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Description from MRM3's Channel:

Please listen n leave feedback, as this is my first actual metal composition!
Genre: Metal, Hard Rock, Rock
BPM: 180
Time Sig: 4/4
Time Spent: 3 days
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Since the below reviewer hasn't replied, I'll do the leg work for them. :)
Compositionally it's definitely metal. There's the staccated rhythm guitar, "heavy" sound, fast playing in the lead and heavy sounding (although more electronic) drums.

What makes it sound more video-game-y is that sound. The instruments are all virtual, none are recorded. It's so difficult to make virtual guitar sound realistic, even more so without the best tools.
For a start, the tone of the instruments you're using don't sound realistic and secondly the way they are played sounds fake. For example, in the lead, several notes in a row are the same and sound exactly the same. In a real recording, no 2 notes sound the same. The beauty is in the imperfection.

Having said that, Its a good song and I enjoyed listening. Where are you planning on going from here?

Jaybraham responds:

Omg this is my dream review 😍
Ok first off I just want to thank you and tell you that you have no idea how much it means that you'd write me a review like this!!! THANK YOUUU!!
And next I'd say that, with a budget of 0$, it is hard to make something better than complete trash metal.
Oh goodness I worked so hard to get a sound that is similar to guitar, so much EQ, so many effects, distortion, you name it. Im still not happy with it but it's as good as it's gonna get till I can find a way to record decently from my guitar.
Being someone who can play a little, I would have to agree, the beauty is in the imperfections. As I like to say "perfectly imperfect".
With the software I have, it would be exponentially hard to try to make it any more realistic then it is already, and to edit notes individually, I don't know if it would be possible.
I think I know where your talking about "all the notes sounded exactly the same" and if I am right, yeah I don't like that part either XD
the goal for the future is to keep trying, and then once I'm able to afford some sort of recording thing one way or another, to just record songs. Keep trying till I get it right!
Thanks once again for the review! I agree with all of it, and maybe the future will hold a better mixdown!

As for a heavy metal category, its... kinda.. fine?, if it was submited to Videogame maybe id gave it better score, but not what one expect from a heavy metal song you know

Jaybraham responds:

That is... fair?
I'd agree it's not exactly heavy metal, though i think it is closer to that then to a videogame style...?
It definitely does not have a very clear cut genre, according to this website.
haha thank you for the review and honest rate!
since you did score a 2, which is very low, would you mind telling me what else, besides just the genre disagreement, you had against the song?
Thank you :))

:) Hope you're doin' alright.

Jaybraham responds:

thanks. :)

Credits & Info


3.85 / 5.00

Feb 1, 2020
7:09 PM EST
Heavy Metal
File Info
1.5 MB
1 min 41 sec
  • LMMS

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.