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May 10, 2011 | 8:29 PM EDT
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4 MB
3 min 29 sec
3.81 / 5.00

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Rated 3.81 / 5 stars
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575 Plays | 25 Downloads
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Metal, Rock - Heavy Metal

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They suffer
Bereft of their health
Once in strength, now in pain, they were all abandoned
By the ones who were meant to give them consolation

Endure the suffering
With growing weakness
Looked upon like dirt
There is no future

Repulsive, odious sores

Working in shifts, so selfishly disgusted
No priests will share in their pain
But one sole beacon, a man named Damien
Gives up everything to bring peace to the diseased

Damien, the selfless
Humbly serves the lepers' needs
He shares his pipe so willingly
Despite the risk of disease

Damien defies the orders of superiors
To pursue that which he knows is righteous
He is forbidden to return and denied confession
Forever to be treated as one of the condemned

He rebuilds houses after destruction by torrential downpour
Giving new foundation to those lost in chaos's roar
He cannot bear to watch his people exposed to the elements
Working tirelessly, he answers their laments

After twelve years, he contracted leprosy
Though his foot was plagued, he couldn't help but feel pleased
Now, as one in body and soul with the diseased
He has fully integrated into their community

Damien, the selfless
Humbly serves the lepers' needs
He shares his pipe willingly
Despite the risk of disease



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Love the music

... But the vocals make me fear for your vocal cords. I'm by no means a vocal coach, but from what I can hear, you aren't doing your growling properly, and it will bite you in the ass down the road. Not to say it sounds bad... It actually sounds pretty good.
Along with that, your clean vocals show you have a pretty good voice as well.

Biggest complaint, me fearing for your vocal cords aside, is that the intro is freaking awesome, but I feel that once the intro is done it dies down to a more cliché metal sound that I feel I've heard a million times before.

Although the transition between heavy and soft was pulled off nearly seamlessly, which can be difficult, so kudos for that. And I particularly loved the short "After twelve years... " section, it really brought back the feeling I got from the intro.

This has been a return review from yours truly, sorry it took so long, been rather busy lately... Keep up the good work!

abyss776 responds:

Thanks a lot for the review! As far as vocals go, I don't know whether I'm doing them right or wrong. All I know is that it doesn't hurt, and I've never lost my voice from doing this. My screams/growls are usually better sounding, but they were kind of off when I recorded this. Hopefully I'm not messing up my throat... =p

I understand what you're saying about the cliché metal sound. Unfortunately, my friend and I had to write and record all of the guitar riffs in about 3 hours. So, we lost a bit of the creativity that usually goes into that process.

Don't worry about taking so long. I didn't expect a return review anyway, but I really appreciate that you took the time to listen to this and to share your constructive criticism!


Rated 2 / 5 stars

sorry good beat but not very good

i like the instruments but the voicing is not impressive it sounds like a poor dethklok nathan explosion knock off

abyss776 responds:

Yeah, I see what you're getting at. My voice wasn't exactly at its best yesterday, but the project was due today. So, unfortunately, the vocals weren't as good as they could have been. I'm considering rerecording them. At the moment, I'm trying to learn how to master a track and mix better.

In any case, thanks for the review!