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So this is one of my first recording done with my new stuff. I used Studio One to record this and to be honest I'm still learning to produce music with this thingie but I managed to bring a really crunchy grunge sound to this. The intention was not to make it sound all tidy. You can definately notice a mic change but I'm also still learning to use that this as well since it's (thank god) a whole different thing compared to the one i used before. You can expect better production in future...probably...if I learn...

A bit older song, this one was on my recording list for a long time and I finally did it. I'm glad I waited this long. The lyrics will tell you the story of this song pretty well so I don't have to explain that much..

lies lies lies
my life's nothing but lies
to cover up the truth
the secrets on the inside
never ever noticed what passed by me
everything is gone and this just underlines it

life life life
is nothing but based on lies
nothing but based on me
and my self-centered way of thinking
never ever knew what I had until I lost it
it's a classic it's a cliche and I fuckin went through it

can't get any worse
so it must get better right
i did the impossible
i went below the minimum

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Great piece!

Hah! IThe riff in the beginning sounds almost EXACTLY like NIB by Black Sabbath. I'm really liking your band's work

ShanZE responds:

Thanks! I love Sabbath but don't really hear that... I did steal my chorus from the bridge of an Arctic Monkeys song though, without knowing :D Not the lyrics, just the music, it's pretty similar.


youre awesome, my name is shane hehehe

ShanZE responds:

Thank you for your kind words, Shane :D And for the awesome score as well of course! If you want to hear more music from me, check my new EP at http://shanze.bandcamp.com


You're getting better at singing.

Again, I LOVE the tone of the guitars. It's like a riff for a heavy metal or grunge song, but with punk vocals.

It's just overall great.

ShanZE responds:

Thanks for complimenting the singing!

I changed to another software and this one has an amp model that can produce some badass guitar sounds. Really crunchy shit, I'm trying to get the most of it all the time!

Thanks for the review and it really feels good to be back making music!


Welcome back Shanze!

the second you said "Lies" i could tell the improvement in your recording.

Now onto the song:

Like every review ive done for your songs... I LOVE the lyrics. They take a pretty fresh look at "Rock bottom"

You've changed you gutair riffs a bit, they don't seem as Shanze-ish haha. Still amazing, beats half the shit coming out of studios.

Good drums. haha.

It kind of reminds me of Foo Fighters, i dunno if you like -- or even know lol -- who they are, but you remind me A LOT of them.

Cant wait for more,

peace mate

ShanZE responds:

I'm happy to hear that the upgrades are paying off! Good to hear from you as well, dude :D

Hitting rock bottom... not something that you actually enjoy when it happens but afterwards you can make a good song while bitching about it!

I hope you find the guitar work in A Small Emergency EP more shanze-ish (assuming that you dig it) cause that one is out next week! All the songs are finally recorded, some with the old system and some with the new..

I love Foo Fighters, they are a major influence as well. The Color and the Shape is one of my favourite albums, dude!

But yeah, more is coming and thanks for the review and the 10!

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Jan 12, 2010
2:05 PM EST
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3 min 3 sec

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