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Jan 27, 2011 | 1:56 AM EST
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8 MB
5 min 51 sec
3.77 / 5.00

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Rated 3.77 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

Pillars of Salt is a title I've had lying around for quite some time now, and I knew it would be the kind of song that had to be big. The name came from the Bible story of Lot in Genesis. Lot and his family were spared from Sodom and Gomorrah, but were told not to look back at the destruction. Lot's wife couldn't resist and was turned to salt. I use this phrase as a metaphor for humanity and its goal to destroy itself by looking back to what has been done and continuing to do it to solve problems, like war.
The verse riff is one of my favorites as the tail end resembles a computer dying to me. I added glitches to bring that effect out. Also, the pre-chorus riff is in 3/4 time, which would also define it as a waltz. Writing riffs in 3/4 isn't especially hard or anything, but I like it because it also sounds like a German waltz of some kind, while remaining heavy. The solo is something I knew I'd always wanted to try in passing, but never thought to do when the time came to record until now. The first half is melodic, but when the riff turns brutal the solo sounds almost tortured and frantic to me. Its always the weird ones I like.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

real good work dude

this sounds almost like a the australian death metal band psycroptic just a bit more hardcore and i dont know why but when the solo came in (nice smooth sound by the way) it reminded me of F-Zero X.
keep up the good work dude