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Demon at the Door

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Another song from my album coming next month, i did this for a client for $11, message me if you want me to make you a song, we can negotiate a price.


Altogether, this isn't a bad song but I found a few things that I think could have been done better.
The intro riff and organ doesn't work for me, it seems the organ was used in the intro simply so it could be used again later in the solo (Which would have had an awesome 80's feel if it wasn't an organ.)
The breakdowns make the song convoluted and hard to listen to at times. It causes a break in the flow of the song that the trem simply doesn't remedy.
When writing drums as a non-drummer, which I assume you are, it becomes easy to negate the real value of what drums can do for your sound. The drums you used here are very predictable, which is an unfortunate as a less "by the book" use of drum samples could have made this song stand out. Are the drum samples a preset? They sound very flat and the snare lacks that lovely "crack" or "snap" that makes metal drums sound so ferocious.
Without vocals I guess it's hard to judge what you were going for with this song but it simply lacks a catchy or almost pop-like hook that would have served as a chorus.
"The Faceless" might be a good band to listen to if you need some inspiration for good metal drums that don't get too out of hand. (I'm talking constant gravity or blast beats) They are also great at keeping a song flowing while utilising breakdowns pretty often.
Good luck!

RealFaction responds:

...I am a drummer :/, so....sure this is all digital but I have what I have in my program to work with. Truthfully this was a song for a client so the general idea was to work with it until they were happy and not beyond that like most of my music. I see what you're getting at, so thanks though, I'll try to work with it but I got a limited library.

The organ on this is really awesome, its a nice blend with the rest of the music. But what I think its really lacking is a sense of a musical focal point. Right now the attention is only on the guitar and the riffage for the majority of the song, but the riffs can not carry the song alone. It needs a melody or a lead section of some kind.

Perhaps if the organ had a more active roll the way it does when it comes back into the music at around 1 minute in. I think if that part had come in earlier after we introduce the guitars and lasted for the whole way through the song it would be twice as successful. I also think it would eliminate any feeling of repetitiveness from the guitars because our attention would be focused on the organ instead of the riffs.

Also, in my opinion as far as the EQ goes its got plenty of bass and would be drowning in it if it had any more and I think its just fine where it is.

RealFaction responds:

True. I agree, and yeah I think the bass is fine. Really this song was to make a client happy but yeah i agree, I also noticed some clipping in the mixing slightly. Thanks.

Starts off strong, but the riffs are really repetitive and frankly I feel like it goes a little too fast. There's not enough organ in it, and it feels like that's mainly because the organ wouldn't have sounded right if it were trying to keep up with the guitar.

Anyway, going back to what I said earlier, I feel like the riffs just play one after the other without much coherence (one riff, two riff, three riff, four, five riff, six riff, seven riff, more). That, and you could stand to put in some bass too.

RealFaction responds:

True, it was mainly work for a client to make them happy but yeah, I agree. However there is plenty of bass in this track. Thanks.

No shred
this metal makes me sad faced :<
the guitar riffage was epic though.

RealFaction responds:

Not sure what you mean but thanks.

This is a pretty epic battle theme I guess. This combination of organ and metal atumatically reminds me of DevilMayCry an The Darkness.
Very nice , good job.

RealFaction responds:

Ha, yeah! Thanks :)

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4.54 / 5.00

Jun 21, 2013
7:28 PM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
5.7 MB
2 min 30 sec

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