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thammaren
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Joined: Sat May 24, 2008 9:32 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:39 pm 
 

My band is Silent Legion, and I created it last year. I have recorded an abum, with a dark ambient / black metal feel. You decide what it is for yourself. Leave feedback. Listen to all the songs in the album or it might just seem like ambient.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TFWDOXY5

http://www.myspace.com/silentlegionb

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Kruel
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:40 pm 
 

Wrong forum.

http://www.metal-archives.com/board/viewforum.php?f=9

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thammaren
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:44 pm 
 

Kruel wrote:


No, I'm not promoting it here, I'm asking for more professional opinion

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Kruel
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:45 pm 
 

Then use this forum:

http://www.metal-archives.com/board/viewforum.php?f=8

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thammaren
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:52 pm 
 

Right. But please check it out.

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Kruel
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:01 pm 
 

Do you appreciate honest comments?

Edit: Oh, fuck, you stated yourself that it is a joke band. That's exactly what it sounds like.


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dalecooper
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Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:19 am
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:04 pm 
 

I've only listened to the two tracks on your MySpace page, but I didn't care much for those. "Darkness Gathered" has a very bland and typical synth patch playing pretty boring New Age-type stuff that all seemed like it may well have been improvised. The drums in the beginning are not programmed well (both simplistic and off-time) and compositionally, I can't figure out why they are there or why they go away. Basically this whole track was off-putting to me - I didn't get any interest out of it, and it goes on far too long, considering.

"Pool" is like a few basic, badly-done ingredients of metal - and New Age again - stirred together in a stew of randomness. Super-simple guitar riff, drums that are again badly programmed and way too basic, some poor growling (and very cliche lyrics), and an overall lack of compositional ideas. In the end I was wondering if I just heard a song, or stream of consciousness nonsense.

I don't mean to tear into you. My honest take on it is that it's not very good, but as young as you are, you'll have a lot of time and enthusiasm to devote to improving. Listen to more metal and try to figure out what you like about your favorite bands, albums, and songs. Then try to adapt those concepts into what you do. You're also going to want to practice, practice, practice - you need to improve your playing to get across your best ideas, when you have them. I think they are still ahead of you.
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thammaren
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:09 pm 
 

I appreciate the honesty there. I wrote and recorded all eight of my songs in 3-4 months. I am sort of poor, and I'm only 17. I didn't have the best recording options. I am going to re-record Pool when I have the money for a proper studio. The guitar especially.
Thank you for your honesty again. Could you understand the lyrics? And how was the bass in your opinion?

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Kruel
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:11 pm 
 

Oh, so it originally formed as a joke band but isn't a joke band (at lest supposedly) anymore?

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thammaren
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:12 pm 
 

Kruel wrote:
Do you appreciate honest comments?

Edit: Oh, fuck, you stated yourself that it is a joke band. That's exactly what it sounds like.


Um, when did I say its a joke? It's a dark ambient/black metal band.

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Kruel
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:12 pm 
 

Quote:
Apocalypse 4 was formed in September, 2006 as joke bands with some friends.

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thammaren
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:14 pm 
 

Kruel wrote:
Oh, so it originally formed as a joke band but isn't a joke band (at lest supposedly) anymore?


Yes, last year 2007 it was something of a joke, then i made a myspace for it, and it wasn't a joke after that.

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thammaren
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:19 pm 
 

Kruel wrote:
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Apocalypse 4 was formed in September, 2006 as joke bands with some friends.


never heard of them

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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:58 pm 
 

Runescape soundtrack music as an influence!? Cheers, I love some of the atmosphere in the songs in that game.
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