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Metal

By djippy on August 9, 2020 2:00 am

Disclamer: I do not listen to metal music, I am not too familiar with the genre. I just wanted to try to do a track that sounds heavy, with fast drums (all programmed ones, I cannot play like that (at least not now, I would have to practice A LOT))

I was fun to record, I am happy about how thick the guitar sounds.

Not much there, drop D tuning, some dissonant chords.

Metal!

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August 10, 2020 1:11 am

I'm not a big metal head either so I can't comment much on how it works in that genre, but you've definitely succeeded in creating something heavy sounding.  Your raw guitar sound goes well with this style for sure.

August 10, 2020 3:35 am

Nice man, you nailed it.  Love the ominous guitar lead that starts at 0:25.

August 10, 2020 9:20 am

Metal isn't too tough to nail down, strong drums, many guitars, lots of distortion. It's surf rock with distortion basically.

August 10, 2020 11:57 am

I do not listen to metal music either. But the fast drums and the massive fuzz make it sound like that. Maybe you have to have a certain state of mind with angryness and nihilism to achieve that goal. I don`t know.

August 10, 2020 1:22 pm

I like when people approach genres without knowing everything about it because they bring something fresh! Rockin' track!

August 16, 2020 1:43 am

Metal head here. I enjoyed this and this is certainly a metal tune even though I can tell you don't listen to much metal haha. Dissonance is definitely a common characteristic in metal, often just think of playing riffs in minor but include a b2 or b5 in most riffs. If you're interested in a pretty short but informative lesson on it, Signal Music Studios did a good video on it. So many metal bands are influenced by Metallica so learning what they do gets you pretty far knowledge-wise.

Also, double tracking distorted guitars makes them sound super duper think and harmonic. smile Have fun! Hope you keep experimenting!

August 16, 2020 12:46 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

I'm not a big metal head either so I can't comment much on how it works in that genre, but you've definitely succeeded in creating something heavy sounding.  Your raw guitar sound goes well with this style for sure.


Thanks! I actually think that guitars should be tightened for this genre but it is ok. smile

Chrisfoo wrote:

Nice man, you nailed it.  Love the ominous guitar lead that starts at 0:25.


Thanks! I'd love to have more shredding skills, but I am too lazy to put the time into it... Ooops.

Devieus wrote:

Metal isn't too tough to nail down, strong drums, many guitars, lots of distortion. It's surf rock with distortion basically.


I'll have to do more surf rock songs this year. Those are very fun to do. smile

Q-Rosh wrote:

I do not listen to metal music either. But the fast drums and the massive fuzz make it sound like that. Maybe you have to have a certain state of mind with angryness and nihilism to achieve that goal. I don`t know.


I think it is a matter of tastes... I wouldn't say that metal is "surf rock on distortion" but definitely this is Rock... I am a big fan of Rock, I can appreciate some metal.

Sodabelly wrote:

I like when people approach genres without knowing everything about it because they bring something fresh! Rockin' track!


Thanks a lot! I am not a "clinical/intellectual" type for the music creation. I think it goes a little against me for this style.

ViridianLoom wrote:

Metal head here. I enjoyed this and this is certainly a metal tune even though I can tell you don't listen to much metal haha. Dissonance is definitely a common characteristic in metal, often just think of playing riffs in minor but include a b2 or b5 in most riffs. If you're interested in a pretty short but informative lesson on it, Signal Music Studios did a good video on it. So many metal bands are influenced by Metallica so learning what they do gets you pretty far knowledge-wise.

Also, double tracking distorted guitars makes them sound super duper think and harmonic. smile Have fun! Hope you keep experimenting!


Thanks a lot! This is great to have a review from a metal head. I'll have a look into the lesson as it is always good to learn stuff, try to understand a little. For this track, I think I should have tightened the guitars, time edit would have done the job. Those tracks are done quickly as well and I think that for most of metal tracks, timing should be tight. I am not a fan of the delay I did add on the guitars as well but it is what it is.

I am on vacation this week, will be back home this pm, did not start this week song... This will be a fast one, or a wip Bertrude track. Have a great week all!

August 24, 2020 4:24 pm

"I'll have to do more surf rock songs this year. Those are very fun to do. "


That'd be awesome. Does anyone know if anyone on here has been sharing surf tracks? I'd love to hear them.

August 24, 2020 4:50 pm
Modulated Drummer wrote:

"I'll have to do more surf rock songs this year. Those are very fun to do. "


That'd be awesome. Does anyone know if anyone on here has been sharing surf tracks? I'd love to hear them.

Not sure if there are many other this year by other members, but I did release this one https://weeklybeats.com/djippy/music/lo … each-party

August 24, 2020 5:00 pm
djippy wrote:
Modulated Drummer wrote:

"I'll have to do more surf rock songs this year. Those are very fun to do. "

Awesome. Wish there was more electronic surf on here / in the world smile


That'd be awesome. Does anyone know if anyone on here has been sharing surf tracks? I'd love to hear them.

Not sure if there are many other this year by other members, but I did release this one https://weeklybeats.com/djippy/music/lo … each-party


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