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Breaking the Law cover

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nothing like some good old Judas Priest. a kickass song, by a kickass band. now with a kickass attitude! har har


There I was completely wasting, out of work and down
all inside it's so frustrating as I drift from town to town
feel as though nobody cares if I live or die
so I might as well begin to put some action in my life

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

So much for the golden future, I can't even start
I've had every promise broken, there's anger in my heart
you don't know what it's like, you don't have a clue
if you did you'd find yourselves doing the same thing too

Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

You don't know what it's like!!

Breaking the law!

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One of my favorite songs and you really kicked it up with some extra energy. The guitar work was absolutely great. I wish I could've distinguished the vocals out of the mix better. The mix itself could use more work to warm the sounds up, but I know that shit is hard. I enjoyed this, never the less.

Schleif responds:

hey, thanks for the kind words! cool to still get feedback, even for my old stuff! much appreciated, sorry for the late reply!

Pretty good song. Not bad.

Schleif responds:

thanks! glad you dig!

Oh you bastard

This is one of my absolute favourites and you nailed it.
Although the british metal era in which this song was created is long gone, you pick that shit up like dog poo in the park and throw it right in my face. And I fucking love it.
Keep breaking the law you little rascal :3

Schleif responds:

haha thanks a lot man! good to see you around!

Hell yes, such a great cover, and well performed

Just as the title says.

Schleif responds:

glad you like it! thanks a lot bro!


I was going to cover this, dangit Schleif, why do you have to be better and faster at eveything than me!? D:<

Haha, just joking, I figured it was matter of time before you covered a good 'ol Jusdas Priest song.

Well, you sure as hell took this thing into your own style, you took this thing spun it upside down, smacked it around and claimed it as your own. And that's cool, this sounds like a modern adaptation of Breaking the Law, and I like it.

I like how you took a style that you approached Mercenary with, doing a clean, soft intro and then rocking the hell out of it. I recognised the tune, but that was the only thing that was similar, you took the same notes but presented them in a different way, then BAM, instant Schlief-mode.

I like the pattern you used on the drums, I probably figure it out if I wasn't lazy, but I'm useless when it comes to really technical stuff. Anyway, it works well here, in my opinon. I really like it.

You sped up the song and made it full of all sorts of other nuances, I think that makes this bad boy much more interesting, but you used some digital sounding leads with some harmonization. I don't know if I agree with it, but I can't see how it hurts at all. It makes this cover sound more digitat, as compared to the original more analog-sounding song.

I think the rhythm riffs you used may be the same, but you must have done something different with them, a different octave perhaps? Maybe, some of them sound nastier, and I like that. You do conflict between two lines going on at the same time really well. Especially towards the end.

You do so many things to make this your own, I think this is really cool, I'll show this around to all of my buddies who like Judas Priest.

Oh by the way, I love how you did the main tune on the drums, that was clever, you're more musically capable than you let on.

Keep rocking, my Swedish friend.

Schleif responds:

good to see you around Ryan! glad you like it man! yeah, i changed most of the riffs to fit my style, while still trying to keep the essence of the original. some of the rhythm-riffs are still more or less the same though, as you pointed out.
i thought a clean and calm intro would be a pretty cool idea, glad you like it!
thanks again fucker, your reviews are fantastic! keep rocking \m/

Credits & Info


4.37 / 5.00

Nov 29, 2011
7:12 PM EST
Heavy Metal
File Info
6.2 MB
3 min 23 sec

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