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Sep 3, 2014 | 12:27 PM EDT
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9.3 MB
4 min 5 sec
4.60 / 5.00

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Rated 4.60 / 5 stars
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Metal, Rock - Heavy Metal

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*Submission for Round 1 of the Underdog Contest*

Finally got round to finishing this, the track I submitted for the Underdog Contest (and it got me into the finals!).
This is the song I submitted for the final round:
I think Underdogs Rise is much better... Check that one out instead! :P

For this re-upload, I Improved the mix and added a few details. It's still not great, in my opinion, lacks some dramatic high-point and it feels a bit generic, but hey, you can't always out-do yourself.
About the song:
This song is linked in theme to my previous upload, Ego Betrayed. It's about being down in the deep part of a depression and trying to understand why I'm there. I always get a strong urge to sing my depression away and songs like this are the result. I don't know if it's "real" depression or not, but it feels pretty terrible.

*spoiler* The ending is sudden on purpose, I hope you felt the impact from it.

Here I stand
A part of everything
A piece of this broken jigsaw
We're made of stars
But we long to shine
As if we've lost our light

That's what I see
That's what I know
That's all there is
No tomorrow

I'm lost forever
In this tidal flow
There's only so much in me
Comes crashing down
This world around me
What can I do

That's what I see
That's what I know
That's all there is
No tomorrow

Things that went into the song:
LTD F400 guitar (METAL!)
Izotope mixing stuffs (Nectar, Alloy, Ozone)
EWQL strings, pianos, Stormdrum 2.
NI Studio Drummer
Line 6 UX2 audio interface
Rode NT1 microphone
Lots of head banging when I wrote the main riff. Lots of headbanging.
Crazy dancing around with my guitar when I played the solo.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Cool rock piece dude !
I like the crunchy sound of your guitars and vocal chords (I wish I could sing).
And congrats for your result on the NGAUC.

MetalRenard responds:

Thanks! I always love hearing when someone likes my voice, it's the part I'm really focusing on these days, I want to get really good at singing. My other one (Underdogs Rise) has better vocals I think, but I'm glad you liked these.
And trust me, I think anyone can sing. It's about 50% confidence and 50% practice! Believe you can, practice and record yourself over and over. It took me a couple of years of randomly singing here and there to get to this point and I still have so much to learn.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

To honest,this is pretty good(love the melody of this song).If you decide to add more,keep up with this feeling cause I personally think it's awesome(that intro is amazing too!)

MetalRenard responds:

Some other reviews were right (on the previous upload - this is an update) when they said it lacked a "peak" or some kind of edge to it I think. But I'm glad you like it though, thanks!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Im a big fan of pianos opening for guitar riffs, Well played Mr. Fox, Well Played.

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Thanks buddy!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sounds awesome; the part where the instruments all went silent and only the vocals could be heard, followed by a crescendo of the instruments was the part I enjoyed the most, along with the piano/guitar intro. But really, I was expecting something in the ending; it felt a bit confusing (probably what you intended). Great work!

MetalRenard responds:

Yeah, I wasn't too pleased with this one, I feel it has a few major flaws. Honestly though I chose the outro to be that way on purpose. Straight from the loudest section in the song and after the sentence "There's no tomorrow" it ends in silence. Dramatically.
It's a statement more than anything and your confusion is perfect, exactly what I wanted from the listener. :)