some nice metal riffs in here
thats a nice good collection of demo riffs youve got in here dude. where you planning on using all the riffs in one song? I could see them put together to create a nice diverse song, but they also could be good individual base riffs for different tracks.
the first riff is a pretty kickass melodical bit, kinda sounds like a dreamtheater intro. Love the drums in here, like the good hi hat rolls in here, sounds pretty sick.
the second one is pretty \m/ and evil sounding. it would get kinda boring, but the second part of the riff sets up a nice intro for a solo. nice double bass work in this one.
the third one is pretty nice one..really good job on the guitar once again, and is packed with another good metal guitar bit. the open hi hat adds some nice intensity
the acoustic section carries a nice rhythm. the lead is nice and soft...its pretty nice that you didnt go "all out metal" throughout your album, so props for including hits. the lead guitar flows over the top nicely. do you have a nice section with a reverb soaked guitar in there too? seems like I tell a lot of people that, maybe I have a reverb fetish haha :P
the fourth riff is probably my favorite. love the metallish sound with the little dissonant fills on the guitar. the solo guitar plays a really nice chromatic sounding riff too.
the fifth riff is probably the most diverse one you've got featured here. sounds kinda medieval, it reminds me of batman. the first half sounds megadethish, and then when you conclude it sounds a tad like metallica.
so definetly a nice album that I would probably look into. some nice interesting riffs in here. great performance as well, some of these licks sound like they would require a great deal of dexterity.
clarity wise, the track is clear for the most part. nice dark, distorted tones suited for metal. drums are good too. your acoustic guitar tones are pretty sweet as well, they could have been a bit crisper, but whatever. use different levels EQs to make the lead and rhythm sound more distinct too. I also would mind a wider variety of tones used throughout your track, too make your album more distinct and interesting. the solo guitar tones are not too bad either, I say they need more punch, more of a screaming, sharp tone I guess. all in all tho, nothing major to incorporate.
the track is nice and original as well...it wasnt too typical of "chug chug chug" sound like a lawnmower, no emotion repetive power chord riffs. you've definetly got some nice melodies and well constructed riffs in here. its not stuff that blows me away by its uniqueness, but youve definetly got a distinguishable style that would appeal to a metal audience IMO. keep up the good work and good luck with your album!