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Screaming Dream Rituals

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I wrote this song many years ago, surrounded by an incomplete world and hazy thoughts.


You can live in your own head
Let's become demented
We all have a breaking point
Twist neurological joints
You can go dig up the dead
and disease infested
It could be the only way
To realize your own decay

These leaves, these streets
It keeps reminding me
It keeps me sane to wane in this wasting reality
Wasted energy drain, memory still holding me
Keeps me sane to wane in this wasting reality

You can't die in your own head
We are so immortal
All the world hidden to you
Twisted up inside your spiral screaming dream rituals

These leaves, these streets
It keeps reminding me
It keeps me sane to wane in this wasting reality
Wasted energy drain, memory still holding me
Keeps me sane to wane in this wasting reality

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Interesting use of percussion at the beginning. I like how you contrast the smooth flowiness of the guitar early on with the energetic and unique beats. The vocals are amusing, and the lyrics themselves are enjoyable too. However, I think it was really unconventional to pan the vocals almost all the way to the right, and you later do something similar with the drums at 1:45. I also thought you overused those open hats (i.e., :54 and other places) a lot, and it was a little strange that the drums were so much quieter during the first minute or so until :54. I couldn’t tell if this was a mastering mistake or if you simply wanted to create some sense of climax. If the latter is the case, I would suggest gradually increasing the volume instead of jarringly changing the volume like that all of a sudden. There’s also little sense of transition into 1:19, and you abuse panning a lot in this piece. After a certain point, it just becomes confusing to listen to. Also, I can barely make out the kick drum at all during the refrain (1:19). However, I appreciate how you varied the 2nd verse from the first one. It gave the piece a nice sense of development. However, the piece has very little strong melodic content, and is mostly constructed of repetitive riffs and a cliche chord progression during the refrains. I think you could’ve used a bridge or breakdown section where you strip away the drums and bass, perhaps using a climactic solo to transition into the second refrain, just to give the piece a sense of overarching direction. You also did little to vary the second refrain from the first. Overall, I enjoyed the powerful vocals, full texture, and intense drive of the piece. I think you need to work on transitions, mastering and sample quality, and progressing the piece to channel the energy more effectively. Until then, keep working at it, man. ;)


sapoman responds:

Thanks for the review. I played this song for years and it was the one that the crowd got into the most. I appreciate the review. Good luck with your contest!

Must have passed me back then

It's kind of intruiging how it gets better the more I listen to it.
A good piece; Quality could be a bit higher, though. Ah well, I'm at work with no soundcard, maybe it's a blast at home ;)

sapoman responds:

Yes, deriving quality from a small computer microphone and a $50 home studio is hard. I have since upgraded, but I don't think I will be changing this one, or trying to get a better sound. It's one of my better songs and it captured a feeling. That is really hard to do. If I can find some musicians to learn it, maybe we will record it in a professional studio someday.


I'm hearing a lot of The Cure and maybe some Gravity Kills (and just the tiniest amount of Radiohead). The singing and songwriting are amazing, it just needs a little bit more mastering- in some places the drums are too low (this might be a sidechain dynamics or compression issue, I'm not sure), or the channels are split up a little too discretely in panning. I think a quiet, barely detectable reverb might help broaden each channel and make it all feel like it's in a room together.

I definitely want to hear more of this sound.

sapoman responds:

Thanks! I will try to write some more like this.

great song

great song man i love the vocals and the bass preety much all that is in this song i like idk what else to say man nice song and a +1 download


sapoman responds:

Wow, thank you very much!

Once Again.

Another great song.

Your voice is very, unique. Your voice kinda reminds me of James Maynard Keenan's voice.

You also remind me of my old friend on here. :\

5.00 / 5.00 (unchanged)

sapoman responds:

Thank you. I used to be in a punk rock band, but now I just make music at home, One of my friends plays guitar sometimes.

Credits & Info


3.74 / 5.00

Jan 18, 2010
2:34 AM EST
File Info
4.2 MB
4 min 37 sec

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