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Title: Your own music
Post by: Conservationist on November 13, 2010, 06:37:49 PM
We needed a thread for people to show off what they do. Currently checking out this guy:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Metal/comments/bqyle/hey_shreddit_i_just_wrote_this_seed_of_a_song/

Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Cargést on November 13, 2010, 06:47:45 PM
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,8448.0.html

Everything in here is better than that song by a distance so great that it can no longer be called a "margin".
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Humanicide on November 13, 2010, 07:46:26 PM
Any music I would create would come out as either

A) 1980s/early 1990s Hardcore/crust worship

or

B) Old school grindcore worship (probably with a bit of black metal technique/phrasing as well)

There's enough of both genres. Maybe I'll start up a project for fun, but my compositional abilities are far behind what I would need to create a lasting work.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Libido_Itch on November 14, 2010, 05:09:08 PM
I have a bunch of riffs i been toying with. I don't know shit about drums though.  Would anyone be interested in laying down a drum track(electronically or not) if i sent them a copy of the song and its worth contributing to. 
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Sepulchral Voice on November 14, 2010, 05:45:34 PM
I'm not too tech savvy, but I will take a listen if you have any complete songs. I'll play acoustic drums, too.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Andrew on November 14, 2010, 09:38:22 PM
I have a project called "Valscharuhn," and I actually posted one of the demos for it on here a while ago.  I look back on it and don't really like it much though.  Now I'm working on some ambient stuff, here's a link to one of the songs I've already finished. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6SAdAd_mA0)  My intention is to make a concept album based on the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Wolfgang on November 14, 2010, 11:08:07 PM
Any music I would create would come out as either

A) 1980s/early 1990s Hardcore/crust worship

or

B) Old school grindcore worship (probably with a bit of black metal technique/phrasing as well)

There's enough of both genres. Maybe I'll start up a project for fun, but my compositional abilities are far behind what I would need to create a lasting work.

While the genres might be slightly different, you saved me the work of writing out my excuse for not taking the time to create something as well. I've not met many people in my area who share my music philosophy though, which really zapped my motivation to stick with it when I was in college and hamming away on the cheapest guitar I could get.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Blaphbee on November 15, 2010, 02:53:01 AM
Already harped on this before, but, in the interests of chit-chat:

http://www.myspace.com/nothingleftfortomorrow
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 15, 2010, 07:22:40 AM
I could give it a try Libido.  You can send it to my Yahoo if you wish.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 16, 2010, 11:51:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjIxUf3xUzI

More of my devastation in "practice"
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Cargést on November 16, 2010, 02:46:29 PM
Good harmonies on that one.  However, even though you've got a lot of rhythmic variation in your music, I sometimes find that the "1 2 1 2" drum beat, with the snare accentuating the third beat of each bar continuously, should be broken.  Similarly, you should make use of fills from time to time, to give a greater sense of transition between some of the more violently opposed riffs (mainly in their rhythmic content, again).  The riftcraft in itself is good, but the drums need to follow the riffs in a more dynamic function.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 17, 2010, 07:18:17 AM
That is my one flaw really. I want to add more variations on the snare and add fills, but I falter sometimes thinking about how to do it though.  Back to the grindstone! 
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Cargést on November 17, 2010, 07:56:34 AM
It's trial and error, as with all aspects of composition.  Eventually, you hit upon certain methods which can only serve to improve the quality of your compositions (I recently discovered "melody", as opposed to just "riffs" - thank you Emperor, Summoning, and Mozart).
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 17, 2010, 08:30:07 AM
I am redoing the song as we speak. It slipped that this was not the final version I though it was.

Someone once told me that melody is their secret weapon in composing, so I never forgot that.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 17, 2010, 09:36:03 AM
And thus....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qELkpHNbtjg
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Cargést on November 17, 2010, 11:34:24 AM
Already, that's a massive improvement on what was already good.  The riffs now have character and individuality.  A constant drum line is fine for something "atmospheric", like Burzum's Black Metal, but it doesn't work nearly as well in any other kind of Metal (which is why I'm currently finding Bolt Thrower's Warmaster to be a bit hard to get into - the drums just seem stagnant for much of it).  Morbid Angel is the best example I can think of, when it comes to percussive dynamism.

If you were to lengthen that song, create a strong and epic narrative with the riffs, and perhaps add leads/vocals, it would be fantastic.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 17, 2010, 02:53:29 PM
I had a good friend also tell me that my songs should be longer and that if I was to repeat riffs for longer measures, that would be fine. I trap my self in to making the riffs too short for each section.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Cargést on November 17, 2010, 03:55:30 PM
I used to end up creating four-bar riffs which I would repeat four times.  Whenever I caught myself doing it, I thought "what notes can I make longer or shorter, and how long can I extend this riff for?".
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 17, 2010, 04:30:19 PM
And here is another piece of rock that I am doing for my lady's project:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJpfIkHOay8

I approach rock in a different manner, as you would expect.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 19, 2010, 02:58:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vSSCgA2wIM

Again I have changed some riffs here and added a solo. Also thanks to you Cargèst, I took you suggestion and added more fills for that dramatic effect.

And I just put new strings on today. Nothing like new steel to pump myself up for playing!
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Forza Romana on November 23, 2010, 04:50:13 PM
In a moment I will have another edition of Pagan Fire. This time with my vocals!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWCvz_6Q9A0
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: v0mitous on November 30, 2010, 11:38:53 PM
Hi all, I normally post and lurk here under a different username.

I'd like some feedback on the demo I made and recorded with an old band I once played guitar for:
http://www.myspace.com/warkrusher
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: lord.aspie on December 01, 2010, 12:19:27 AM
Wow, that was awe inspiring, paradigm smashing brilliance.

Leaving the band was the worst mistake you have, and ever will make in life. You might as well cut your dick off a join a monastery at this point...
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: v0mitous on December 01, 2010, 10:10:27 AM
Is that sarcasm? You forgot your sarcasm tags.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: Andrew on December 01, 2010, 01:25:08 PM
Yeah, it's important to accommodate the thicker ones among us, particularly if its their music you're talking about.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: v0mitous on December 03, 2010, 01:30:24 AM
Cute. Since when has it been standard for ANUS forum to cliquishly belittle everyone they come across? Can we get some honest critique and breakdown of the music?

By no means is it an obligation -- there are people who are willing to volunteer a small amount their time to do that for a stranger on the Internet. I was given the impression that this was the kind of place and the kind of thread for these constructive kinds of things, but by all means tell me if I'm in the wrong.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: lord.aspie on December 03, 2010, 02:07:27 AM
People will not give you a serious response because it is clear that what you are really looking for is an ego boost. You know that the music is awful, you said as much in your post. Do you really need this to be affirmed by a bunch of strangers on the net?

Im guessing this was motivated by some angst towards your moronic band members, and you are now seeking confirmation that you are the superior one. You probably feel shameful for your passive behaviour as well, move on! Don't work with morons and create something you have pride in next time.

If your passive aggression doesn't make you feel queazy, something is blurred.
Title: Re: Your own music
Post by: v0mitous on December 03, 2010, 03:25:46 AM
Very well, I see where you're coming from so I removed the irrelevant crap. The reason why I ask for thoughts on that material is I'd like to work with some of it and trash the rest.

So with all that said, I can stand behind my other material:

http://www.myspace.com/asdfghjklmao
There's only one song I've recorded for this one but it's essentially complete, beginning-middle-end. Speed metal style.

http://www.myspace.com/mortalexcess
The first 3 songs are a few I did 3 years ago with some primitive recording skills. I never figured out how to flesh out any of these or how to end them properly but I find a lot of elements salvageable.
The last one is a more recent redo of the Warkrusher track "Nightwounds" and I'm still at odds on how to develop this one into a fuller song with a conclusion.