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Batten Down The Hatches

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Ahoy mates! I did this awhile back and finally decided to release this on Newgrounds. Its not my first attempt at the pirate genre, but its one of my best.

Gear used
Laguna LE200 Guitar(Gearbox used for tone)
Yamaha RBX460 Bass
Steven Slate used for drums
Reaper(mixing and Mastering)
Samson C01 Mic(ART TPS II preamp)
It was me and me crew 25 years ago
The sea was calm when I heard a mighty wind blow
I grabbed me compass and looked to the west
A ship with a flag and a beguileing battle crest
I Signaled to me first mate and yelled out to the crew


Batten down the hatches and climb aboard
Jump into battle and raise your sword
Loot and plunder within our grasp
Our victory is iron clad

As we pulled in closer I witnessed the strength of the fleet
60 cannons broadside as I tremble in me feet
I grabbed a flintlock, and cutless sharp and true
We loaded up the chainshot and prepared to make it through
I cried out through the fog, and signaled to my crew


Great plumes of flame spit out of the black
The sound of splintering wood echo as we attack
Once more we board the ship of our foe
Victory will be ours for this I surely know
I shout once more to the crew as we take aim


HQ Version on Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/el ectrichobo-1/batten-down-


Nice! Both lyrics and music are good, but the voice feels really distant. The voice is a bit tense too, not too bad but still more like talking than singing. It works well for the verses but it would be nice with some more vocalism in the chorus. Have you tried that? Even if you can't sing it'd liven up the piece. :) Everything syncs well overall, and it's complete with a solo towards the end. Nice work!


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Megamannt92 responds:

I'm not much of a singer yeah. haha I tried to do the song in a more Alestorm style, but now that you mention it....it could benefit from more vocalism(neat word btw) on the chorus.

Great song man, heavy metal pirates are awesome. The mix was really well done too, the guitar tone is pretty kick ass. Ill have to take your advise and check out that gearbox.

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Megamannt92 responds:

Thanks man I appreciate the feedback! I'm not sure if they make gearbox anymore(I think its discontinued) , but you can get POD farm which is pretty much gearbox with some improvements.

wow that was badass!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Megamannt92 responds:

Thanks mate! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Credits & Info


3.69 / 5.00

Jan 30, 2013
2:24 PM EST
Heavy Metal
File Info
10.5 MB
4 min 35 sec

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