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Lemme see how you peeps dig this. Another demo. This is how the full version is gonna sound. What do you guys think?
Vocals are done by my man - PhallicNinja

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This is all kinds of badass. \m/

My complaints are few and fairly trivial in the grand scheme of things, because they really don't take away from the song at all.
First, I think the guitars are ever so slightly lacking some presence, overtaken a bit too much by the drums (Notably the kick) and the vocals. It's not so much so that it ruins the experience any, but it does feel like they could be pulled forward just a tiny bit.
Second, it's so short... I'd love to hear a longer version of this.
And honestly, that's about it. I could list the fact that I'm not a huge fan of straight up growl/scream tracks, but I can't really dock points for that, because that's really my personal preference, that I like to hear some singing in metal as well.

All that aside, awesome riffing, awesome vocals, I really liked it, keep it up. \m/

adilovemetal responds:

thanks man :)

Great song. I'm not a metalhead except for a few whims and grunting isn't exactly my style, but I can still respect this. Very well mixed. Transparent. You can hear all the individual instruments easily. The drums sound best of all. It's more difficult to hear what the guitars are doing sometimes. The bass could've been deeper and more droning. The synth effects at the beginning sound a bit disconnected. It's like they're just there for the sake of having an intro. I think an intro with some suspenseful chords would've been more interesting. The song would also have been more interesting if you used some synthetic effects or pads during the rest of the song. And/or some symphonic instruments like strings. Doesn't have to be too dominant. But the instruments you use are pretty standard for metal. It would become more interesting with additional less common instruments added. Overall good job.

adilovemetal responds:

Thank you :) Yes I have to do something about the synth in the beginning. Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate it.

Sounds fuckin awesome man. One tip I can give you - pan your guitars a little harder so that the leads are clearer. Particularly at the beginning. I want to know whats going on with each guitar individually but they seem to blend together. If you do that and feel like the rhythm needs to sound more full - what I've been doing is doubling the rhythm (Not just copying it but recording it twice) and putting the doubled part in the center rather then panned. If it's a little too loud you can record it fully palm muted and it just fills out the section a little better.

The only other comment I have is that it's short. This is an epic track! Keep it goin for another verse! Maybe a break down right where it currently ends and then back into the lead riff?

Again - these are only suggestions.. I think it sounds awesome.

adilovemetal responds:

I did the same thing. I recorded the guitars 4 times. Panned hard and panned 70% I think I have to pan all of them hard :)
And yes, its just a demo ;) Stay tuned. And thank you for the feedback I appreciate it

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Jul 13, 2013
2:35 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
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5.2 MB
2 min 18 sec

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