Seven nation army COVER

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Well to take break from my submission for Dreams of Splendor i decided to spend the day making a cover.
So here it is a one day cover not great but was very fun to make xD


I'm not really used to writing reviews for covers, so apologies if this isn't the kind of review you were expecting. I wrote this review in the same way I usually write reviews for regular pieces, so keep in mind that in the end, my goal is to provide constructive criticism, not act like the Spanish Inquisition.

Anyway, the first point I'd like to make, is the lack of creativity here. I know this is a cover, but I personally really like it when people add their own flavour to a song they cover, not just copy-paste the original song with a new voice attached to it. Yes, I realise this was done just for fun, but try to look at it as general advice: it's a good song on its own, but in its current state it simply sounds too much like the original.

A few more specific points here. The bass in the original is what made it so epic. Here, however, the bass guitar is rather weak. Apart from that, there's too much compression on the drums. Compression can greatly enhance your mix, but in this case the compression is way too obvious. Lastly, there's a bit too much vibrato in your voice every now and then, and at times I thought you were trying to hold back, rather than 'sing with your soul'. The guitar parts were nice though!

All in all, a decent cover, but there is room for improvement. Good luck!

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DivoFST responds:

I agree with every single aspect of your review, i made this cover with a few simple things in mind...one of them was to have fun and i certainly did, i also wanted to train my midi composition so i tried to do this as close to the original as possible in instruments and finally i wanted to have something where i could sing to improve myself vocally as well.
I didn't have a bass here so i used a VSTi and i do realize it takes away a lot from the song, the drums im actually pretty happy with them (considering the objective was to sound like the original), the vocals i once again agree with you they are not great and the vibrato iv been using lately annoys me like hell but i cant control it.
Thanks for the review EagleGuard!


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DivoFST responds:

Not very explicit review but thanks anyway xD

This is pretty awesome! Clean guitar and nice drum samples. I haven't heard the original before but I think I'll end up looking it now! xD

Great work.

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DivoFST responds:

Its one of the most well known songs in the world and it is awesome i think you should look it up :)
Thanks a lot for the comment Shanath ;D

I didn't liked the automated bass and when the drums are suppose to do the little skip because it was suppose to be a beat or a measure back...other than that the singing, guitar, and everything else was perfect!!.....but those are my two cents...

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DivoFST responds:

Thanks a lot buddy!!
Yeah this was just a quick cover and i didnt have any bass at hand this one had to do.

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4.52 / 5.00

Jan 27, 2013
6:10 PM EST
General Rock
File Info
8.9 MB
3 min 55 sec

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