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mocata9
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon May 27, 2013 7:56 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:31 pm 
 

Ok, so here are a couple links to an EP I wrote and recorded last year, both on Bandcamp and Youtube. It was all done pretty quickly, in about a week and a half to two weeks. It is pretty much straight-forward death metal, mainly influenced by Mortician (although I don't tune down to G or whatever tuning Roger uses on a given album) and Impetigo, etc. I think the mix could be better, but I am not inclined to mess with stuff I have already put out. Hopefully, somebody digs it. If not, that's fine, because I like it.

https://mocata9.bandcamp.com/releases


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Prigione Eterna
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:14 pm 
 

mocata9 wrote:
Ok, so here are a couple links to an EP I wrote and recorded last year, both on Bandcamp and Youtube. It was all done pretty quickly, in about a week and a half to two weeks. It is pretty much straight-forward death metal, mainly influenced by Mortician (although I don't tune down to G or whatever tuning Roger uses on a given album) and Impetigo, etc. I think the mix could be better, but I am not inclined to mess with stuff I have already put out. Hopefully, somebody digs it. If not, that's fine, because I like it.

https://mocata9.bandcamp.com/releases



I've given a listen.
Not very original, but for what it does, it's excellent. Everything sounds deadly and grim.
To me the mix isn't bad at all, but I hear very noticeable pumping and distortion from compression/limiting, probably applied to the whole mix? It's especially bad on the faster parts. Snare and drums don't have definition, probably because the compression has too fast an attack, too.
Youtube's streaming audio quality likely degrades it even further, though.
If anything, I'd consider a re-master, because otherwise it's a very nice old-school sound.
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mocata9
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:43 pm 
 

Oh yeah, I am not reinventing the wheel with this one or anything. I honestly was just really bored when I wrote and recorded it. I wanted to record something, even if just demo versions of songs that I would re-record later and that is what I was originally doing with this. I am a big fan of Mortician, so that was just an easy way to go, although I think the difference in tunings sets this apart from what Mortician has done, as well as the lack of samples from movies. I just started writing songs and recording them immediately, one at a time. However, I just thought it sounded reasonably good enough to go out as is. I don't remember exactly what I did during the mixing, etc. but I do remember cranking up some stuff and getting this ridiculous pounding sound which I kind of dug and felt it fit the music, so I just went with it.

Thank you for checking it out.

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Prigione Eterna
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:56 pm 
 

Congratulations, lots of people, myself included, don't do things that are enjoyable to others when they are bored.
To be honest, I've tried listening to it on Bandcamp too and I think it sounds better. Did you perhaps upload mp3s or lower quality files on Youtube?
Anyway, it's good. Keep it up!
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mocata9
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:05 pm 
 

The Youtube video was put together by my friend, who runs that channel. I don't know what he used for that. It might have been limited by what software he had to use, I really don't know. It's cool that somebody thinks it is at least enjoyable to listen to, other than me, of course. Honestly, it is very difficult being original these days, so I don't necessarily try to do that. I don't want to carbon copy a band, either, but if I can put out some decent songs that somebody has a good time listening to, that is a success in my eyes.

Since there is a link your signature, I am there right now, listening to your stuff. Just starting listening to it, though. I will post again once I have heard more.

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Prigione Eterna
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:12 pm 
 

Hey, be my guest.
It wasn't really a criticism when I said "not original", rather an assessment of fact. It's not like one always has to push the envelope.
I myself am a fan of some bands that at least started out as "clones" of others.
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mocata9
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:27 pm 
 

I absolutely did not take it as a criticism when you said unoriginal, just to clarify. I think you were being honest, which I like. Also, once I looked at your name, I notice it was Italian, then I went to the link and verified you are based in Italy, which is really kind of funny, since I am really a big fan of your country, the food, and the language. All the songs on that EP are inspired by Italian films, too. Just for fun, since your English is waaaaay better than my Italian: Io studio Italiano, ma non parlo bene la lingua. Mi piace Italia. Io leggo fumetti orrore: Dylan Dog,I sanguinari, Il Vampire, Lo Scheletro, etc.

I hope that wasn't too painful to read. I actually wrote a song in Italian (about Dylan Dog), just to practice. It is for another band, one with my friend who runs that Youtube channel. Once we get the album recorded, we will try to get it onto the Archives.

I dig the mid-paced thing you got going on. You also seemed to go with a cleaner, almost thrash guitar tone, which makes everything nice and clear. Keep at it. First and foremost, with music or any creative endeavor, you should make something you enjoy. If others enjoy it as well, that is a bonus. Also, if it is something that gets you through a bad patch in life, then it is a really good thing. So far, I have only heard stuff off Residues, so I haven't heard anything else.

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Prigione Eterna
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:02 pm 
 

Man, I used to read Dylan Dog years ago, good stuff. I myself am a big fan of Argento's movies, whereas you seem to be into more straight-up horror, perhaps Lucio Fulci, Cannibal Holocaust etc.? That's what I gather from the songs, at least. Italy's popular culture used to be very good, nowadays, not so much, I'm afraid. The food's still good, at least!
Don't worry, foreigners usually have a hard time with Italian, it's not everywhere like English. Looking forward to hearing the song in Italian, a death metal song written in Italian by somebody who's not from Italy is quite unique a thing!
Yes, my stuff isn't really death metal, but I am a fan of it. I agree with what you say, that's pretty much my attitude too.
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mocata9
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:31 pm 
 

The song in Italian is actually a bit more on the black metal side. I am also a big fan of Argento. His book (the English translation, of course) is one of the more recent books I have read. However, much of his stuff is more of the giallo thing, which isn't necessarily horror, but there is a lot of crossover. Also, Italy has some of the best composers: Ennio Morricone, Fabio Frizzi, Nico Fidenco, Riz Ortolani, Franco Micalizzi, Goblin, etc. Quite a remarkable place, Italy. As far as writing in Italian, it seemed a fun idea to practice my Italian, but also, so many people from other countries write in English, which they are not that comfortable with, so it only seemed fair that I make a similar attempt. At least once. The band the Italian song is for, Sordid God, will hopefully make it onto the Archives once we record the album. The song, by the way, is "Indagatore dell'incubo".

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Prigione Eterna
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:28 pm 
 

What can I say, I don't want to blow my own horn and surely not everything that comes from Italy is that good, but I love many things of my country's culture and it's great that it's appreciated around the world as well.
Looking forward to hearing it, can't imagine any reason why it shouldn't be on the Archives once it's out.
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interstellar_medium
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Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:41 am
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Location: Russia
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:31 am 
 

mocata9 wrote:
As far as writing in Italian, it seemed a fun idea to practice my Italian, but also, so many people from other countries write in English, which they are not that comfortable with, so it only seemed fair that I make a similar attempt.


That takes so much guts, IMO :) Kudos!

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Niklas Sanger
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Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:17 pm
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 11:32 pm 
 

https://gallowshymn.bandcamp.com/track/the-assayer-single

My band just released a new single and it is only our second time working with operatic vocalists. What do you guys think overall? (production, writing, performances etc)
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interstellar_medium
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Location: Russia
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 5:11 pm 
 

^The mix is much better this time :)) I also love how the song develops towards the end.

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Hollowmusic
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Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Slovenia
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2021 6:04 am 
 

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!

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Bad at Life
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:47 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:56 pm 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4ZoPWHIoLQ

Go easy on me, I recorded this under unusual circumstances. I did guitar and vocals here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9W6wXKNHu4

So this is something I did myself. Again, the circumstances were unusual so the production is shoddy and well, I'm not much of a drummer.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... life+decay

There's a bit more death metal influence here.

I hope some of you like it. I admit, it's pretty rough around the edges.

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Bad at Life
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:01 pm 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ExTExr1pE

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

I forgot about these two. The live one turned out pretty nice considering the equipment we had. A couple of Schecter Omen guitars, a $99 Orange amp, some pile of rubbish electric kit, a peavey bass plugged into a horrid acoustic amp and an sm58. The song bad at life pretty much sums up what I'm going for. Bad at life - Bad at music.

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Bad at Life
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:01 pm 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6R4dao1ckI

I played bass on this album. Used a 6 string Brice and a Peavey Vb-2 with a mesa 4x10..

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Bad at Life
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:13 pm 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeaGK4T6aNI&t=240s

This was with me with local doom legends Hallow some years back.

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Bad at Life
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:28 pm 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKQCCMJ3tgs

Me with Omnihility again.

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Bad at Life
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:32 pm 
 

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

And some more Omnihility. I haven't seen this stuff for years. Kinda cool to go back over it.

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Nocturnal_Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:24 am 
 

Hey guys, I've started a melodic/atmospheric black metal project. I do all the instruments/mixing here, and would appreciate some feedback.

https://soundcloud.com/user-775300368/midsummer-night

Thanks!

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