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MJS71
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Joined: Sun May 24, 2015 10:39 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:05 pm 
 

Nocturnal_Evil wrote:
Hey everyone,

I've posted here before, but since then my group's made some progress in our musical journey. More specifically, my band released an EP a couple days back, which I was hoping you'd give a listen and some feedback to. The work is a mix of folk-tinged melodeath and atmospheric black metal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDSIez6mE6g

Timestamps are in the description. Thanks!


I just listened through it and I am a fan. My one main piece of criticism (as a bassist) is that turning the bass up a bit would make the music feel a little more full and would add some meat to the guitars (which do have a good tone and production on their own). Also vocals would add to the atmosphere. But great songwriting and playing overall!
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Arkhane
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Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:39 pm
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Location: South Texas
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:31 pm 
 

Hollowmusic wrote:
Hey everyone, recently i released a single "Praise the Sun" under the name Astora. Its Melodic Death Metal but also slightly influenced by Harakiri For The Sky. I would like some honest critical feedback on the song, and on the actual mix, since im getting closer and closer to finishing recording the whole 2nd LP album.

Here are the links:
Lyrics video:

Bandcamp:
https://astora-metal.bandcamp.com/

Hope you enjoy it, and leave feedback.
Thanks!

The mix really didn't sound bad at all, but I did hear a couple of sour notes created by a possibly out of tune guitar. One of them was specifically at 1:47. I would check your intonation and tuning, and possibly go over those parts again.

Also, kudos for using a Dark Souls theme in your material. I loved that series.
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Meditari
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Joined: Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:12 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:03 pm 
 

This is my first time trying to make black metal and is the first song I've created in a long time, think there's any potential here? Btw I suck at vocals so there aren't any.
https://soundcloud.com/jcambient/frostscythe

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Bluesyboy
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:38 pm
Posts: 39
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:59 am 
 

Meditari wrote:
This is my first time trying to make black metal and is the first song I've created in a long time, think there's any potential here? Btw I suck at vocals so there aren't any.
https://soundcloud.com/jcambient/frostscythe

The riff that starts at 1:08 is kind of irritating so the fact that it keeps coming up kind of ruins the song. Maybe its just me or try cutting it out? I do like the main riff though, the part at 3:11, and the last riff is pretty cool. It reminds me of Taake.

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Meditari
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:10 am 
 

Thanks for the criticism! I changed things up a bit, maybe it's less irritating this time around.
https://soundcloud.com/jcambient/frostscythe-ii?si=cd963c28d3bd4b8b9bb935351c4a40e6

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Bluesyboy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:43 am 
 

Nice I enjoyed that a lot. Definitely has a lot of potential. I'd suggest adding another element and vocals to make it stand out though.

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DHM3434
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:46 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:13 am 
 

Hello all,

I just released a new EP with my project Dionysus Zagreus and am looking for some feedback on the production (and on the music in general). I've been having a hard time figuring out what subgenre to label this project as, if anyone can point me in the right direction!


https://open.spotify.com/album/4EAxEhkg ... bHdoBULz5w

https://dionysuszagreus.bandcamp.com/album/aqua-regia

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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: Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:59 pm 
 

it's pretty much instrumentally power metal.

very clean, i think the programmed drums could actually be pulled back further in the mix. i like what you got for tone on the guitars and bass.

i have to admit I really hate the vocals. They def need far more work. untrained, no range, offkey, and slightly off time. I get what you are going for but it just doesn't work. and as much as I hate saying it I think these work better as instrumentals.
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