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Offline Scott Patterson

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10 minute death metal song
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:16 AM »
Here is one of my band Dissolution's new songs that is 10 minutes long. It is an endurance test to play this with no breaks. I know death metal is not everyone's cup of tea but it sure is fun to play.  It really picks up around the 2:45 point in tempo.

The audio is not CD quality, there are zero edits, and there are plenty of mistakes. I will be spending the next month ironing out the time changes, changing a few parts up and getting ready to record 7 brand new songs. I also chopped half my head off for some of the video when I bumped the camera, so lots of fails going on in this video haha. I might make another song soon to redeem this one.

I welcome constructive criticism.

Online Brett Sheaffer

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Re: 10 minute death metal song
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 11:47 AM »
Wow, very impressive. I love how you switch between the parts so effortlessly. I could tell when you knew you hadn't quite nailed a couple of the transitions, but by the time I would have gotten to those parts, I would have screwed it up so much I would have thrown my sticks!  ;D

I'm WAY below you're level of ability (I'm not capable in this genre), so take this suggestion with a grain of salt.  The only thing I would suggest -- and I know that band composition drives what ultimately gets played and what gets thrown out -- is that during the few parts where you do the really simple, slower snare/tom fills, consider keeping a simple, slow bass drum beat going to keep the bottom end full.  As I was listening, it seemed like those sections were too empty in the bottom (to me) because the rest of the song is so awesomely kick-drum oriented.
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