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Posted by Soliloquy, 20.09.2006 - 23:58
i know a bunch of you have your lil one man bands or stuff on myspace or whatever. post em here, instead of creating 100's of different pages.


and i'm doing a crappy job at it too. but meh, i'm having fun
29.03.2022 - 10:09
nonZero

Written by F3ynman2000 on 29.03.2022 at 01:04

Written by nonZero on 25.03.2022 at 16:44

These are the last songs I worked on back in 2014. Started to come together pretty nicely but I always struggle with writing the middle of songs!

https://soundcloud.com/crimson267/ep-3-song-4

https://soundcloud.com/crimson267/song-11-demo-freeware

https://soundcloud.com/crimson267/song-4-demo

Wow! Those sound really incredible! You're playing all of the instruments here?
I don't play any instrument, so I find it mindblowing to think of someone playing several instruments and then being able to mix it all together to create something that sounds good. What do you record first, the drums? And then play the guitars over the drum track?

Thanks! Just the guitars are bass are played by me here, I programmed the drums using EZDrummer 2. I might be able to play the drum tracks now though, with a lot of practice.
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20.05.2022 - 14:05
Hello all !
This is my last solo project, all instrumental :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52sjQL-yMgw



I hope you'll like it !
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18.07.2022 - 23:01
NEWNEKO2000

Hi everyone

I'd like to present 3 songs made by me with PC software Magix Music Maker. For all songs I used samples, mixed them and combined for the final result, so it is more of amateur music. But I hope you will enjoy all songs and like the concept that I had for them.

For my first song I was inspired by Evanescence and Within Temptation:

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14462093

Second song is in Metallica style, but different vocal style

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14463899

Third song was inspired by Rammstein (second album), but don't expect similar voice

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14412929



All bands which I mentioned above were only inspiration, so please don't expect exactly the same style.

All critiques are welcome, bad and good.
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06.09.2022 - 00:27
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
^great stuff!

Addressing anyone who's experienced in this stuff, is it possible to create entire metal songs without real instruments in a free mixing app? I've glanced at FL Studio and Magix Music Maker. I don't have any experience in playing music, but I love listening to it. I thought I could start experimenting with creating my own music. Where should I start?
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18.09.2022 - 12:24
Doomus

Hey! I would like to shill my one man project, post_Voron. It is electronic music....but wait! Before you say "I'm not going to listen to some 4-bar EDM loop for 5 minutes with no melody or chord progression or anything" I have been making music for over 20 years, i'm a metalhead and i have at least intermediate knowledge of music theory. This is not background noise that only exists as an excuse to move around to.

There is at least one song per album that flirts with actual metal and has ch0nka-ch0nka guitars.



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29.10.2022 - 17:34
Metren
Dreadrealm
https://dreadrealm.bandcamp.com/track/the-eternal-fires-of-bleakmoor

New Dreadrealm song. I would've shared this on my facebook page, but my Dreadrealm page has been deleted without explanation or notification. Thanks, Zuck. I've never posted anything that has so much as come close to breaking any TOS, so facebook just screwed me because they can, I guess. Anyway, a new full-length album coming at the end of November. It will be called "Live From The Fall"

It's been five and a half years since The Essence Of Winter, I hope this first track was worth the wait.
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01.01.2023 - 04:40
Netzach
Planewalker
Here's some demo songs for my newly started project. I'm making it all on the computer except for the guitars which are courtesy by Ophiuchi. Not finished yet, got mixing and possibly adding vox, but I'd love any feedback.
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02.01.2023 - 16:32
Metren
Dreadrealm
Written by Netzach on 01.01.2023 at 04:40

Here's some demo songs for my newly started project. I'm making it all on the computer except for the guitars which are courtesy by Ophiuchi. Not finished yet, got mixing and possibly adding vox, but I'd love any feedback.


It's always difficult to judge an unfinished work. I appreciate the strange rhythms though and I like the change in tempo and key at around 1:25 in "A Cog." Some beautiful melodies too around that point and again at around 3-minutes (I assume that's the chorus?) The best advice I can give is to just keep working, improving and to REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN! You're an official reviewer on MS yourself, so I probably don't need to tell you this, but whenever you share new material, be prepared for more negative feedback too. Criticism, even when delivered harshly is necessary, as is learning from it. When I started Dreadrealm (back then named Arcanewind), I sometimes got what felt like harsh criticism to songs that I thought were the best thing I'd ever done. Looking back, the critics were right and had I become too confident in my creations, I might not have improved my songwriting and production as much as I have now. Best of luck on your musical journey! I'll be here to give feedback whenever I can.

/change of topic

Speaking of unfinished works... I don't know why I said "Live From The Fall" would be finished by November. That was stupid of me. I am working on the album and worked through Christmas and New Year's Eve. I completed the final mix and master for the ending song literally 3 minutes before midnight on January 1st. Obviously I failed to put the album out in 2022, I am sorry for that. To everyone still looking forward to the album, here's where it is now: I've completed four songs that now require no tweaks or additions (in my ears anyway) and are release-ready. Three more songs need some mixing and then mastering.

I hate to make any more promises, but considering how close the album is to being finished, I suggest if it's not available on Bandcamp by the end of January, you can assume I have died. All I can say in my feeble defense is that a postponed album has the potential to be eventually good, while a rushed album will definitely be bad forever.
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03.01.2023 - 14:56
Netzach
Planewalker
Written by Metren on 02.01.2023 at 16:32

It's always difficult to judge an unfinished work. I appreciate the strange rhythms though and I like the change in tempo and key at around 1:25 in "A Cog." Some beautiful melodies too around that point and again at around 3-minutes (I assume that's the chorus?) The best advice I can give is to just keep working, improving and to REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN! You're an official reviewer on MS yourself, so I probably don't need to tell you this, but whenever you share new material, be prepared for more negative feedback too. Criticism, even when delivered harshly is necessary, as is learning from it. When I started Dreadrealm (back then named Arcanewind), I sometimes got what felt like harsh criticism to songs that I thought were the best thing I'd ever done. Looking back, the critics were right and had I become too confident in my creations, I might not have improved my songwriting and production as much as I have now. Best of luck on your musical journey! I'll be here to give feedback whenever I can.

Thank you for taking the time to listen and respond! I'm glad you found it interesting - my idea was to make music where the tempo shifts are as integral a part of the music as the melody, and I think I'm sort of halfway there anyway. I want it to sound inhuman, like a computer on the verge of going bluescreen. I've written a short story about a machine gaining sentience through facing adversity from the humans around it, I want to record as vocals for "A Cog" but I haven't figured out yet what sort of vocals would fit best (or what I am capable of doing with my limited vocal talents and gear - I can play anything on a keyboard but singing was never my strong suit). I might opt for a sort of distorted spoken word (Aphex Twin style) and attempt post-metal screams or black shrieks in the climax of the song, we'll see. I still have a ways to go with the mixing but the general essence of the songs are there, I think, and I've a third slower track in mind as well.

I appreciate any criticism, constructive, harsh, or otherwise. This is the first time I'm making music of my own in many many years and I'm figuring it out as I go, so any feedback (I mean it, any) is much appreciated. If there's any "harsh criticism" you have in mind, I'm all ears. I want to improve so I can perfect this style, because if nothing else, I think it sounds quite unique - at least I haven't heard anything like it. Thanks again for checking it out, I appreciate it, and any feedback is more than welcome. I'm very happy to have Ophiuchi on board for playing my riffs on guitar, the rest of it is entirely created on the computer, in FL Studio, using mostly stock plugins.
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03.01.2023 - 22:07
Metren
Dreadrealm
Written by Netzach on 03.01.2023 at 14:56

Thank you for taking the time to listen and respond! I'm glad you found it interesting - my idea was to make music where the tempo shifts are as integral a part of the music as the melody, and I think I'm sort of halfway there anyway. I want it to sound inhuman, like a computer on the verge of going bluescreen.


That's a very cool idea.

Written by Netzach on 03.01.2023 at 14:56

If there's any "harsh criticism" you have in mind, I'm all ears.


I found nothing that needs harsh/harsher criticism in those demos, actually. That was just general advice that I’d give any starting musician. Perhaps it’s unnecessary though, if you’ve got thicker skin than I had back when I started.
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03.01.2023 - 22:27
Netzach
Planewalker
Written by Metren on 03.01.2023 at 22:07

I found nothing that needs harsh/harsher criticism in those demos, actually. That was just general advice that I’d give any starting musician. Perhaps it’s unnecessary though, if you’ve got thicker skin than I had back when I started.

Aye, okay. Cool to hear! I will keep working on these and perhaps return with new versions when I feel ready to share it. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and give feedback!

I'm not a starting musician, though. I've been in a bunch of bands, recorded a couple albums, and created music of my own as well before. All I expect is that people tell it how they hear it, sugarcoating things never led to anything good. That's what I expect from myself when reviewing, so that's what I should expect from anyone else as well, right
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03.01.2023 - 23:04
Metren
Dreadrealm
Written by Netzach on 03.01.2023 at 22:27

I'm not a starting musician, though. I've been in a bunch of bands, recorded a couple albums, and created music of my own as well before. All I expect is that people tell it how they hear it, sugarcoating things never led to anything good. That's what I expect from myself when reviewing, so that's what I should expect from anyone else as well, right


Well, now I feel dumb. For some reason my brain went "Everything made on a computer + FL Studio native plugins = starting musician" Sorry! Then I truly didn't need to say anything about how to deal with feedback. You've probably got it handled.

BTW I can relate to singing not being a strong point. I can growl decently enough, but I've got a "choir boy voice" as my wife tells me, when I sing cleanly. I have to rely on a ton of layers, lots of reverb and comporession to make my clean vocals bearable, even to myself. I think an Aphex Twin-style vocal would probably fit well with your style. That said, I look forward to your growls and shrieks too.
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25.01.2023 - 12:05
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
I feel like starting on vocals some time, but I have no idea how to write lyrics. Any tips?
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31.01.2023 - 14:23
Metren
Dreadrealm
Written by F3ynman2000 on 25.01.2023 at 12:05

I feel like starting on vocals some time, but I have no idea how to write lyrics. Any tips?


Lyrics and poetry are a matter of instinct to an extent. I, for example, could never translate emotions into words like Leonard Cohen did. But I think there are ways to turn a simple everyday phrase into something vaguely poetic. I once joked to a friend that all one needs to become a poet, is to add tautologies and references to dark things into everyday sentences. Example: "my heart beats." Now add useless information and something relating to night, winter, darkness etc and it becomes "my only heart beats cold." That's a joke example, of course, but I think there's something in there.

I could give you some more direct feedback, if you shared lyrics you've written. I guess the most direct advice I could give right now, is to choose a style first. When you listen to music or read poems, do you prefer neutral storytelling or emotionally heavy commentary? Comedic or tragic approach?
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31.01.2023 - 15:12
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Metren on 31.01.2023 at 14:23


I could give you some more direct feedback, if you shared lyrics you've written. I guess the most direct advice I could give right now, is to choose a style first.

I like relative simplicity in lyrics that pack though an emotional punch. Think Neurosis or Acid Bath. Here's a taste of some lyrics that I came up with for a song called "Lament of the Immortal":

"Crows Fly overhead
Crying "Bring out your dead!"

The clouds are blood red
Everyone is dead

I look up at the sky
I wish I could die

The air reeks of burning flesh
Burning human flesh
Screams pierce my ears
Acid rain burns my skin

How long has it been? Minutes? Days? Months? Fucking years? Fucking decades? When does it end?

The air reeks of burning flesh
Burning human flesh
Screams pierce my ears
No one can help you now

Everyone has gone except me
I'm still alive here, I'm still alive
So tell me - why can't I fucking die?"

Any feedback is appreciated!
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