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Another 7-string idea for Construct's second album.

I've been holding on to this one until I could work on it further, and now it's at a point where I feel it's near enough finished.

I experimented more with some jazzy chords and slightly different chord progressions.

This is the first time I've experimented with standard tuning in D# standard with a low A#.

You can hear a bit of Soilwork influence in this one, and there's an interesting key change part way through.

Also available on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/xenogenocide/refractor


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Nice guitar

So the guitar in this is really good I live the guitar you bring forward here some nice stuff and even some variation of the guitar the drums not so bad could use more focus on the drums though overall this was some really good and solid sound here

More mixture of drums and more focus on the drums as well


Xenogenocide responds:

I updated this last year man, see here: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/782199

Yo, been a fan of yours for like a decade. Seriously. Glad to see you still making music.

My only complaints with this piece is really muddy mixing, relatively inaudible bass, compressed to death, extremely heavy sub frequencies forcing you turn up your lo-mids to maintain consistent dynamics. Bass is almost inaudible despite definite sub presence. I can't hear your articulations. Rhythm guitars could probably use some more of those djenty mids. I want to hear a little more of your fingers on those strings too, probably between 12k and 15k.

Drums are also really hidden in the mix until 4:26, especially cymbals and hats. Definitely a compression issue. I'm starting to hear a little bit of extra distortion when things get extra loud.

That said, fantastic work on this composition. Despite mix issues almost making my head hurt at points, I freaking love it. Great job keeping things consistent, in your face, but laid back and varied at the same time. Another complaint, I'd like a slightly longer tail on your release at the end of that epic outro. Totally was not ready for this song to be over!

No words can describe it. 10/10

I always knew you were gonna be a professional musician.

Good stuff, man. All the way through I felt a sense of intensity, a feeling I love when listening to metal. I always love the more melodic parts you tend to give in your songs, with the guitar. It's really lovely, as in vocalized metal, you kind of get that screaming and such with really no straight melody at times. That's why I love listening to this instrumental metal, it's melodic at times, while always giving a driving feel to it sometimes as well. Nice job, keep up the good work.

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4.45 / 5.00

Jun 14, 2016
6:56 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
14.1 MB
6 min 11 sec

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