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Commandaunt
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Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:31 am
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:22 pm 
 

We just finished our first release entitled Flayed. Would really like some feedback on whatever you feel like commenting on, whether it be the production, guitars, lyrics, songwriting, etc. I feel this is my best effort so far in terms of mixing - maybe not so much in songwriting, but it definitely has a beefy sorta old-school sound to it imo, which is exactly what I was going for (just not as low-fi as some of the great osdm records were).

Here's the link https://cryptelisk.bandcamp.com. Really excited to hear some opinions on this as I've put a lot of work into it. Cheers!

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:55 pm 
 

I like it, are the drums programmed or something? they are so clean sounding compared to the rest. and really I think the guitars/bass should come up to really knock someone on their ass. was this more of a directline in type of affair?

The material and songwriting and performance is really strong, but how this is all mixed doesn't honestly get to show that off.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:57 pm 
 

Really when it starts soloing and the more melodic lines start that's just insanely great. it just seems everything is way too fucking low to fully be appreciated.
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Commandaunt
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:18 pm 
 

Yeah, programmed drum machine and direct. However, I DID buy that JSX and will be looking for a drummer at our first live show so hopefully I can get an even more organic feel to the debut. My guitarist will be mixing the next one since he has pro-level gear and expertise, so that should increase the quality tenfold alone. What exactly do you mean bring out the bass/guitar? Just the levels or is there some issues with the EQing or something? Thanks for the kind words.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:49 pm 
 

meaning both the bass guitar and guitar guitar need to be up in the mix. the stringed instruments. But good job!
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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:01 am 
 

Pretty much just wanna echo what SLK said. I'm not really huge on those doubled demonic vocals, but the regular vocal style was good enough, and the songwriting/performance were good stuff. I'd love to hear this with a human drummer as the really repetitive programming is pretty annoying, but even more than that I'd love to hear this with a proper mix with some real meat to the guitars (they're just so thin and wimpy as it is).
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TheOldSkull
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:24 pm
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Location: Brittany
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:33 pm 
 

Very nice atmosphere, agreed with the others about the sound. I might add there's a bit too much reverb for my taste (but it fits the mood somehow) Voice is great, riffing and lead guitars are really cool. I'm glad I participated on this, even if my contribution was only trivial.

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Commandaunt
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:32 pm 
 

Thanks guys. We've decided to remix and add some symphonic elements (Like in "I am God" by Vital Remains - small accents and stuff). Will post back here whenever that is.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:47 pm 
 

I say throw out the symphonic elements.
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