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Aug 7, 2014 | 9:25 AM EDT
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7.8 MB
3 min 25 sec
4.44 / 5.00

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Rated 4.44 / 5 stars
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Metal, Rock - Heavy Metal

Author Comments

This song was... hard to write. Not only because it's deeply personal, about depression and not being able to discuss it with anyone, but also because I chose to be creative with the lyrics and vocals. I'm not sure I should give it away but I guess I should in case someone misses that part (below, with spoiler warning). As usual, I've learnt a lot about my voice and singing while doing this one too. I've completely changed how I sang it from Mechanical Hypocrisy (which was much more "breathy") to a smoother, more powerful style, befitting of metal. I hope you like both the deep, dark, gravelly style and also the higher more operatic style.

I'm still tweaking the mix but it's 99% there. It's probably a case of playing with the volume in places now. Comments on that are welcome if you want to help. I've worked on this for 2 weeks so I've lost perspective.
Thanks. :)

[spoiler alert]
The first verse and second verse appear to be the same but are reflections of each other. I wrote the lyrics so that I could swap the words from each verse and change their meaning from something dark to something much lighter. To push this further I completely changed how I sang them. [/Spoiler over!]

(whispered) I wish...
To taste the summer's rain
As it falls upon this shattered plane.
Decay of a sombre light
As it flows from under this darkened night

The adopted mask we love to wear
Ego portrayed!
I cannot reveal,
I cannot confess,
How I feel betrayed.

To taste the summer's light
As it falls upon this shattered night.
Decay of a sombre rain
As it flows from under this darkened plane.

The adopted mask we love to wear
Ego portrayed!
I cannot reveal,
I cannot confess,
How I feel betrayed.

Do you know the truth?
Until you know the truth

(whispered) Just let me be.

Guitar: LTD F400
Acoustic guitar I borrowed of a friend.
Rode NT1 condenser microphone.
Line 6 UX2, custom guitar tones + preamp.
Native Instruments Studio Drummer - percussion
EWQL Hollywood strings (not easy to hear, just adds depth during one part)
Native Instruments Absynth for some pads (notably in the intro).
Native Instruments Guitar Rig + several plugins for mixing such as reverbs etc.
Izotope Nectar 2, Alloy 2 and Ozone 5.

Erm... I think that's it. Oh and lots of tea. Lots of tea.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

so epic, love the atmosphere! n__n keep doing your thing!
- Pandasticality


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You never seem to disappoint lol and I agree with Big-Cronk,it reminds me of anime(though for me it's more of a Title song for an RPG game)

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MetalRenard responds:

Thanks! That's a huge compliment. It's interesting you guys would both think that. Maybe it's the theme of the lyrics too, that lends itself to the anime/RPG scene? Hmm, something to ponder.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This reminds me of like an intro for a television show or an anime, I like it!

MetalRenard responds:

Well I watch a lot of anime so that wouldn't surprise me! :)
Thanks for having a listen and leaving your thoughts buddy.