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Hare Kristmas
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Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:25 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:16 pm 
 

Obviously, first things first, any creative decision you make when writing/recording songs should be driven by what you like, since presumably you're making music the way you'd like it to be. "If it sounds good, it is good."

But beyond that, what kinds of unorthodox things do you do in your music? Have you broken genre in any cool ways? Have you found a unique way to deliver vocals or dial in a guitar tone? If I were to listen to 100 random metal songs and yours was only one of them, what would stand out about your song?

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Drummer_Master
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Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:38 am
Posts: 4
Location: 4431 Commonwealth St, Detroit, MI 48208
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:16 am 
 

I always thought Rob Halford put a lot of disco into his vocals
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diamond_famicom
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:03 pm
Posts: 66
Location: bloomington, IN
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:13 am 
 

I like to do gothy/melodic lead guitar stuff with most metal styles. just add some chorus and switch to your neck pick-up. shredding solos are cool, but sometimes you just need something moody and melodic.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:57 am
Posts: 871
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 am 
 

Well, I'm working on this drone project that also has dark jazz components. Doomjazzy Twin Peaksness.
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EzraBlumenfeld
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Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:50 pm
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Location: Land of No Return
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:00 pm 
 

Adding or imply 12-bar blues chord changes in a metal riff is always awesome.
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The Ardbeg Wizard
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Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:57 am
Posts: 871
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:55 am 
 

EzraBlumenfeld wrote:
Adding or imply 12-bar blues chord changes in a metal riff is always awesome.


Reaaaaally depends what genre. I can't stand it in black metal. But in stoner/doom metal, I love it.
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Element_man
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Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:37 am
Posts: 850
Location: Vancouver, Canada
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:50 pm 
 

I make a pretty strong effort to listen to my influences' influences so I've been channeling a lot of British folk rock revival (and other straight traditional folk), golden-age of jazz fusion and prog rock stuff of late.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:49 pm 
 

i blend naked city style splatter jazz in incantation-ish songs.
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MRmehman
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Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:34 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Painted World of Ariamis
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:43 am 
 

I'm trying to introduce more Irish Folk into my black/doom band. More 6/8 songs for me!
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iDead
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:03 am
Posts: 27
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:38 am 
 

i just make dark ambient\noise\drone, just atmospheric stuff. I love Black Metal to much to record it, dont want to get accused of copying some kvlt band if you get me. I would get burnt on a stake haha.

Look you dont create art for anyone but yourself in reality and if even one more person likes it you have achieved something. So you create whatever you feel like at that moment, shit if you want banjo in your Black metal song and it sounds good to you just fucking do it cause you like it :D
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Ebheron
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Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Posts: 35
Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:20 pm 
 

It's nothing new but lately I'm trying to incorporate baroque/classical orchestration to my songs:

https://soundcloud.com/lucasmmgatti/the ... re/s-nErNL

A WIP of a song, probably will release it next month.
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Airon13
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Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:27 am
Posts: 14
Location: Spain
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:07 am 
 

I'm right now playing drums in a heavy metal- punk band, so I try to incorporate elements from both styles. Then the "unconventional part" would be the pop-rock elements, like fills, some beats and stuff, I started playing drums listening and playing along to The Bangles songs, so there you go
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Woutjinho
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:28 pm
Posts: 78
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:09 am 
 

I implement samples of nuclear sirens and explosions in my music. I actually started my project as a dark ambient project and the latest album is atmospheric black metal but I think it's a great combination. My project is called Atomization and all the lyrics are about Nuclear Warfare so it fits.
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EphemeralHypostasis
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Posts: 1
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:59 am 
 

Essentially, I am trying to incorporate Jazz Fusion elements into metal properly. And as far as I know no one in metal or the progressive rock genre for that matter knows what the hell Fusion is about so there isn't any proper art in this area of experimentation. My goal is to shave off all the useless extended improvisational wank and weird shit that plagued Fusion (and what probably killed it) and just leave what is most important: virtuosic musicianship, well placed improvisation, complex/non-functional chord progressions, vamps, and insane musical crunchiness. Hopefully something amazing will come of this.

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mynameischris
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Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:35 am
Posts: 3
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:51 pm 
 

Personally I like ambient music, some dub, some jazz and stuff that is experimental in nature (manipulating audio files in ways bands like No Heat did back with tape in the 70-80s, minimalist music, strange (not necessarily strange, just not common) instruments, strange voice tones or even cryptic lyrics). Anything that sounds sorta strange but good will usually grab my ears attention.

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