing you are, I'm in a serious RL band now, played a show actually a few days ago and the crowd was so fucking crazy it was the best thing I've done in my life so far haha

TwilightNecrosis responds:

Five years later...
I've been through 3 bands since this one, haha.
One day I might post a track from the last one... we were awesome.

great stuff

congrats on getting into a band, dude... it's sounding awesome!

good luck getting gigs etc and work hard at it... it won't come easy no matter what TV makes us think :D

TwilightNecrosis responds:

Getting 'into' a band?
I pretty much FORMED the band, haha.
Glad you like our shit, man. Lots of new material coming out soon.

evil. just evil

this song is just amazingly evil. kinda makes me want to punch a baby in the throat.

TwilightNecrosis responds:

Sweet, bro. Glad you dig it. \m/
Thanks for the review.

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.


TwilightNecrosis responds:

Guitar sound: just two tracks, hard left and right. There's some reverb on them, but it's really subtle. I could make it a bit more pronounced without hurting anything, I think; I'm always scared that I'm overdoing it, haha. I also added a slight rise in the high end around 3500Hz on the newest mix, which I haven't updated here yet.

Vocals: most of the reverb is the room we were in while tracking. There's some additional delay and a flanger (both very low in the mix, but it's there), but my living room is very big and has no carpeted surfaces. Awful, I know, but that's the price you pay for cheap recording. XD
Also, in the previous mix, the vocals didn't pop out enough, so they got lost at some parts; I wanted to make sure that didn't happen anymore, so I mixed and effected them differently, to add some dimension.

Drums: I also brought the snare up on the newest mix. And I'm working toward a new drum program, just haven't gotten there yet.

Mastering: believe it or not, the multiband compressor and limiter aren't working very hard at all. The multiband is set so that it compresses the piercing highs of the snare by about 2dB, and just barely compresses the low bass of the kick (about .3dB). That's pretty much it.
The limiter is set so there's about 1.5dB of signal gain, which really isn't much, all things considered. I could probably take out the limiter completely and not hurt anything; I just like having loud, energetic masters. I mix REALLY low (my mixes usually peak around -9dB), so I have to make it up somehow. XD

Thanks a lot for the high-detail, in-depth review. This is what I was looking for, and you delivered with flying colors. I'll keep what you've said in mind, and try to ease up on the vocal and add some depth to the guitar; maybe I can make it work.

Good luck with your studies, man. I wish you all the best.

Awesome shiznit!

Reminds me of Black Dahlia Murder, which is kickass!
One of the places I started with my band besides newgrounds is reverbnation (reverbnation.com) if you're trying to make it big like I am, that would be a good place to start!
Good luck!

TwilightNecrosis responds:

Cool man, thanks for stopping in and showing some love.
Metal! \m/

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4.95 / 5.00

Oct 26, 2009
3:16 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
3.6 MB
2 min 37 sec

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